This weekend I spent 54 hours at TechNexus building an unbeetable application for Startup Weekend Chicago. DebtBeet is a debt collection service that eliminates awkward IOU situations among friends. It’s fun, it’s simple, we have a badass beet for our mascot, and we’re chock full of stupid puns about beets.
It was Dave’s brilliant idea and it was hilarious. But my objective for the weekend wasn’t to start a company that (among other things) sends LOLcat-style beet pics to college room mates who suck at paying their shared bills. Although that would be pretty awesome, my main goals were to meet great people, have fun, and learn something new. I accomplished all of those goals.
In the end, the DebtBeet team won the “Early to Rise” award. We didn’t know what that meant (I think most of us arrived late on both days), so we’re just calling it 5th Place. Then we realized that we won all of the leftover breakfast items, including toasters.
Yes, I won a box of Froot Loops at Startup Weekend. And for that, it was all worth it.
I also walked away with a five pound bag of Intelligentsia beans, so I should be quite caffeinated for the rest of the summer.