Startup World is an initiative to promote startups, entrepreneurship and technology through a global competition to find the world’s most innovative startups. In 36 tech hub cities around the world, regional pitching competitions are being held, with ten entrepreneurs pitching to a panel of expert judges in each city. The winner of each regional competition will travel to Silicon Valley CA in late 2013 for the finals.
On July 18, 2013 a regional competition was held in New York City and the winner was Jason Novack of Placemeter, a rapidly rising star in the startup world. A regional competition in Miami will be held on July 28, 2013.
New York Times: Placemeter is one of NYC’s 10 “startups to watch”
CNN: Placemeter is helping to create the City of Tomorrow