Startups hold 3rd annual competition

Participants of the Startup Games competing
Participants of the Startup Games competing

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.

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