Startup Weekend typically draws an interesting cast of characters. After all, you’ve got to be a little nutty (or at least a startup junky) to try to build a new company in 54 hours. And, as it happens, age doesn’t matter so much when it comes to the entrepreneurial fever.
One of the more impressive pitches Sunday night came from the dynamic duo of Will Mittenthal and Cole Calhoun, juniors at Eastlake High School in Sammamish who built a social networking site called Student Navigator. Watch their pitch below, which I’ve got to say was better than some of the presentations from (older) and more accomplished entrepreneurs in the room.
I was hoping to catch up with the two budding entrepreneurs following their presentation. But they had to leave early for … basketball practice.
Student Navigator was my favorite pitch of the night. But I’ve got to say Shakeup Call — which actually got a cease and desist order from a competitor — was a very close second. Hilarious concept, as you’ll see in this video: