StartupWeekend: One Product, One Company in just One Weekend!
Startup-weekend (the name says it all) is an event where about 120 people come together and discuss their next big idea. Once all the ideas are discussed, based on the votes each idea gets, few of them make it to the final round.
After the final discussions one of the ideas is chosen to be executed and by the end of the weekend the application is launched and a company is registered. This might sound really easy and smooth but things do get pretty tensed at the time of discussions as all the participants think they’ve got the best idea.
Last Startupweekend was held in Seattle and the outcome was a product called “Skillbit”. This online application can be used by the companies and large groups where one on one interaction is not feasible. “Skillbit” diffuses the situation by providing a platform for the employees of the organization to interact and learn more about each other. This product is not yet open for all, however, you can register for an invitation.
So that was about the latest Skillbit. Following is the list of the last five start-ups from StartupWeekend.
Chapel Hill (November 2-4)
Work Perch Attendance: 49
Company Created: WorkPerch
What is it? Workperch is a referral service that connects people who need work space with businesses that have space available.
Status: Private Alpha
Atlanta (November 9-11)
Skribit Attendance: 82
Company Created: Skribit
What is it? Skribit is a user-generated content suggestion application for blogs. Effortlessly assemble what your readers really want to hear.
Status: Private Beta
San Francisco (November 16-18)
Help Hookup Attendance: 134
Company Created: HelpHookup
What is it? Show your good side and let the world know you care. Add our badge to your Facebook profile and we’ll let you know when volunteer opportunities are available in your area.
London (November 30- Dec 2)
A Little Bit Better Attendance: 43
Company Created: aLittleBitBetter
What is it? A Little Bit Better is a portal featuring ethical reviews of consumer products.
Los Angeles (December 14-16)
Frenimies Attendance: 72
Company Created: SocialMixr and Frenemies
What is it? Frenemies is a Facebook game where you play your friends in your quest to become the most popular. Help your friends today. Stab them in the back tomorrow. SocialMixr is the parent company, looking to build more games for the casual gaming field.
Status: Alpha, scheduled to launch on the 31st