Garage48 Ventspils winner is ClassNote

For the first time Garage48 took place in Ventspils, Latvia on May 10-12. 90 visionaries, developers, designers and marketers came together this weekend to make amazing ideas come true. Altogether 30 ideas were pitched, the best 14 were transformed into working prototypes by Sunday afternoon. After a tough decision process tonight, the jury chose ClassnoteApp as the winner and PictoneApp, ShuffleMyFridge and Visand as the runners-up. Additionally, ShuffleMyFridge became the Favourite of the Audience and Visand received Microsoft Special Prize. Award for the Most Fun Demo went to BLSH.IT. Selleza received the title of 'Innovative' while NapkinDigital and ClassnoteApp were awarded A Special 'Innovation Award' from Credit24.

                                 WINNERS


ClassnoteApp

THE OVERALL WINNER, 1000LVL FROM VENTSPILS CITY AND CREDIT24 INNOVATION AWARD!

Classnote is a unique note taking and sharing app. With Classnote you can make a shared notebook where you can work together with your classmates, friends or other people of your choice at the same time and in unlimited workspace.

Team: Martins BratuskinsGints TurlajsElviss KustansIvars LubansMareks MartinovsYekaterina TroshkovaKristaps Krauja

Web: www.classnote.me

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClassnoteApp  

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ClassnoteApp 


PictoneApp

RUNNER-UP!

App that turns images to sound based on picture tonalities and pixels. PictoneApp will instantly create special, unique musical artworks and visually beautiful animation that are directly representing the feel and sound of your captured image.

Team: Toms Burāns, Elviss Brauns, Alise Lezdiņa, Dāvis Jaunzems, William Ross, Edgars Ozols, Vladimirs Slavs. 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PictoneApp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PictoneApp


ShuffleMyFridge

RUNNER-UP AND FAVOURITE OF THE AUDIENCE!

Shuffle My Fridge will shuffle your eating habits! About 80 million people in Europe have food allergies and many of us just don't like specific ingredients in our food. This makes it difficult to find the recipes suited for you. We have found the most simple way to solve this problem. We are building a recipe search by ingredients you have at home. Instead of just including the ingredients you can also exclude the ingredients from the search results.  This is what makes us better compared to the rest of the market. Shuffle My Fridge - A revolution in recipe search. 

Team: Mārtiņš Martins Veiss (team leader), Jaan Kruusma (marketing), Marta Bondare (design), Aleksejs Mjaliks (back end), Roman Tomjak (front to back), Jānis Kadeģis (frontier and marketing)

Webpage: http://shufflemyfridge.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShuffleMyFridge 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShuffleMyFridge 

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/shufflemyfridge

Visand

RUNNER-UP AND MICROSOFT SPECIAL PRIZE!

Letting your client interact with their dream house has never been easier - just drag and drop and go. It is a powertool for architects, that helps to fasten the workflow and save money.

Team: Rolands Gorškovs (Marketing), Kaspars Riņķevičs (back-end), Uģis Bērziņš (front-end), Kārlis Feldmanis (designer), Jaan Port (project manager), Kaur Talpsep (visionary)

Webpage: www.visand.eu

Facebook: www.facebook.com/visandvisual/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/visandvisual/ 


BLSH.IT

MOST FUN APP!

BLSH.IT allows you to give negative feedback on web content. Report the pages you hate, see the aggregated ShitRank to avoid wasting time on useless content. In the future we plan to develop into a full-blown social analytic and entertainment platform aimed at improving online environment and helping people to self-actualize.

Team: Aigars Baks, Ronalds Sovas, Ivo Čapiņš, Stanislav Filatov

Website: http://blsh.it/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLShit/568719593167846

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blsh_it



NapkinDigital  

CREDIT24 INNOVATION AWARD!


You need to use schemas at work because it better communicates ideas. It is easier to draw schemas on paper. Even more in business all great ideas started as sketches on back of the napkin. Napkin Digital convert your schema drawn on paper or whiteboard to Microsoft PowerPoint editable file where all texts and elements will be converted to PowerPoint elements. 

Members: Aldis Ērglis, Mārtiņš Kalvāns, Mārtiņš Bruņenieks, Lauri Mattus, Priit Mattus, Emīls Ērglis 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NapkinDigital


INNOVATIVE! 


Selleza is simple but smart mobile app that will change the way how people are selling and buying used goods online. Almost everybody has some stuff for sale all the time, but the problem is that it just takes too much time to post every single item for sale in classified ad board online services. Selleza App makes this much easier and faster – it's just two clicks and your item is for sale - Just take a photo and pick the price. During Garage48 Ventpils event we are building the app with most essential key features. Our team is formed of six high level experts from various areas of business and technologies. 

Team: Zigmars Rozentals (team leader), Edgars Simanovskis (iOS developer), Mahmoud Mahrou (software engineer), Andis Laveikis (marketer), Rihards Saksons (marketing assistant), Davis Freibergs (designer)

Website: http://www.selleza.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sellezaapp 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Selleza_app


MENTORS AND JURY

  • Priit Salumaa
  • Tom Godber
  • Elise Sass 
  • Agu Suur
  • Dee Coakley 
  • Helen Kokk 
  • Karsten Vandrup



SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Garage48 Ventspils 2013 event is organized by Garage48 Foundation and Ventspils High Technology Park with invaluable help of Ventspils University College and Liepaja University

Platinum Sponsor

Ventspils City Council  visit ventspils web site for tourism!

Premium Sponsor

Microsoft Corporation is a tech giant with it’s network all over the world and has special programs for startups and developers. 

Microsoft® BizSpark®  is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. The program also includes access to Windows Azure and many other useful tools for startups. 

Sponsors
  • Credit24 
Partners
  • VENDEN
  • RedBull
  • Stender’s Pizza
  • Ādažu Chips
  • Užava Brewery
  • Edicy - simple online website creator, everyone can create a website in 3 minutes!
  • Seedcamp - European most respected startup acceleration and mentoring program Seedcamp started a cooperation with Garage48. Garage48 can send one team from each event straight to Seedcamp.
  • Startup Vitamins

See also other ideas developed and photogallery of the event.