Three Cal Poly graduates who now work at a San Luis Obispo software company won the fourth annual Startup Weekend SLO — an event that gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch ideas while testing and launching firms over a 54-hour time frame.
Scott Burns, Anthony Lipscomb Jr. and Hyung Park’s project, an Android application named Collectivity, beat out 12 other teams — about 110 competitors — at the event Jan. 16-18.
Startup Weekend is a nonprofit that hosts events across the country and internationally.
The participants brainstorm ideas, conduct market research and develop a concept before presenting the idea to a panel of four judges.
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Many of those who enter continue with their project with the goal of seeing it into fruition. The group’s next steps include formulating a team and researching customer interests.