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Chompin’ Chuck is best in show from last weekend’s Spokane Startup Weekend

Tired of items about Startup Weekend?  We hope not, as we have one more to add to the pile.

The box score from the 53-hour business-starting marathon reads as follows:

There were 80 paid attendees, from whom about 10 company ideas were voted as worth pursuing. That then led to formation of teams with other attendees.

Top dog "best of show" idea was Chompin' Chuck. This mobile application-game teaches kids which foods to eat to prevent early onset diabetes. Its founders will get $800 worth of market research from the WSU Innovation Center.
Others in the winners group were:

  • Stinky John's will get the opportunity to present to the Spokane Angel Investment group this month.  This group plans to make a product that goes on the back of a toilet to save plumbers hours of time.
  • Social Task will get a free deal-screening at the Keiretsu Forum. The mobile application uses social influence to help accomplish group task lists and minimize procrastination.
  • Reality Check will get a 30-minute executive summary review with local venture capiltal guy John Pariseau. Its product is a web platform for managing inventory rental damage and using images to document inventory.
  • Goob's Cube is a mobile game meant to be played in short bursts while waiting for appointments. It won a month's free office space in Liberty Lake

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.