Startup Weekend in Palm Beach - A Wrap Up
— An inside look at our weekend supporting local start-ups like Fun Finder.
Raul and I were lucky to meet West Palm Beach Mayor, Jeri Muoio at Startup Weekend here in Palm Beach. Startup Weekend is a two day event that brings entrepreneurs together to collaborate on projects, meet investors and network with local business owners. On the last day of Startup Weekend, teams are able to pitch their business idea to panel of judges, which included Mayor Muoio, myself and other Palm Beach professionals.
The pitch that ended up winning was for a mobile application called, Fun Finder. This app takes information provided by the user (interests, location, etc) and provides fun activities to do in the area.
At the Crowdfunding event which took place two days after Startup Weekend, attendees were able to mix and mingle with investors and benefit from donations towards their startups, including the winner, Fun Finder.
We had a great time at this event, supporting local businesses and learning what creative ideas are coming out of our very own community. We look forward to supporting these businesses as they develop.