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Boise Young Professionals announces b|launched winner RelEVENTcity

Boise Young Professionals announced Thursday the winner of its b|launched 4.0 competition: The company RelEVENTcity.

The RelEVENTcity team was awarded $20,000 in initial seed funding and expects to progress to beta launch of a new technology product in the fall, according to a news release. RelEVENTcity is “an exciting new technology that cuts through the noise to connect people with events they love through a sleek, intuitive user experience,” the news release said.

“The idea had been kicking around in my head for a few years, so pitching it with a terrific team and hearing that these distinguished judges believe it has real potential is fantastic,” the company’s chief technology officer Sean MacLachlan said.

The team included MacLachlan, Kara Anderson, Jeff Heath and Stacey Donohue.

A company named Waitre D’. took second place in the competition and will receive $10,000 in initial funding for a product that “empowers customers to use their smart devices to participate in the dining experience at casual restaurants, allowing restaurants to automate tasks that do not require human attention,” the news release said.

The Waitre D’. team included David Koleno, Sakena Lesmeister, Michela Swarthout, Steven Wieland and Tim Dykes.

The b|launched program is a job-creation and new-business startup initiative in the form of a competition for young professionals who are matched with Boise entrepreneurs with the goal of creating at least two new startup companies each year.

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