Day 2: A Day of Pivoting


Making adjustments and adapting to your clients is integral to the success of any entrepreneur. This is equally as necessary for the teams competing in Startup Weekend. Throughout the process of developing their companies following the original pitches, teams will pivot ideas from the business name to the actual product being created. The pitch changes based on negotiations between team mates, discussions about the best minimal viable product, preferred business models, feedback from customer validations, advice from local entrepreneurs and business leaders, and many more factors. We congratulate all of our participants for their persistence and hard work in adapting their businesses and continually growing throughout the course of the day.

To provide you with a quick snap shot of the changes that have already occured in just this one day, here is an overview of the teams at the end of Day 2:

NOW: Honey Badger Mobile- mobile app for sports teams on the road
THEN:Honey Badger Mobile- building per-person mobile apps for uncommon things

NOW: Trip Monitor
THEN: How Far Did I Go? – an app to track your vehicles mileage for tax purposes

NOW: Song Pong – creating custom songs between artists – customize a song or telegram for someone special

NOW: Retro Town
THEN: Community Kickstarter- creating a social network within your neighbourhood

NOW: Map Care- scheduling software for Northern Health
THEN: Map Sched- mapping and scheduling app for home care nursing

NOW & THEN: I Digg U – an app to take you from friends to something more


We can’t wait to see how the final pitches will turn out tonight at The Copper Pig at 4:30pm!