Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event that brings together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers and startup enthusiasts. They gather to to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies in just 54 hours. The weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
The sold-out Startup Weekend Diversity Miami, organized by Paula Celestino and her team, took place last weekend at Venture Hive. Seven teams made it to the end and presented five minute pitches in front of judges with a couple of minutes of Q&A. And the winners were ...
People's Choice winner (pictured below): PaySlay, an app aiming to slash medical bill costs through incentivizing policy holders to use gym memberships, weight-loss programs and various alternative medicine treatments.
3rd Place (pictured below) went to Team Model Book, an app to connect models with modeling opportunities with trade shows and events.
2nd Place went to HandyCab (pictured below), a way to ease the task of finding cabs and other transportation equipped for the disabled.
And the winner was Breakin' Bread, an app to bring people together at shared tables for communal dining experiences. Never eat alone again!
Congratulations! Please see the next post -- a guest post from the winning team.