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.
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 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.
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 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!
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.
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.