Five SUNY Oswego students showed off their computer science skills and business savvy in a business-startup competition that brought 146 students and faculty from 10 colleges together with scientists, engineers, software developers, designers and other professional mentors to harness entrepreneurial drive throughout the region.
The team earned fourth place for developing a plan to start a company called SpecialMenu with a built-from-scratch mobile Web app that finds specials at
nearby restaurants. They were among 17 teams taking part in Startup Weekend, an intense 54-hour business planning and entrepreneurial training event that took place Nov. 4 to 6 in Syracuse.
“We made a business plan, created a presentation and developed a working prototype for our app all in that time,” said computer science major Nicholas Poorman ’12.
As one of the top five, the startup has been promised space in the Tech Garden, which offers offices and conference spaces for developing businesses.
— Samantha Yeh ’12
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