Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Team Juicepert ranked as the best idea at Startup Weekend Cape Cod, held at Massachusetts Maritime Academy this past weekend, March 8-10.
After spending 54 energetic and inspiring hours at the academy, however, everyone came out a winner. Five teams were formed Friday night after nine great ideas were pitched. The teams worked throughout the weekend create a business plan, begin building the products and prepare a final presentation for a panel of judges on Sunday evening.
The winning team, Juicepert, developed an application for juicers. The runner-up was nepTune, an online product to generate revenue for independent musicians. Taking third place was GroopShoot, an application to share photos of the same event. Fourth place went to Secure Router, a router security checking product. Fifth place was given to team IfundCapeCod for a crowd sourcing application. Startup Weekend Cape Cod facilitator Peter Karlson led a group of coaches and mentors who assisted as business plans and products developed. Of note this year were several students from Cape Cod Tech who participated in the teams as developers.
Startup Weekend™ supports the development and expansion of entrepreneurship through events worldwide that educate aspiring entrepreneurs by immersing them in the process of moving an idea to market. Startup Weekend has built a network of more than 55,000 alumni, thousands of volunteer organizers and 100 trained facilitators spread across more than 300 cities in 100 countries. Kauffman Foundation, Google, Microsoft, .Co, Sendgrid and Cloudmine are sponsors.
This event was sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape & Plymouth Business, Prince Lobel, Coastal Community Capital, Cape Cod Five, MSBDC, Cape Cod Technology Council, U.S. Small Business Administration, New England Reprographics, Geekgirl, Cape Cod Community College and UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business.
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