Local Entrepreneur is Prize Winner

November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM EDT

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By Business First by David Bertola

November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM EDT

Do Something, a company that produces an app to play charades, was crowned the winner of "Startup Weekend Buffalo" held Nov. 16 to 18 at Medaille College.

Do Something finished first from among 17 teams for the top prize: $3,000 cash plus free legal advice from Primerano Law. Do Something is also eligible to compete in the Global Startup Battle 2012, where they will have a chance to win a prize package that includes $35,000 in design, public relations, legal and Google cloud services, as well as trips to Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco, sponsored by Global Entrepreneurship Week and Startup Weekend, respectively.

GridTime and Secure Share placed second and third and were awarded $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. GridTime is a computing system using mobile phones that pays phone owners for their processing time. Secure Share is a free and easy-to-use website that allows users to privately share files with others.

Startup Weekend is a global non-profit organization that connects local entrepreneurs and fosters development of new companies. Startup Weekend Buffalo connected more than 140 local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources during its first-ever Startup Weekend, a highly collaborative 54-hour event where attendees competed with their ideas, formed teams and launched Buffalo's next startups.

Startup Weekend Buffalo was a 54-hour event where local entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts and those interested in building a business came together to share ideas, form teams and launch startups.

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