Startups hold 3rd annual competition

Saturday was a good day for a good cause.

Nearly a thousand people showed up for this year’s Startup Games in downtown Austin.

Competitors played  games like basketball, ping pong and shuffleboard.

Each of the ten games was played in a bracket style format between small tech start-ups in town.

“We decided that this was a good way for everyone to come together and play against each other in the Austin tech community,” said Gillian Wilson, president of the games. “Every single company has to pick a charity that they choose to play for.”

No companies take home any winnings, their prize is bragging rights.

Organizers asked for a $10 charitable gift plus a canned good for the Capital Area Food Bank.

The winner of this year’s event was Sparefoot who won $23,000 for a cancer research charity. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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