Winners of Startup Weekend LA October 2010

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Outstanding work by everyone that participated in Startup Weekend LA October 2010.

The winners were:


  1. 1st Place – Hinty
    (@gohinty)- Reads news feeds to you while you’re driving (and suggests content)
    $500 cash prize, $500 cash from Docstoc, $300 Heroku credit, One Month of Coloft full-time for your team ($3,000 value), NerdyShirts, pitch with Clearstone, and lunch/advising with Tech Coast Angels

  2. 2nd Place – Beerdar
    (@beerdarapp)- iPhone app for microbrews
    A set of steak knives–and $300 cash, $100 cash from Sean Percival, One Month of Coloft full-time for your team ($1,500 value), NerdyShirts, pitch Clearstone

Best Heroku Ruby on Rails Team:


dibdate
(@dibdate)- Buy-it-Now dating site proceeds to charity

T-shirts and 4x Heroku credit packs

Quite a few teams deployed on Heroku in an attempt to win the Best Heroku Team:

  • CheckinChecker – Hotel/VRBO guest blacklist
  • dibdate – Buy-it-Now dating site proceeds to charity
  • RecipeByte – wikipedia + github for recipes
  • Placebomb – FourSquare meets DropBox (location based sharing)
  • Beerdar – iPhone app for microbrews


MVP


Yohei Nakajima (@YoheiNakajima)

A set of steak knives and $100 cash


Best Factual Team:

Hinty – Kindle 3Gs for all team members.