Jacksonville Startup Weekend 2013 – A Grand Success!

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Congratulations to Moojic, for securing first place at the 2013 Jacksonville Startup Weekend for their innovative take on modern day jukebox that enables patrons at bars and restaurants to personalize their music experience! More than 150 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 54-hour event held Jan. 25-27 at the University of North Florida Student Union Building.

 Event featured 40+ ideas pitched, and 18 Teams tirelessly over 54 Hrs. Winners received prizes worth more than $25,000 of in-kind services to help them launch their new businesses. The grand finale on Sunday, attended by Mayor Brown, Sponsors, Mentors, Judges, Speakers and Participants was well received.

 The top 5 winners are:

 1st Place – Moojic: Modern day jukebox to enable patrons at bars and restaurants to personalize their music experience. Enable merchants like restaurant owners to engage their patrons, build loyalty and monetize their in-store music experience. Website: www.moojic.com| Facebook: www.facebook.com/Moojician| Twitter: www.twitter.com/Moojician 

2nd PlaceNerdular: Nerdular, a niche online social marketplace and a remodeled version of an eBay for nerds with an emphasis on community engagement and a focus on delivering a fair deal to all levels of sellers and a better buying experience for all. Website:www.nerdular.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nerdular| Twitter: www.twitter.com/nerdulardotcom

3rd PlaceLet’s do X:  LetsDoX is the marketplace for selling business services. LetsDoX facilitates the sale and fulfillment of business services through a real time, mobile negotiating agent that delights customers, lowers administration burden and boosts revenue available through your favorite app store for a monthly fee. Website: www.letsdox.com | Twitter: ttps://twitter.com/LetsDoX

 4th PlaceWeed Recede: Weed Recede is your eco-friendly solution to a world filled with plastics.  Our goal is to eliminate the One Billion plastic mulch bags created in the United States every year. Website: www.weedrecede.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeedRecede | Twitter: www.twitter.com/weedrecede

 5th Place – whata.tv: Bringing foreign TV to the US through an app. Pay only for the channels that you want to watch. Website: www.whata.tv | Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatatv | Twitter: www.twitter.com/whatatv

In addition to prizes, the top five teams from the 2013 Startup Weekend were given the opportunity to present before the 2013 Florida Venture Capital Conference, and pitch at the Sramana Mitra’s 1 Million by 1 Million Incubator. 1 Million by 1 Million is a global initiative by Sramana Mitra to create 1 Million entrepreneurs generating a revenue of 1 Million by 2020, an audacious goal.

See you all in 2014!