A "" for runners wins Portland Startup Weekend

The six hopefuls who formed LivFly won among 100 attendees.

Here's how Portland Startup Weekend worked:

  • 47 people pitched ideas
  • Teams formed around the best 11 ideas
  • After hours of work, the 11 potential companies presented their ideas and winners were chosen

While LivFly walked away with the gold, two other teams took home honors:

Best Execution and Best Customer Validation: Freezepup - They make and sell frozen treats via bicycle cart that you can share with your dog.

Best Business Opportunity: Wijly: Wijly is internet connectivity for your widget. For example, imagine being able to control a light in your house by visiting a website. They had a working demo showing exactly that during their presentation.

The event may be over, but these teams are clearly just beginning the race to big business.