GlowTouch Technologies Sponsored Startup Weekend Louisville for Second Consecutive Year
LOUISVILLE – March 11, 2014- GlowTouch Technologies, an award-winning IT services firm providing custom application development and technology integration services to businesses around the world, sponsored Startup Weekend Louisville, which was held the weekend of February 28 – March 2, 2014 at Velocity in Jeffersonville, IN.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where startup enthusiasts of all backgrounds come together to foster ideas, build teams, develop products, and launch startups. The non-profit organization has hosted more than 1,000 events in over 450 cities worldwide.
Attendees bring forth their best ideas to pitch on Friday’s opening night and urge others to join their team. Over the next two days, the teams establish the framework of the business. On Sunday evening, the teams present their prototypes to a panel of local entrepreneurial leaders for valuable feedback. Vik Chadha, co-founder and managing director of GlowTouch Technologies, was a judge on Sunday’s pitch contest.
As a candid supporter of entrepreneurs in technology, GlowTouch offered sponsorship tickets to facilitate involvement of female designers and developers. Women-led teams placed first and second place at the event.
The first place winner, Me You Blue, was led by Amelia Gandara. The winning concept took locally recycled materials, such as coal ash, glass, recycled porcelain, and mirror, to manufacture decorative countertop and backsplash tiles.
Sandra Perry, owner of Bluegrass Green Co., and her team, FIBR Insulate, placed second at the event. Sandra made use of one of the free tickets offered by GlowTouch Technologies.
Sandra and her team originated the idea to transform discarded fibers into eco-friendly insulation. This green alternative to fiberglass and foam insulation is easy to install as well as being environmentally conscious.
“Startup Weekend is becoming a noteworthy and highly anticipated event in the Louisville area,” said Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch Technologies. “This event embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that GlowTouch was founded on and we are pleased to be a repeat sponsor and supporter of women in technology.”
About GlowTouch Technologies
GlowTouch Technologies is an award-winning technology company that provides custom IT services to businesses around the globe. The company’s diversified portfolio of technology services includes cloud application and software development, mobile development, customer and technical support, system integration and migration, and website development. GlowTouch was recognized on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies making it a five-time honoree. To learn more about GlowTouch, visit www.glowtouch.com.
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with 45,000 alumni worldwide. To learn more about Startup Weekend Louisville, visit http://louisville.startupweekend.org/.