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Attendee Spotlight: Brian AutonAttendee Spotlight: Brian Auton Brian Auton (@brianauton ) is an entrepreneur, freelance software developer, and North Carolina native.  He is passionate about creating elegant solutions to big problems,...

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Interview with Adam ArneyInterview with Adam Arney Scott Brewster interviews Adam Arney. Adam's team is working on two projects this weekend.  One is an iPhone app to assist coaches in planning practices.  The second...

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Interview with Brett BumeterInterview with Brett Bumeter Scott Brewster interviews Brett Bumeter.  Brett's heading a team working on a system to crowd-source and monetize the editing of blog content.

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Attendee Spotlight: Brett BumeterAttendee Spotlight: Brett Bumeter Brett Bumeter (@brettbum) is the owner of Softduit Media and entered social media building on 18 years of experience in sales, intelligence, process management, finance,...

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Starting up Startup Weekend - Holden BeachStarting up Startup Weekend - Holden Beach And startup weekend has begun!

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Just What is Startup Weekend?

Posted on : 14-09-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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Dates: September 25th through 27th (Friday to Sunday)
Website: http://startupHB.com

We have approximately 25 spots available for this event and are inviting NC folks from a variety of backgrounds–business development, project management, Web design, programming, marketing, & PR. Housing and most of the meals will be subsidized partly by sponsors, but we need an accurate head count so we can make final preparations. Please use the CONTACT link in the top navigation of this site to inquire about open spots. There will be a modest registration fee of approximately $99 to cover some of the costs not being covered via local sponsorship, but housing and most meals and snacks are provided. [See the agenda area of this site for a complete breakdown of the weekend.]

Startup Weekend is an conference unlike any you’ve attended before–over the course of a single weekend, you get to take time out from your current venture/business and practice building a new one. Over the course of the weekend, ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and new companies conceptualized, built, and launched! Each person improvises using their own instruments and style to create something entirely new and wonderful–all in one brief session. You’re not judged (unless you judge) and learning is paramount. It’s an awesome three days of networking, team building, coding, business planning and pitching (with some added cocktails and food). AND, this particular SW is being hosted in beautiful Holden Beach, North Carolina

The 1st Holden Beach Startup Weekend saw the birth of two new companies–BoomClickaBoom (http://twitter.com/boomclickaboom) and Paid2Perfect. BoomClickaBoom has continued to thrive since Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.1 and has participated in two StartupHB Splinter Cell retreat weekends since. Splinter Cell weekends are incubator style events that the StartupHB team introduced this year to mentor infant companies during their first months.

Holden Beach Startup Weekend in the News

Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.2 – Call for Participation

Posted on : 08-09-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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Can you believe that we are only about 3 weeks away from Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.2? Wow, it’s slipped up on us quickly this time around! If you’re interested in attending, we have good news– as of now, we are still looking to fill empty spots in all areas for this invite-only retreat weekend. If you are a Web designer, programmer, business developer, or marketing guru and are interested in attending, use the “Contact” link in the main top navigation on our StartupHB site to let us know!

So, just what is Startup Weekend?

Startup Weekend is an conference unlike any you’ve attended before–over the course of a single weekend, you get to take time out from your current venture/business and practice building a new one. Over the course of the weekend, ideas are pitched, teams are formed, and new companies conceptualized, built, and launched! Each person improvises using their own instruments and style to create something entirely new and wonderful–all in one brief session. You’re not judged (unless you judge) and learning is paramount. It’s an awesome three days of networking, team building, coding, business planning and pitching (with some added cocktails and food). AND, this particular SW is being hosted in beautiful Holden Beach, North Carolina.

The 1st Holden Beach Startup Weekend saw the birth of two new companies–BoomClickaBoom (http://twitter.com/boomclickaboom) and Paid2Perfect. BoomClickaBoom has continued to thrive since Startup Weekend Holden Beach V.1 and has participated in two StartupHB Splinter Cell retreat weekends since. Splinter Cell weekends are incubator style events that the StartupHB team introduced this year to mentor infant companies during their first months.

PaidToPerfect Goes Live!

Posted on : 09-06-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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One of the companies that started this weekend at Holden Beach Startup Weekend was PaidToPerfect. PaidToPerfect is a company that helps publishers improve their online content quality by wikitizing their blogs, websites and online publications. PaidToPerfect “editors” clean up content anywhere on the Web & get paid to contribute!

PaidToPerfect Logo
PaidToPerfect’s Logo

Introducing BoomClickaBoom & PracticePlanr

Posted on : 08-06-2009 | By : drbrewster | In : Uncategorized

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BoomClickaBoom is new agile software development company that started this weekend at Holden Beach Startup Weekend. The team is developing two projects over the weekend and are nearly done with the first of these–PracticePlanr.

PracticePlanr is an iPhone app designed to help soccer coaches and parents plan practice schedules on the go– they can plan practices by name and date, set up the sequence of drills to run, note goals for each drill, and even draw Xs and Os on a whiteboard. PracticePlanr is designed to help maximize the productivity of team practices — easily find the next drill in your schedule with the swipe of a finger!

The logo for PracticePlanr appears below as well as the reduced size logo that will be featured on the iPhone.

ProjectPlanr Large-Size Image
PracticePlanr Logo


ProjectPlanr iPhone App Image
iPhone App Version

BoomClickaBoom is Adam Arney, Brian Auton, Tiffani Ashley Bell, Jennifer Griffin, Z.Y. Guo, Matthew McFarling, & Roy Morejon.

Attendee Spotlight: Brian Auton

Posted on : 07-06-2009 | By : Josh | In : Uncategorized

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Brian Auton Brian Auton (@brianauton ) is an entrepreneur, freelance software developer, and North Carolina native.  He is passionate about creating elegant solutions to big problems, and loves meeting other entrepreneurs to share inspiration and collaborate on projects.

After earning a B.S. in computer science at Appalachian State University, Brian worked as co-founder of a web technology company in
Boone NC, using PHP and MySQL to develop solutions large and small for client websites.

More recently, he has been seeking every opportunity as a freelancers to explore a variety of technologies from advanced JavaScript web interfaces to desktop graphics programming, and to hone his skills at collaboration and rapid development by participating in new startups, most recently the online literature community Tweetasy.com.