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AZ Tech Beat | September 27, 2020

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Tucson startups in it to win it at Startup Weekend Tucson

Tucson startups in it to win it at Startup Weekend Tucson
Ashley Garcia

Last weekend, Tucson’s premiere entrepreneurship development organization, Startup Tucson, hosted the fourth annual Startup Weekend Tucson. The event brought together aspiring entrepreneurs to collaborate and bring their business ideas from concept to launch in 54 hours. Teams presented their new ventures to a public audience and a panel of investor-judges for feedback, awards, and some sweet prizes.

The top prizes went to:
Hurb- a self contained and automated hydroponics for home use

Wildcat Safety Systems- utilizing drone technology for first responders

Put It Down- a tool for eliminating phone texting related car accidents



Read: Startup Tucson launches Thrive

Some of the other teams will spend the next 5 weeks building their idea at Thryve:X, an entrepreneurship incubator run by Startup Tucson, include:

Go Ivory Free –curbs the world’s ivory market through market transformation

Foresight Communities – provides long-term living for women escaping domestic violence

eFIT- an interactive tool promoting healthy employees in corporate settings

Paginas- website creation and hosting system, exported to South America

BIZaar- E-commerce platform connecting Tucson’s residence with locally owned businesses

Vendur- simple, sharable e-commerce page

Milky Bun- a new dessert concept focusing on the college campus market

Perfect Stick- automated and efficient intravenous needle insertion

Snap Clean- landscape bidding and job listing product

The teams are also preparing to pitch at IdeaFunding on October 23rd. IdeaFunding brings together the Tucson entrepreneurial community from young startups to experienced entrepreneurs and investors – to nurture and support innovation and creativity.

Take a look at more AZTB coverage of Startup Tucson here.

Photo provided by Startup Tucson