This past weekend has been one of the most inspiring and incredible weekends I've ever experienced thanks to an event called Startup Weekend Phoenix. In short, Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups!
Our team worked on an app called Find My Train. The app will make sure you never have to wait for the Light Rail again, and we can't wait to share with you just how simple it is. For now, you can see a sneak peak from our pitch below that illustrates a few of the frustrations our app will solve for Light Rail riders. If you ever ride the Light Rail you will definitely want to sign up for more information!
At the end of the event, each team delivered a pitch to a panel of judges, and we took second place! We earned an amazing set of prizes valued at $15,000 that includes mentorship, entrepreneurial courses, pitch opportunities and more. Our next steps will include continuing to develop the app, releasing it for Phoenix, and hopefully continuing to expand to other cities and bus routes as well.
We can't wait to share more information as we work towards release. Make sure to sign up for updates today!