IBJNews

Twitter tool winner of Startup Weekend event

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

StatsSquared, a Twitter analytics tool, came away victorious as the winner of Startup Weekend, an event that attracted about 60 entrepreneurs vying for the chance to compete in a global competition.

The Nov. 12-14 session at Purdue University’s technology center near Indianapolis International Airport was one of many such competitions held around the world.

Both Purdue and Indiana University have hosted Startup Weekend before. What was different about this year's session for local participants is that the weekend culminated on Sunday with a panel of judges selecting a winning company.

StatsSquared now will compete against other winners from cities worldwide in an online contest for the overall top prize.

Several other startups competed in Indianapolis:

— EatDrinkIt, a mobile application that rates restaurant dishes;

— Scygle, an academic cross-referencing database;

— WaitMait, an application to make taking orders in restaurants faster and easier for waiters, cooks and customers;

— Likedity, a social network to help users locate people with similar interests;

— NoteSee, a system for aggregating conference notes;

— GnomadDesk, a portable laptop desk that attaches to roller bags.  GnomadDesk was the only physical product competing.

More about the competing companies can be found here.

StatsSquared is expected to create a 60-second video summarizing its idea and submit it within 24 hours of the end of the Indianapolis competition. The video, along with those from winners in other cities, will be posted at www.startupweekend.org.

Startup Weekend coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 15-21.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Liberals do not understand that marriage is not about a law or a right ... it is a rite of religous faith. Liberals want "legal" recognition of their homosexual relationship ... which is OK by me ... but it will never be classified as a marriage because marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. You can gain / obtain legal recognition / status ... but most people will not acknowledge that 2 people of the same sex are married. It's not really possible as long as marriage is defined as one man and one woman.

  2. That second phrase, "...nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens..." is the one. If you can't understand that you lack a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and I can't help you. You're blind with prejudice.

  3. Why do you conservatives always go to the marrying father/daughter, man/animal thing? And why should I keep my sexuality to myself? I see straights kissy facing in public all the time.

  4. I just read the XIV Amendment ... I read where no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property ... nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens ... I didn't see anything in it regarding the re-definition of marriage.

  5. I worked for Community Health Network and the reason that senior leadership left is because they were not in agreement with the way the hospital was being ran, how employees were being treated, and most of all how the focus on patient care was nothing more than a poster to stand behind. Hiring these analyst to come out and tell people who have done the job for years that it is all being done wrong now...hint, hint, get rid of employees by calling it "restructuring" is a cheap and easy way out of taking ownership. Indiana is an "at-will" state, so there doesn't have to be a "reason" for dismissal of employment. I have seen former employees that went through this process lose their homes, cars, faith...it is very disturbing. The patient's as well have seen less than disireable care. It all comes full circle.

ADVERTISEMENT