A look back at the 2012 Startup Weekend Blacksburg
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
Don't miss out on your opportunity to attend the 2014 Startup Weekend Blacksburg. Two year ago, the 2012 Startup Weekend Blacksburg sold out a week in prior to the event.
Here is a recap of the 2012 event:
Ninety people attended the first ever Startup Weekend Blacksburg - held September 14-16, 2012 - with nine teams pitching on Sunday. Top honors went to team ResumeX, an application that facilitates the digital transfer of resumes between applicants and business at career fairs.
Pivotal Testing, an idea conceived by Blacksburg High School alumnus and Virginia Tech student Braden Croy, placed second in Startup Weekend Blacksburg. The application allows teachers to create tests that students can take from their cell phones or other touch screen interfaces.
Within weeks after Startup Weekend Blacksburg, Pivotal Testing was well on its way to launching. Five days after the event, the startup received some working capital by winning $1,000 through the RBTC’s “Small Bucks, Big Bang” competition. In October, it was invited by Fortify VC to pitch at Distilled Intelligence 2.0 in Washington, DC. By December, Pivotal Testing successfully piloted its application through a course at Virginia Tech where 2,500 students answered over 60,000 questions using it.
Be sure to get your tickets to the 2014 Startup Weekend Blacksburg, held October 3-5, today while tickets are still available.