NYC Startup Weekend Follow-up: BridesView

I had a brief chat this afternoon with Alex one of the co-founders of BridesView, the wedding site that picked up an honorable mention at NYCSW last month.

Alex told me he will be following through on his vision of a photo-intensive web experience that captures the dreaminess of weddings, along with offering some practical tips on where to find all the wedding accoutrements.

After I got off the phone, I took a quick peek at iVillage, a potential competitor. Continue reading

NYC Startup Weekend Finale: 2 Hours, 20+ Presentations

Did I really hear 20 or so presentations in a little over 2 hours at the conclusion of NYC Startup Weekend?

According to my barely legible notes, scribbled while standing up in the very crowded kitchen area in General Assembly’s co-working space, I had a few insightful comments on each one of them.

My quick, emotional assessments differed from the judges: I didn’t quite ‘get’ PlayMob, the first place winner; dismissed too quickly the second place winner,, the on-line group vacation piggy bank, and perhaps let my group conference calling prejudices get in the way of appreciating third-place

No matter, I was impressed with many of the pitches, amazed at what Red-Bull fueled developers could accomplish in 48 hours, and learned that even cold NYC falafels still taste really good.Continue reading