Day 2 Update


9:55 pm | Palmerston North, New Zealand

The room is semi-silent but there is a definite buzz surrounding everyone here at Startup Weekend Palmerston North.  We’re approximately 19 hours away from final presentations and all the teams are progressing nicely.  Our mentors have been stellar – most have stuck around for all of Friday and today – guiding the teams to their end goal.

Here’s a quick rundown of the 10 teams that formed out of the 25 pitches that were heard on Friday night.

Ad an hour
To provide a single data source making travel interest points more visible through the nation.

DNA Diet
Tailoring weight loss to clients DNA.

Matching the right people to the right flats.

Building an app that is integrated into social media that will enable sharing of travel destinations to improve personal safety.

Help Books
Personalised books that help children deal with social issues, such as; bullying, personal fears, violence, trauma, change, poverty.

Knowledge Box
An app which is one place to collect media in an easy way on the net.

Pandora for Art
Facilitating the searching and matching of artwork wants with local/emerging artists for discovery and/or purchase.

Small Business Efficiency
Developing cutting edge Admin outsourcing for small kiwi businesses.

Communicates wirelessly with smart devices and controlled via an app installed on those devices.

What’s 4 lunch?
Visual recipes for kids

It’s really crunch time for the teams.  “Bums up and heads down” is usually the slogan for Saturday night at Startup Weekend.  Our teams are no different.

It’s going to be an exciting 19 hours as we know everyone, including the teams, are looking forward to 5 pm tomorrow night.