15 Firepitches Kicks Things Off


A room full of excited and nervous startup weekenders listened to 15 pitches to open up Startup Weekend Palmerston North 2013.  Here’s a list of who and what!

Bullet Proof
“C’s” don’t get degrees!  International students have a hard time in New Zealand universities due to English being their second language.  Bullet Proof changes all of this – with professionals helping scan their work prior to turning it in!

“No more junk mail on my kitchen table!”  Mabel’s an app that shows specific ad content on televisions depending on location and specified interests.

Barter MeBarter based community in the Manawatu where skills and jobs can be transformed or exchanged.

Text Size App
An app for people with poor eye sight that helps them read information on their devices (iPhone, iPad) easily.

Escape The QuakeA social experiment aimed at people in quake affected areas.  Want to get out of the earthquake zone – hit “Escape the Quake” and find a family willing to help you out!

Sports Teams
A social network to organise teams, clubs and games that lets players chat and communicate.

Audio System Manager
An easy way to manange sound in auditoriums, churches, etc…

HD Vitality
Dashboard for tracking and reporting blood test data.

The Property Ladder
New model for property ownership with tax benefits…

Team Bounce
A beautiful online text message platform that delivers messages of postponements and cancellations to parents.

Pocket Doctor
Measures the lunch function is asthma suffers and records information on an app

A phonetic spelling platform

A system that senses how much water is underground

Ski Club
A social network helping older people spend their inheritance.

Clean Green NZ
Identifying clean water sources

Stay tuned…