Startup Weekend NYC just the beginning of road to entrepreneurship

Melanie Moore is CEO of ToVieFor

Fill the meeting space at General Assembly on Broadway with designers, developers and marketers out to create new ventures; add experienced speakers and mentors; and then shake things up for 54 hours. That was the order of business at the latest Startup Weekend New York City which concluded Sunday.

The program, a breeding ground for new web and mobile applications, brought together eager tech-heads and business professionals looking to create the next big thing. Ideas evolved for social travel booking, crowdsourcing contact management, connecting brands with photos on personal blogs and even some basketball fan–driven distaste for LeBron James.

The first place concept was, which lets users search friends’ tags across their existing social networks. Winning the prize is a starting point for a journey that can test the resolve of those who want to leave their mark on a highly competitive landscape.

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