Startup Weekend Columbus November 11th, 2012 Presentations


Below is a summary of the current Startup Weekend Columbus Teams. This will also be the order of pitches.

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Pitches will be 4 minutes of the team presenting and 2 minutes of questions from judges (if they have any).


The teams and order of pitches:

Our team mission is to connect people with relevance information.


Perch is a real time ride sharing application that connects friends from social media.  By using Perch, users will engage in free travel, sustainability, and adventure while developing their social network.

Beer Me!

Team building a mobile app to improve bars/restaurant efficiency, analytics and digital marketing.


A many-to-one greeting card service


Location-specific file sharing application

ThoughtBubble is an interactive mapping service built on the Ushahidi platform for the purpose of providing a community envisioning tool that will allow people to openly share ideas and build consensus about businesses and services that they want in their community.


—Badass Video showcasing the November 2012 Columbus Startup Weekend by David Sherry of Columbus Startups


Active University

A college fitness and wellness website that provides workouts, recipes, and motivation. Also we want to highlight different activities such as fitness class and intramurals that can inspire to get fit.

Gif Spinner:

Gif Spinner is putting a whole new spin on music by enabling people to listen to great music and spin their favorite gifs in the mix.  It’s browser based mayhem for lolcat generation- music + animated gifs, and it’s just dumb enough to work!


Connecting Universities that need real world learning experiences for their curriculum with businesses that have projects that would benefit from engaging an entire class of students.


The solution to parent-teacher engagement.- Ease parent involvement by pushing student updates via SMS, email – no login or profiles necessary.

  • Share what parents want most – behavior, and learning information relevant to their child.
  • Keep regular, accurate information for every student, every day – in a matter of minutes.


Reverse auction styled gig hunting website that connects unskilled, odd jobs with individuals seeking quick cash with little commitment.

Buzbin is a mobile app that allows users to log into their facebook and twitter accounts and instantly see all the content that’s generating a buzz while sifting out all the unwanted junk!

Putting the search in research.

We provide greater transparency in the realm of collegiate research, allowing students, undergraduates and higher, to easily search for professors that do research in a specific field and/or geographic region. This allows easier access for students to become involved in research on the undergraduate and graduate level. This would also lead to industry sponsored research, because corporations would be able to better find the research they want to commercialize and produce into products.