Buffalo Startup Weekend 2018

Our very own InfoTechWNY Chairman, Peter Cimino's team wins this years competition.

The annual event aims to develop ideas for new businesses over a 54-hour span, culminating in pitches to judges. T.I.L.T. (short for This is Like That) consisted of Dan Gigante, Luke Jezioro, Peter Cimino and Nicholas Cimino. The concept involves recommending new places to try, such as bars and restaurants, based on familiar places someone already knows and loves.

The second-place entrant was Quic, is a solar-powered, wireless navigation buddy that works with smart phone maps apps. Third place went to Uncoded, which merges coding skills and good communication.

The top teams won prize packages designed to help encourage them to pursue their ideas beyond the weekend.

Judges for the event were:

Bethany Deshpande, Chief Executive Officer of Soma Detect
Alex Gress, Executive Director of 43N
Jenae Pitts, Managing Partner of OneTen Capital

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