39 Ideas Pitched at Startup Weekend Tel-Aviv


Over 100 hardcore startup fans descended on the beautiful Peres Center for Peace for Startup Weekend Tel-Aviv. Coming from all over Israel and the West Bank, the attendees pitched ideas ranging from a tool to monitor police behavior to a visual search engine, ultimately voting the concepts down to 11 projects on which they will work in groups over the next 48 hours.

Here’s a list of the ideas that were suggested, in order of presentation:

  1. Bookword, a social network for book lovers
  2. MyShtetl, a 3d world map of web content
  3. Agenda 2.0, a network for people who want to gather around a cause
  4. Battracker, which helps people stop losing things by tagging them with RFID
  5. Lead, an contextual contact manager, for when you need to contact that one guy
  6. MyUp, deal of the day meets Meetup for families
  7. What’s your idea? A system for summarizing ideas
  8. Hate shopping? Pantry For Me is for you. Hunts the things you need
  9. Poor countries have a hard time getting a world class education. Crowdsourcing books for educating the world.
  10. Need to keep in contact with people you meet. Cheers will help you out!
  11. Bus TLV – Finding the right buses in Tel-Aviv is really hard. Let’s build a better system for learning about routes on iPhone.
  12. Helping the disabled by translating formats
  13. SHRTNR makes messages even shorter and removes the extraneous nonsense
  14. App you can use to send your girlfriend a sweet message to apologize for spending three days coding
  15. Widgety Widget building website widgets and making money this weekend
  16. Add celebrities to all your mobile phone photos with Madame Photo
  17. Make connections with new folks at events with Third Circle
  18. Reading Revolution – teaching kids to read in one hour. Building an online game based on proven fast learning technique
  19. BabyGoogle – a search engine that uses images instead of text
  20. Missing the good old days of sitting down for a nice one on one debate? Tango: it takes two.
  21. Group buying for charities
  22. Chuppahdelic helps you organize your wedding RSVPs
  23. Driving is… hard?
  24. Porting open source PC games for the blind to the iPhone.
  25. Crowd investing for green energy development
  26. Social network for soldiers
  27. Gaze – request a picture of a place and let others snap a realtime shot for you
  28. Buy friends a drink online
  29. A new poker variant on mobile
  30. Helping you remember the movies you want to seePitching
  31. I Wish I Had – helps connect application user needs with developers
  32. CopWatch – A portal for citizens to report on cops who behave like bad boys
  33. Helps you find parking places and track your parking time
  34. Tracking the impact of the introductions you help make – think Klout meets Hashable
  35. Jeff DeVille – create a single online persona for the world
  36. Track all your daily information in one place
  37. Making group buying easy for everyone
  38. Hard at work with your headphones on and someone starts talking? Silence your headphones automatically
  39. Help your friends find dates by linking Facebook friends based on traits you’ve rated

For pictures from the first few hours, see the NewsGeek Facebook fan page.

(Thanks to the intrepid live-tweeting of Microsoft’s Kav Latiolais for this list)