Braving apocalyptic weather, the CoverMyMeds team joined a packed-house at the Loann Crane Center at CCAD, to help mentor, give feedback, and join in the fun with some pitch ideas of our own (sadly, ‘Jetpacks’ was turned down as a viable Start Up idea) for the 2012 Columbus Startup Weekend.
A quick background – ‘Startup’ is a non-profit company that organizes global, weekend events where entrepreneurs, developers, and marketeers meet to pitch ideas, and/or develop companies/applications, etc.
Friday night’s events started with a frenzy of pitch ideas, and afterwords, a scramble to solidify teams of developers/project managers/etc, with the help of roaming mentors. Teams worked feverishly into the night, continuing into Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon is crunch time, as teams scrambled to with presentations, websites (where applicable). Some overwhelmed pitch makers bow-out, melding with other teams to help where they can.
CoverMyMeds calmly helped teams put final touches on their projects as folks were literally running around like crazy in final preparations for the 5 o’clock cut-off.
The judges are brought in for the final presentations, which all look pretty great, but, there had to be one winner, and first place went to interior web design group – ‘Posh Haven’. Congrats!
We here at CoverMyMeds would like to also congratulate all the weekend’s amazing participants, and fellow co-sponsors. A LOT of hard work went into this event, which brings us to the folks behind the scenes – a special thank you to Nick Seguin, Suzy Bureau, and the rest of the incredible Start Up Team; it was truly an inspiring weekend.