Atlanta Startup Weekend 2012 Notes

David Cummings on Startups

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear the final pitches at Atlanta Startup Weekend 2012 at Georgia Tech’s ATDC. The teams did a great job, especially considering they only had a weekend. With over 120 people, Atlanta Startup Weekend continues to be one of the largest annual startup events in town.

Here’s a summary of the different projects:

Wink (overall winner)
– Meet friends of friends
– Dating site
– $2.1 billion industry, 1,500 dating sites
– Use Facebook social graph
– Matching through mutual friends
– Target U.S. young-to-middle age
– Freemium model
– Daily deal affiliates sales to make money

– Way to turn an idea into a fleshed out screen play for movie
– Don’t worry about scripting formatting — it’s automated
– Subscription service on a per-user basis
– Collaborate with multiple people on the screen play
– Script, scenes with description, list of…

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