SeedCon Fast-Pitch Entries: FarmFixe, Edit Huddle, MenuLikes, WizOra and Stork Stack

by Judi Wunderlich
October 25, 2011

Seems like a bunch of entrepreneurs got busy working on their SeedCon fast-pitch applications this weekend! New entries are accelerating and we have a bunch of new start-up ideas to introduce. Among them: a curated platform connecting foods to foodies, a collaborative blogging QA tool, two recommendation engines -- one for menu items and one for everyday needs, and a subscription service for baby products.

 

Check'em out!

 

Edit Huddle

Edit Huddle is a tool that lets blog readers flag particular errors, sending that information to bloggers in the form of a clean dashboard. The tool seamlessly integrateswith blogs, allowing authors to fix their posts directly from the Edit Huddle website.

Edit Huddle is live so you can learn more and sign up for a limited beta at www.edithuddle.com.

By Imran Ahmad

 

FARMfixe

FARMfixe brings ecommerce to the family farm by connecting local independent farmers and specialty food producers to Chicago food enthusiasts through a curated platform with a dash of our own special sauce (pun intended).

FARMfixe will launch in the Spring of 2012. Reserve a spot at signup.farmfixe.com.

By FARMfixe

 

MenuLikes

How many times have you sat down at a restaurant and had no idea what to order? What do you do? I end up asking the waiter what's good? or what's popular? and still am not convinced.

Last year, the restaurant industry served more than 70 billion meals, so information on “what’s good” and “what’s not good” is out there. MenuLikes aims to gather user driven data and create a new menu ranking platform that is actually useful to customers and available at their fingertips.

By Eddie Lee

 

WizOra

WizOra is a personalized recommendation engine for your everyday life. Overtime, we learn a lot about you (where you have been, what you like, and even about your friends) and suddenly everyday things - like eating, going out, shopping, music events, and so on are tailored to your wants and needs. In addition, we aggregate special deals and offers to you based on your tastes and preferences.

Think Pandora for food, fun, savings, and more!

By Daniel Novaes

 

Stork Stack

Stork Stack is a subscription-based startup focused on the baby/toddler market (newborn to 36 months). Each month, members receive a Stack on their doorstep that contains products (new toys, outfits, books), and free samples of perishable products (baby food, diaper cream). Stacks are age-appropriate, and evolve with the child. Since all products are sourced from small businesses, Stork Stack provides an easy way for members to discover new products and for small businesses to expand their reach.

By Chris Nakutis

 

About the SeedCon Fast-Pitch Competition
On November 17th and 18th, SeedCon will host its first ever entrepreneurship fast-pitch competition, organized in partnership with Built in Chicago. It is open to anyone – just bring your team and your best ideas.

Applications due by October 27. Learn more and enter here!

Chicago Booth faculty and EVC co-chairs will select the top 8 applicants to participate in a judged competition onstage on Thursday night, between addresses by Matt Moog, CEO of Viewpoints, and Steve Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. Winners will receive over $50,000 $60,000 in startup-friendly services to kick-start their business.


For more information, visit www.seedcon.com or follow @seedcon on Twitter for updates! 

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