Wendy is the founder of “Start Up Weekend” events in Lousiana. She is from the capitol Baton Rouge and organized the first ever event in New Orleans on April, 5-7, 2013. I had the honour to be a part of it as a participant. There were around 60 participants and 25 idea pitches on Friday. Eight groups were formed to work on their idea and pitch at the end of the weekend for the three prizes. This video was taped at the beginning of the event….
Another short clip shows what matters to the New Orleans jury…
And finally the final 8 presentations of the “Start up Weekend” in New Orleans. (Nola.com)
The community favorite was Bloom Box presented by Brian Guidry.
The winner of the event is CareLinkNola.
If you wanna get a prize in New Orleans the best way to achieve it is by introducing a food related concept. The second prize FrequentFoodies is a sort of a mobile based “waiter quality control system”.
I participated in the team which won third place called FundDat: Crowdfunding for the local crowd of New Orleans.
All other presentations you can watch at my #SWNola Channel