Watch live: Startup Weekend KC pitches and Sen. Jerry Moran at 3:45
The finish line is in sight for the 12 teams of the 54-hour business-building sprint that is Startup Weekend Kansas City. Those teams will conclude a whirlwind weekend by delivering pitches for their products this evening at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board Room at Union Station.
Spectator tickets to the event can be purchased for $15 onlline or at the door. If you can't make it to Union Station, you can still catch the pitches live by watching the video feed embedded above. You can also follow and join the conversation about Startup Weekend Kansas City on Twitter using the hashtag #kcsw.
The pitches start at about 4 p.m., following a talk at 3:45 p.m. from U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas. Below is a complete schedule of events for the evening:
- 3:00 - Doors open for spectators
- 3:45 - Sen. Moran speaks
- 4:00 - Presentations start
- 7:00 - Dinner is served
- 7:30 - Awards and wrap-up
The dozen teams will pitch to a panel of four judges, all of whom are prominent figures in the Kansas City business and tech communities. The judges are:
- Joni Cobb - CEO of Pipeline
- Evan Conway - President of OneLouder Apps
- Peter deSilva - President of UMB Bank
- Thad Langford - Executive in residence at OpenAir Equity Partners
The order for the presentations is as follows:*
- MockCrunch (Special extra presentation)
- Card Perk
- HomeMade Food
- Out Of The Trash
- Change Stations
- Connect Power
And, in case you didn't catch our Day 2 review from Startup Weekend Kansas City, we have a look at the 12 teams below (many of the descriptions are courtesy of a post by SPN contributor and SWKC organizer Royce Hanyes on the SWKC blog):
- Description: A network for broadcasting and coordinating lunch plans and locations. LunchUp is billed as "the simplest way to share what you’re doing for lunch."
- Team lead: Ramsey Mohsen
- Description: A mobile app that encourages and rewards recycling electronics.
Team lead: Kajari Ghosh
- Description: A way to consolidate all of your reward cards by using your current credit card.
- Description: An application that aims to simplify group payments by enabling people to pool their money for specific events or bills.
- Team lead: Justin Borreto
- Description: An application for the rapid prototyping of web apps billed as "an application builder that software developers would even use."
- Team lead: Michael Bleigh
- Description: A video companion for cooking at home.
- Team lead: Cory MacVie
- Description: A web-based system that uses video games to teach kids the basic principles of programming and system architecture.
- Team lead: Carrie Royce
- Description: A system that provides instant peer support for mental health needs.
- Team lead: Corinna West
- Description: A platform that connects home buyers and sellers, Keyzio is "where every home is for sale."
- Team lead: Parker Hills
- Description: A location-based platform for connecting like-minded individuals in an effort to encourage collaboration and forward-thinking
- Team lead: Joshua Eithun
- Description: Aimed at simplifying phone, text and social media notifications, NotiFire lets anyone send urgent message broadcasts.
- Team lead: Steve Sokol
- Description: A location-based finder of baby changing stations.
- Team lead: Eric J. Gruber
For more from Startup Weekend Kansas City, check our post from Saturday, "Photos and project updates from Day 2 of Startup Weekend Kansas City". And stay tuned to SPN for complete coverage of Sunday night's events, including interviews with the winning team.
*Update April 15, 4:45 p.m. – The post was updated to include the order of the pitches.