Atlanta Startup Village #13 Recap

Great BIG crowd and excellent presentations last night at #ASV13. Nuvizz sponsored the Fu ManBrew keg. Here’s a recap.

  • Uruut – Mark Feinberg delivered a superb explanation of how Uruut has brought together corporate branding & marketing with 501(c)(3) online giving.  They have traction and dozens of calls with major corporate donors waiting to give money online to support non-profit civic ventures.
  • Cooleaf – The Cooleaf team explained what they do: create employee engagement in corporate America based on what the employees love, whether it’s food, hiking, zip-lining, or whatever. Companies or employees can organize events.
  • Visual Art Werks – Daniel Flores told his personal story as an artist to launch his ArtLife kickstarter campaign to publish a mobile game & comic book based on the challenges of becoming a successful artist in today’s digital world.
  • CheckAction – Terry Kim – a very engaging speaker – gave us all salvation from death by MS Project, pleasing all but one ASV attendee, who took home a t-shirt for his pain. Best response(s) of the night goes to Mr. Kim, who, when challenged by some great questions, replied “That really is a GREAT question!”
  • iOximeter – The folks from SafeHeart showed us how to measure heart rate and oxygen level (aka “pulseOX”) from an iPhone or Android device. “Old busted vs new hotness”.
We also got to hear five great 30-second pitches, all but one of which exceeded their 30 seconds of allotted time. Shameless plug: future 30-second pitchers – we can help you! Come to Pitch Practice the every Friday at 1pm on the 3rd Floor of  Atlanta Tech Village. Specifically, if you’re giving your 30-second spiel at the next Atlanta Startup Village (Monday November 18), come to Pitch Practice on November 15 at 1pm.
How big was the crowd?  A brand new keg was emptied in less than 1 hour.  A new record!

What do you think?