Startup Weekend Recap


Thanks to everyone who made Startup Weekend New Haven a success! And congratulations to our winners:

1. Shuga Trak (Team Members: John Fitzpatrick, James McFarland, Cliff Hayashida, Marianne Pantalon, Michael Pantalon, David Rhodes, Diego Scataglini, & Harvey Zar) – A new way for teens and parents to manage diabetes
2. (Team Members: Keshav Patel & Rajesh Patel) – A platform for youth excellence (also the “Team Choice” award winners!)
3. SociaBO (Team Members: Brian Lynn, Brad Armstrong, & Philip Gager) – A dating app which leverages groups of friends to make connections

We had 80 participants register before we closed registration (from all over Connecticut, but also NY, MA, RI, VA, OH), sponsors, speakers (Miles, Candace and John were excellent), mentors, judges, and volunteers.

Our 14 teams demo’ed in front of a packed house at Bentara – our audience was an estimated 140 people.

For those of you who were waitlisted, stay tuned. Because whether you were able to participate or not, if you want to keep the momentum going, join us on Dec. 13th at 9am for our Startup Reunion at the Grove. Through the Facebook group and live events, we’ll be getting out resources, photos/videos, and keeping the support and community going.

For those who participated (or judged, spoke, mentored or volunteered), please join us on the Facebook group for Startup Weekend (

See you December 13th!