Jacksonville Startup Weekend 2014 – A Grand Success!!!

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Congratulations to ZeRoll, “a system to hygienically dispose of used medical examination table paper “for securing first place at the 2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend! More than 88 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 54-hour event held Jan. 24-26 at the University of North Florida Student Union Building.

Event featured 36 ideas pitched, and 14 Teams tirelessly over 54 Hrs. Winners received prizes worth more than $15,000 of in-kind services to help them launch their new businesses. The grand finale on Sunday, attended by Katie Ross (Regional Director-Office of US Senator, Bill Nelson), Jacquelyn E. Smith (District Director-Congressman Ander Crenshaw), Sponsors, Mentors, Judges, Speakers and Participants was well received.

The top 3 winners are:

 1st Place – ZeRoll: A system to hygienically dispose of used medical examination table paper.

2nd Place – SpeakEasy: Social Collaboration and Crowd funding Platform. Twitter: www.twitter.com/SpeakEasyTechs

3rd Place – ReStartup:  ReStartup is a platform where a dying startup is reborn. A platform where an entrepreneur who no longer wishes to continue her startup can post her business, review submitted applications and select an entrepreneur to take this startup over.| Twitter: @ReStartUp

 

Most Popular Startup – Verbalize Media: Changing the way that you consume media on the go by integrating an audible reader app that has the ability to read your twitter, rss feed, emails, and text messages. Facebook: www.facebook.com/verbalizemedia | Twitter: www.twitter.com/VerbalizeMedia

The top three teams from the 2014 Startup Weekend will receive the following as their prizes.

  • CoWork Jax membership for top 3 winners
  • Free services (limited hours) for legal and intellectual property(IP) consulting – Sarah Gulati
  • Free attendance to Startup Series Workshop – SBDC
  • Media opportunities on leading local publications
  • Free Venture Capital Consulting (5 hours per team)- Blue Horizon Venture Capital
  • Consulting Resources worth $120,000 from F6S for top 3 winners
  • Access to Ultra-Low Cost Software Development for top 3 winners – iStart Jax
  • Blinkist (Germany based startup) service subscription for top 3 winners

See you all in 2015!!