Fierce Competition at Startup Games: Austin 2016

Fierce Competition at Startup Games: Austin 2016

Startup Games: Austin 2016 is in the books, and what a tale. With an attendance of 1400 people, Fair Market was packed with athletes and supporters alike to cheer on 14 companies in the one-day, 12-event competition. Early favorites and 3-time champions, SpareFoot were in the field with long-time veterans, Boundless and Capital Factory. While 2 newcomers, LawnStarter and OwnLocal, joined the pack which included returners, OneSpot, RideScout, theCHIVE, and TrendKite. Before the big event on January 23rd, Modernize already held the lead with their pre-event victory by donating the most canned goods (169 lbs. worth) to the Capital Area Food Bank, and earning a point. After a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem and the ceremonial torch running by former NFL pro and UT Longhorn Quan Cosby, the 5th annual Games began. Modernize extended their lead early with a Gold medal in Ping Pong, as the rest of the field played catch up. The victories spread out among the companies, and a 4-way battle for the top spot emerged. Rookies, LawnStarter, took key wins in Foosball and Mystery Event (which was a live version of Hungry Hungry Hippos, because of course). But most surprising, they took first in Beer Pong, the a hotly contested event between Boundless and Sparefoot in years past who instead had early upsets. SpareFoot as always, earned several Golds, these in Pop-A-Shot, Shuffleboard, and first-time event Mario Kart. Notable victories also came from Civitas Learning in Liar’s Dice, Headspring in Darts, and OutboundEngine in Flip Cup. And, the 4th company in the championship fight, uShip rounded out the Golds. They began early with a...
Startup Games 2016

Startup Games 2016

It’s here! Startup Games 2016 is going down January 23rd at Fair Market. The annual clash of the startup titans will meet on the grounds at Fair Market to compete for TROPHY, CHARITY, and GLORY. Join the fun, philanthrophy, and networking. $10 suggested donation contribute donation here at startupgames2016.splashthat.com or at the door. Come watch. Doors open at...