North Dallas Startup Weekend: Fitness Names Winning Teams

The top team, Hike Nation, now will be eligible to pitch for a possible $50,000 in seed money to the Seed Sumo accelerator.

Hike Nation was first-place winner Sunday at the 3rd Annual North Dallas Startup Weekend: Fitness event that was held at NoD Coworking in Dallas.

Event judge Ken Tabor, a software architect, announced Hike Nation’s win, making the group eligible for a $1,000 Dev Mountain Scholarship, three months of office space at NoD Coworking, and a chance to pitch to Seed Sumo, a highly competitive College Station, Texas-based startup accelerator, for $50,000 in seed money.

Hike Nation finished ahead of second place group Senior Fit, introduced by Brian Sullivan, director of user research and usability at Sabre; and third place winner FitNav, which was introduced by judge Mai Lyn Ngo, a Dallas fitness and food blogger.

On Sunday, teams presented their ideas to a panel of judges, who after a 30-minute break, returned to begin the awards ceremony. The awards culminated 54 hours of fitness, technology, and entrepreneurship mentoring to develop new startup ideas and business plans.

Senior Fit was honored with the award for Best UX Design, and Intelligent Interval was voted the crowd favorite.

Check our photo gallery of award winners below. For more scenes from the event, go here.


Photos by Chase Mardis

Senior Fit – 2nd place winners

FitNav – 3rd place

Brian Sullivan speaks to the Senior Fit group as they accept their 2nd place trophy.

The Hike Nation team

Joey Arora announces the crowd favorite award.

Joey Arora with crowd favorite award winners Intelligent Interval.

Mai Lyn Ngo announces the 3rd place winner.

Members of the Senior Fit team accept their 2nd place trophy.

Ken Tabor announces winners Hike Nation.

















Ballots being cast for the Crowd Favorite award.

Joey Arora holds up ballots for the crowd favorite.


See more scenes from Startup Weekend here.


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