Aspiring entrepreneurs and startup founders, better known as “E-Bootcampers”, flooded into the foyer of Huang Engineering to attend the 2014 BASES E-Bootcamp. Participants hailed from all around the globe, including Chicago and Guatemala.
After a weekend of mentoring activities and conferences, the E-Bootcampers pitched their ideas and eagerly answered audience questions at the Innovation Expo. Startups at the Innovation Expo included The Song Market, a web application that serves as a Fantasy Stock Market for music, in which you buy and sell stocks of songs and compete with friends to streamline music discovery. EnigMedia, a mobile application that acts as an encrypted version of Skype, allows for confidential calls to protect company’s information from competitors. HackMatch, a site created by Dave Fontenot, connects talented hackers with recruiting agents from hiring startups. Several students clustered around Fontenot as he spoke, examining his pitch deck.
Many attendees expressed their gratitude for how they have improved from E-Bootcamp’s mentoring, practice, and networking opportunities. Come witness the selected finalists pitch their products at 9:30 AM tomorrow (Sunday, April 20) in the Mackenzie Room of Huang Building at Stanford University!