Startup Weekend Orlando 2019 – Wrap Up

12/13/2019 | By Rajiv Menon

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It's a wrap folks! SWORL 2019 was the biggest and best ever. :) It was certainly the most sustained entrepreneurial energy Orlando has seen in one place.

Startup Weekend Orlando 2019

By the numbers:

      • 105 tickets sold
      • 45 ideas pitched
      • 10 teams formed
      • 17 coaches
      • 3 judges
      • 54 hours of solid teamwork
      • 60 pizzas, 35 gallons of water, 12 platters of sushi, 6 platters of Italian food, 6 platters of middle eastern/Mexican food, and lots of coffee and snacks

And after all was said and done, the winners were:

1st place

Jacqueline Dufault @ Selffy (Social media-style app to capture memories and feelings but 100% private)

2nd Place

Nelson Cienfuegos @ Xperience Influencer (Platform to connect influencers with brands that pay for performance)

3rd Place

Nina Mirhabibi @ Moodie (A virtual friend in your pocket)

Crowd Favorite

Jeffrey Craig (novelCX - Gig economy for Call centers)

Thanks to all the coaches and judges, our facilitator Josh David Miller, and our venue CREDO Conduit that made SWORL 2019 special for the attendees! It was a tremendous effort by the organizing team members: Rajiv Menon, Dennis Pape, and Vanessa Zababla, and food organizers @Jason Wade (Doorbell Ninja), Ashley Elliott, and Patti Rader. Without them this event would not have happened.

A Big Thank You to our amazing sponsors for investing in our wonderful Orlando/Central Florida Tech & Startup community:

See you all on the next one!