I waited to sum up this year’s eWeek events until we had our wrap-up video in hand. Now thanks to the fine work of student videographer Nick Kinoshita, we not only have a video but our own YouTube channel. Keep your eyes on it for more from eWeek and other events: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicoStateCFE?feature=watch.
For those of you who missed any of the events, then keep watching the new YouTube Channel as we hope to post the complete talks of both Colleen Winter of Lulu’s and Andrew Gazdecki of Bizness Apps. Ironically (in the true sense of the word) we didn’t have any video of Matt York’s talk; ironic of course, because Matt has been one of the nation’s leader’s in the democratization of video both through his company Videomaker and his new social entrepreneurship venture, One Media Player per Teacher. eWeek also included a showing of The Social Network -- if you haven’t seen it yet then make sure you do – a terrific movie about the founding of Facebook.
The week, of course, culminated with our first-ever Chico Pitch Party; 11 finalists, 40 judges, and over 150 in attendance. The winners were:
- · Jake Wade, Parallel Revolution, men’s shirts …$1500
- · Max Frederick, AudioSpawn, music sharing web site ... $300
- · Sydney MacBain, Find My Dog Now, electronic dog tag with phone app …$100
- · Stefan Dobrec, The CollegeTrac, college choice web site…. $100.
You'll notice, by the way, fifteen hundred bucks to the winner – our most ever. 3Core, the local development bank, stepped up at the last minute with an extra $1000.
All in all, entrepreneurship on the Chico State campus has never been in better shape.