The opa Toy Team Wins First Place at Startup Weekend Athens (Ohio)

03/22/2016 | By Barbara Donohue

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


After a whole weekend of hard work, the five Startup Weekend Athens pitched their new ventures to a team of judges.

The first-place winner was the team for opa, cognitive toys for modern children, an art/design set of colorful wooden, magnetic shapes.

[caption id="attachment_36695" align="alignnone" width="565"]Team opa: Alex Kneier, Andrew Roffe, Ethan Schultz, Rachel Lau, and Brett Woodard Team opa: Alex Kneier, Andrew Roffe, Ethan Schultz, Rachel Lau, and Brett Woodard[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_36771" align="alignnone" width="525"]A photograph of a child playing with opa shown while Ethan was pitching. A photograph of a child playing with opa shown while Ethan was pitching.[/caption]

 

Second place went to Enchanted Home of Lost Books, a used book store offering children's books to families in the Athens area.

[caption id="attachment_36696" align="alignnone" width="565"]The Enchanted Home of Lost Books team: Lisa Heinz, James Graham, Ariel Taylor, and Amber Duff. The Enchanted Home of Lost Books team: Lisa Heinz, James Graham, Ariel Taylor, and Amber Duff.[/caption]

 

The third-place winner was the team pitching EMG Max.

[caption id="attachment_36770" align="alignnone" width="496"]The EMG Max team: Zach Phillips-Gary, Andrew Greene, Karsten Cao The EMG Max team: Zach Phillips-Gary, Andrew Greene, Karsten Cao[/caption]

 

Among their comments, the judges said they thought that all five of the ideas pitched had the potential to become successful businesses.

#SWAthensOH

 


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