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PowderKeg 2012THE SUPER BOWL FOR STARTUPSDOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
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POWDERKEG Powderkeg was a conference held in Indianapolis from 10/17-10/19. The event wasfounded by Matt Hunckler, President of The Verge and sponsored by Exact Target andvarious other sponsors. A smashing success in it’s inaugural year, this 2.5-day event brought togetherentrepreneurs, developers and creatives from all over the country including SanFrancisco, St. Louis and Washington D.C. Venues included the Startup Bowl at the Lucas Oil Stadium, Startup showcase andRamp up party at the Crane bay and the Closing Party at Developer Town and SpeakEasy. The panel of 20 speakers included David Blaine – Professional Illusionist, Scott Case –Startup America CEO, Scott Dorsey – Exact Target CEO, Dave Knox – Co-founder atBrandery and Jonathon Perrelli - Founding Partner at Fortify.vc.
Microsoft Partnership Microsoft participated in the Powderkeg 2012 event and the partnershipincluded, BizSpark enrollment for all 12 startups that pitched at PowderKeg 1:1 meetings and mentoring sessions with Sonal Mane during the event Sonal Mane participated in the panel of judges at the Startup BowlPitch competition Press for Powderkeg + Microsoft TechCocktail Indysphere Nibletz Vergestartups
Events Attended Oct 18th Keynote from David Blaine, Marriott Startup Bowl, Lucas Oil Stadium (also hosted The Super Bowl’12) Ramp up Party, Crane Bay Oct 19th Startup Showcase & Exhibition, Crane Bay Full Event Schedule
Startup Bowl Pitch Competition 12 startups from around the country were selected from 62 startups that applied. Startup Bowl pitch competition was held at Lucas Oil Stadium. Startups were given live feedback from a panel of expert judges that included TingGootee of Elevate Ventures, Carla Valdes of Fortify, Sonal Mane of Microsoft, andChristopher Day of Navidar. Voting bags were available on Oct 19th for the attendees to vote on the pitches. The winner went home with all the glory AND $15,000 in cash and resources providedby sponsors.
Keynote from David Blaine The keynote also paralleled in gettingthe Social Media buzz on Powderkeg
Startup Showcase & Speaker SeriesPRESENTERS AT CRANE BAYSTARTUP SHOWCASE
Event Stats 350 attendees, 30+ organizations signed on to support this inaugural year 100+ developers 40+ startups represented Read more for details on the Recap of Powderkeg Startup Bowl and the full reporton the Powderkeg Details on Powderkeg Startup Bowl Results are here
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