By: Fatema Fatakdawala
Yesterday evening (Sunday, Oct 21st), 11 startup weekend teams presented their business pitch to a panel of 4 judges. In the end, judge and sponsor Grand Cheng from PointClickCare announced the winner.
Startup Carddrop.me instantly adds full profile information to any phone’s contacts from any location (i.e a business card) without the use of an application or “app” With a simple scan or tap, multiple e-mails, phone numbers and even a profile photo are supported. The Carddrop team includes 3 skilled developers, 1 finance guy, 2 marketing and social media people, 1 graphics person, and 1 manager with both technical and business backgrounds. Visit carddrop.me to try it out.
The prize package the team recieved to help them launch their business included $1000 Cash Prize by PointClickCare; $500 Training Certificate by VentureStart; $100 from 1st Customer by Silicon Halton; Free video coverage by SwitchVideo and 3 hours of consulting by Candybox Marketing Inc.
Lead by Matthew Gardner, the members of this team are listed below:
1. Graham Kennery
2. Brennan D’Aguilar
3. Mathieu Gosbee
4. Elaine Dalit
5. Sarah Khalid
6. Mickolas Boodram
Fatema joins the RIC team as the Communications Officer responsible for marketing, social media, event and web management. She is a graduate student pursuing her final year in the Master of Biotechnology program at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
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