The opa Toy Team Wins First Place at Startup Weekend Athens (Ohio)
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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[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_36771" align="alignnone" width="525"] 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.[/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[/caption]
Among their comments, the judges said they thought that all five of the ideas pitched had the potential to become successful businesses.