Did you miss Friday night pitches? Here’s a recap.


We had a great kick off night for Portland Startup Weekend! Over beers and pizza, attendees networked with each other and with sponsors and mentors, and participated in a high energy mass roshambo.

We heard Eric Winquist, founder and CEO of Jama Software, discuss the finer points of Unicorns and Rainbows, and share his advice on starting a company to the sold out weekend attendees.

And of course we had the pitches. The energy was high as 43 people pitched their ideas in 60 seconds. After a round of voting, the following 16 teams had the most votes to move forward as Portland Startup Weekend teams:

Hook up Look up – yerdle for casual relationships

We Fit Me – crowd sourced style advice

Car Scout – finding local car experts to help you buy your next used car

Garden Snap – a social platform for avid gardeners

I Conductor – smart phone controlled model trains and toys

Smart Grocery – be notified when your favorite groceries are on sale

Cart Love – logistics for Food Carts

Spot Spot – Amber Alerts for lost pets

Simple Politics – making running for office easy for anyone

Snap Rent – making renting easier for landlords and renters

Bot Proof – proofing 3D printing designs

Music Bubble – king of the hill for local musicians

Gear Uni – outdoor industry product reviews by experts for the experts

Lil Kick – half decaf ready to drink coffee

Point B – helpful honest rental advice

Wish Delivery – matching developers with people in need make-a-wish style