- Friday night: Hear pitches, vote on the best ones and pick teams
- Saturday: Build and develop
- Sunday: Hear final pitches and give awards
For me, Startup Weekends are like team sports for developers and the startup community at large. I played competitive sports as a youth and I've found a similar competitive spirit and team mentality when attending Startup Weekends. There are two other important dynamics present at Startup Weekends: The first being the opportunity to hone the skills I have in a pressure environment. The second dynamic is the opportunity to have a team of very smart people working to solve problems, vet ideas and validate the viability of products and services that have been on someone's thought radar for some time. I'm a little bit addicted to these events.Briefly describe your winning app from Startup Weekend Portland.
Dream Up LLC was founded after attending a Startup Weekend in Portland where my co-founder, Vanessa Van Edwards, and I took first place with an idea that was later named Picnic. Picnic is a simple tool for exploring images you find online. It was originally built to help Pinterest users find the original image source of products they found while browsing Pinterest. Picnic is a small bookmarklet that sits in your browser's bookmarks bar and with a few clicks, helps you locate much more information about images. Give it a try!What is the best part about Startup Weekend?
The best parts of Startup Weekends are the people you meet and the fulfillment you get from pursuing your passions.Check out Darren’s app Xtreme is excited to have been a part of such an energetic and dynamic event! We plan to continue to support the vibrant and thriving Startup Community. If you would like to see if there is a Startup Weekend coming to your city soon click here.