StartupWeekend, an idea that originated with Andrew Hyde in Boulder, Colorado has reached the Bayou City. StartupWeekend Houston kicked off Friday at Stag’s Head Pub and has continued nearly nonstop through the entire weekend at the offices of The Method Agency.
The goal of creating a company from idea to launch over the course of a weekend has resulted in a company called TipDish.
TipDish is the online directory and distribution service that connects companies, organizations, PR and Marketing Professionals with the leaders and influencers in social media (bloggers, podcasters, viral video producers, etc.) Social media influencers (dishers) are encouraged to register their blog, podcast or videocast for free, including their specific and preferred topics, products and communication practices. Tippers will receive a list of specific dishers who looked at their information and another on the results of the campaign.
At the end of the weekend, the core of roughly 25 Houstonians will not only have created a new company, but will own founder’s share of stock in the enterprise.