Monthly Archives: November 2011
Mentoring at inaugural Startup Weekend DC
I’m still recovering from mentoring for the first Startup Weekend DC. It was an amazing weekend, so many ideas and so much energy. It felt like I was mainlining startups :).
I guess my enjoyment showed because I was awarded “most helpful mentor” and given a very snazzy USB Power Pack for keeping my phone and tablet juiced.
Now I’m lead mentor helping the winners of Startup Weekend DC, Weekly Eats, compete in the Global Startup Battle. It’s a worldwide competition pitting the winning StartupWeekend teams from sixty cities against each other for a cool set of prizes including the chance to present at Demo Asia and the Launch Conference.
Thanks to great work by the WeeklyEats team and the DCTech community we came in 3rd! The team started with an awesome video submission and then we drove a non-stop SMO campaign to get the word out. It was an amazing amount of work to keep the energy up and votes coming, but we did it! Congrats WeeklyEats and DCTech :).