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Triangle Startup Weekend took over Raliegh, North Carolina thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers all gathered around one goal: ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Triangle community.  Mission accomplished!

156 participants from across the region gathered to form 18 teams, including two 11-year-olds who lead their own teams and presented separate ideas!  Seasoned facilitator and Startup Weekend Community Manager, Maris McEdward, shared her thoughts: The energy and excitement I saw at Triangle Startup Weekend was infectious. The ideas pitched could not have been more different, but every attendee was dedicated to their idea and to impressing the judges. Each night we had members of almost every team stay until we had to close the venue (2 am) and people were back at work before we’d even started making coffee! Triangle SW was a fantastic event!

Organizers: Joan Siefert RoseArik Abel, Mital Patel, Kathryn James

Facilitator: Maris McEdward

Speakers: David Jones (Southern Capitol Ventures), Alexander Macris (Themis Group, Triangle Game Initiative), Nathaniel Talbott (Spreedly, Terralien), Josh Whiton (Transloc)

Winning Teams:

  • YardSprout: Find Gardeners to Grow Food in Your Yard.
  • DoTheData: Track better. Teach better.
  • Knackeo: Because everyone has a knack for something.
For more information and a full list of teams visit http://triangle.startupweekend.org.