NYCSW: The Final Results


What did you do with your weekend? At Startup Weekend Mobile NYC, our participants formed new teams with complete strangers, worked through multiple pivots of a business idea, locked in several dozens of phone calls to real potential customers, created several iterations of design wireframes, and built impressive working prototypes of their phone applications. 

At the end of an exciting weekend, all of the teams and their biggest fans gathered together to cheer on the final presentations. Our invited judges included five experts from the mobile space: Mike Dudas (Google Mobile Commerce), Alec Andronikov (Founder of MoVoxx), Veronika Sonsev (CEO of inSparq), David Ambrose (Travelzoo Mobile), and Ryan Charles (Founder of Consmr).  The teams were judged based on three categories: Customer Validation, Business Model, and Execution.

The winning team was announced by one of judges at the conclusion of our event on Sunday. Here are the full results:

First Place: HomeSpree is a smarter way to get home improvement estimates

Second Place: Trupa helps small businesses raise the funding they need.

Third Place: SGO helps you make plans with your friends to go out.


Then, in no particular order, here is a snapshot of all of the other startup ideas that were pitched on Sunday Night:

RecordHouse helps independent musicians find and book record studios 

Tip my Task keeps you accountable for completing your to-do list

ZINK integrates all of your digital schedules in one place

Brewhaha changes the way people meet in coffeehouses

Honk lets you flirt with people at events

Aura lets you donate to charity every time you share your wifi hotspot

SmartMeetup helps people who want to meet each other find each other

Own It! keeps track of your personal inventory of clothes


A big congrats goes out to everyone who participated for all of your hard work. It was an amazing weekend packed with collaborative energy and lots of idea exchange between very talented people. Your Startup Weekend Organizers (Anna, Frank, Andrew, Cyndi, Lucija, Lilly, Kristine, and Lara) are thrilled at all of the new connections and good laughs that took place over the weekend. Check out more photos from Day 2 (thanks to Diane Hu Photography) and join the Startup Weekend NYC Facebook page to stay in touch!   

Lastly, a special thanks to the Kauffman Foundation as well as to all of our global sponsors (, BizSpark,, SendGrid, Amazon, Google) and our local sponsors (Mobile Gaming East, Silicon Valley Bank, DataXu, WeWork, and Axure) for their generous support of Startup Weekend NYC.