Meet the Winners | 2017 NYC eBay StartUp Cup Top 3 teams

The eBay StartUp Cup Challenge Business Model Competition transforms lives! Meet the 2017 Winners.

FIRST PLACE WINNER |  Whim is a full-service & automated event management platform. Whim brings together ticketing technology, design, marketing, staffing, booking, custom solutions, and our powerful advertising network to give event producers the tools they need to crush it at little.

Since the 2017 Brooklyn eBay StartUp Cup Challenge, Whim  has added two local contractors and seven outsourced contractors. They have since been able to quickly overhaul their front-end website and app design, raising $100,000 in revenue and attracting Fortune 50 companies.

“From the mentoring and coaching we have realized that we need to move fast. We have automated many of the processes so we can handle more clients at the same time.” – Darrien Charlton Watson, Whim Co-Founder

SECOND PLACE WINNERZera connects listings to living by offering a holistic real estate experience. Zera allows customers and real estate professionals the luxury of having an assistant to help with the process.

Zera is currently  exploring a potential partnership/acquisition from a Manhattan based real estate brokerage who’s looking to expand their footprint in the tech co-living space.

“The Brooklyn eBay StartUp Cup Challenge helped us understand the importance of implementing a strong SEO and content marketing strategy. As well as continue to develop my relationships within the real estate community.” – Anne Kavanagh,  Zera CEO & Founder

THIRD PLACE WINNERWishPoints provides a competitive advantage to travel companies by offering access to a bigger pool of future customers, ability to influence customers before they search, and makes it easier to convert and build brand loyalty through end to end services.

“Coaching on the pitch has been very helpful to refine the content, focus on the business enterprise customer’s problem, simplify and clarify the technology solution, omit names that don’t add to the story, and getting to the point faster. The mentoring on the business model was helpful to focus on the sales side, communicate the value to the customers, and emphasize the uniqueness of the approach.” – Grace Lee, WishPoints CEO & Founder