UPDATE: The winner of BIC (Intrepid) has launched (iphone) Timbre -”The band discovery app that lets music find you.” Congratulations! This App literally rocks!!… we are so proud. Also, Scott Kirsner just covered them.
Read this quick story why the Intrepid founder said about BIC, “Thanks a ton for being the reason Timbre exists.”
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We just finished our BIC “sprint” with the Boston Innovation Challenge!
Two weeks of hacking at Mobile solutions to Make Boston Better (and help the City and the Red Cross). Yesterday was Demo Day and Awards at the Harvard I-Lab for the 11 great Teams that participated.
Check out the Beta Boston wrap-up from the Boston.com GlobeLab.
The best thing about the Boston Innovation Challenge was how it brought out and pulled together such a range of people and supporting organizations (see below) – Startup entrepreneurs working with Corporate techs… newbies adding value to geeks … the Red Cross rallying the coders… etc. Business was fostered and friends were made across campus, across the river, and across industry ecosystems. Go Boston. Go BIC!
Special thanks to the Advisors and team that managed this project – Jeff, Chris, Miranda, Vanessa, Erin, Scott, Garrett, John, Matt, and David. Thank you!
There were lots of winners… but 4 won cool stuff…
Best of BIC – 1st Place
– Intrepid – Mark Kasdorf, Matt Briggs, and Team
A music discovery app that allows people looking for local artists to
actually discover both the artist, and where they are playing next.
2nd Place – Tie between two teams working on Red Cross
– Red Alert – John Rice and Team
A weather app that alerts people of dangerous weather and links them
directly to a preparedness checklist with links to Red Cross
information, training materials and Red Cross shelter locations.
- MyGoBag.org for the Red Cross – Geordie Kaytes and Team
For the Red Cross to promote disaster preparedness with a fun and engaging
way for people to build and share the contents of their “go-bag”, or
portable evacuation kit.
– Culture Near Me – Tom Morris and Chris Marstall
Using the Boston Globe API & a database of public art locations to create
a mobile app that will tell you what culture is around you in Boston.
Here are some pictures and quotes:
- Matt Bridges, CTO, Intrepid Pursuits, http://intrepid-dev.com
- Jake Pardee – BIC Judge, student at Berklee College of Music – JakePardee.com
Miranda Mulligan – Boston Globe
Mike Schneider – Allen & Garritsen
Jarrett Barrios – Red Cross
Christian Perry – Beta Boston
Venkat Krishnamurthy – MIT
Jake Pardee – Berklee College of Music