Startup Weekend Philadelphia was the first ever startup weekend in the year. It was a local edition of a national program in which hackers, geeks, and other wired individuals spend 54 hours tweaking ideas, building demos, and even launching businesses.

16 teams presented demonstrations of their weekend of work on stage. The following teams left a memorable mark at the event. The judges picked 3 of the top startups based on execution.

# GitHacking –  an extra social layer on top of GitHub that helps connect developers to open source projects.

# LaunchRock – a service to build hype around your startup…virally.

3.) Artwork Evolution – an application that enables the creation of digital artwork.

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