HireVue Labs Sponsored Startup Weekend SLC.

HireVue Labs was the sponsor of Startup Weekend SLC, an event in which teams build a business in 54 hours.

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

This last week, Labs sponsored Startup Weekend SLC in which 170 developers and business type got together to build out some pretty slick technology, including GlassWedgies.com, the first JSnode app for Google Glass, Strawberry Jam, a collaborative music site to allow musicians to record together asynchronously, MapItTrackIt, a mobile app to track notes and sales for door to door sales people, Boodle.in a really snarky site to collect bounties for celebrities to stop doing something (example; stop the Kardashians from appearing on TV for two years.) and a bunch of others that I didn't get the chance to interact with as much.

The weekend started Thursday night at 6 and went straight through to Saturday at about 9pm when the winners were announced. The food was great, the interactions were fantastic, and the the atmosphere was really fun, with a tremendous amount of collaboration going on. It was damn fun and there was a lot of technical talent on display.

Here's more information about Startup Weekend from their website:

"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 over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!"