January 29th 2014
Congratulations to ZeRoll, “a system to hygienically dispose of used medical examination table paper “for securing first place at the 2014 Jacksonville Startup Weekend! More than 88 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 54-hour event held Jan. 24-26 at the University of North Florida Student Union Building.
Event featured 36 ideas pitched, and 14 Teams tirelessly over 54 Hrs. Winners received prizes worth more than $15,000 of in-kind services to help them launch their new businesses and an opportunity to participate in a virtual accelerator program at F6S that will provide $600K resources for free. 54 Hrs. program was inaugurated on Friday by Joe Whitaker, Business Development Project Manager, Office of Mayor Alvin Brown, Office of Economic Development. The grand finale on Sunday, attended by Katie Ross (Regional Director-Office of US Senator, Bill Nelson), Jacquelyn E. Smith (District Director-Congressman Ander Crenshaw), Sponsors, Mentors, Judges, Speakers and Participants was well received.
The top 3 winners are:
1st Place – ZeRoll
2nd Place – SpeakEasy
3rd Place – ReStartup
Below is the complete list of 14 Startup Teams formed by the end of the event out of 36 Ideas pitched on Friday.
Check out Event Pictures by Ramana Murthy - Mudra Productions at - http://istartjax.smugmug.com/Startup-Weekend-2014
Also read the story on Jacksonville Business Journal at- http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2014/01/27/start-me-up-weekend-warriors-showcase.html