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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

November 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Video: Wine app Corki wins Seattle Startup Weekend

Here’s a video showing the pitches of 15 finalists at Seattle Startup Weekend.

Teams of participants developed startup companies in a 54-hour burst then pitched them to a panel of judges Sunday evening. Zillow hosted the event at its swanky offices downtown.

The winning team gets to enter a video pitch in a national competition and all the teams get exposure and experience. There were also restaurant gift certificates and other goodies for the top teams.

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Sunday’s winner was Corki, a mobile phone app that suggests a wine after you scan a restaurant’s wine list. You can also use the app to add preferences, shop for wine online and find nearby places to drink wine.

Second place went to InstaCal, a one-click button for adding online events to your electronic calendars. The cloud-hosted service includes a console for event organizers to manage calendar notifications.

Third place went to Travel Angel, a marketplace for connecting with travel experts around the world, who charge for brief Skype sessions to share information and their expertise about your travel destinations.

I was one of the judges. I’d add a consolation prize for the pitching skills of Car Hero, a game that installs on the steering wheel to let drivers tap out a rhythm game or sound effects with their thumbs. It was the first hardware prototype generated at the event.

Here’s the video, shared by event organizers:

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