All Things Upwork
October 27, 2009 by Amit Bakshi

We’re excited about taking part in today’s FailCon event being put on by the folks at Snap Summit.  It will be a great venue for entrepreneurs to share ideas about the most common startup mistakes, and take away practical and actionable advice to help keep each other from the dreaded #fail.

In an effort to do our part to help startups succeed, we’re extending the oDesk Challenge to all of the companies demoing at FailCon.  We’re going to roll up our sleeves and find the very best talent on oDesk for these companies, so they can build online workteams to save money and stay flexible.

Here are the companies showcased at FailCon – we’ll be personally extending our offer to them during the event today.

Webvanta

Webvanta

Webvanta is a new kind of hosted content management system (CMS) that allows designers to easily build content-rich sites with structured data, without having to mess with back-end code.

YourVersion

YourVersion

YourVersion is a revolutionary real-time discovery engine that lets you easily discover, share and bookmark new, relevant web content tailored to your interests.

WeMakeItSafer

WeMakeItSafer

Statistically, you have at least 5 products with safety defects in your home right now and don’t know about it. WeMakeItSafer has the only recall search tool with advanced filtering and image gallery to help you quickly identify potential hazards.

MyJobReferrals

MyJobReferrals

With MyJobReferrals.com, it’s easy for individuals to browse through open job opportunities and identify positions that a friend or colleague might be interested in hearing about.

Klout

Klout

Klout measures influence on topics across the social web to find the people the world listens to.

FreshOut

Freshout

We’ve had clients from every continent and deeply enjoy the intersection of different verticals and cultures. We view your distance as an opportunity to innovate rather than a challenge.

FidoFactor

Fido Factor

The Ultimate guide to dog-friendly locations.

Creative.ly

Creative.ly

Creative.ly is a fun place to find and collect the best images from all over web. Catalog your favorite photos from flickr or other great websites. Show off the images you love and discover new images from people who share your taste.

BackBlaze

BackBlaze

The no fuss solution to getting all your data backed up securely. Online backup for only $5/month per computer for unlimited storage.

MoApps

MoApps

The first real estate app you need. Before you purchase a home, or move to a new location, you need to know the local economy.

ScrumNinja

ScrumNinja

  • Plan and estimate projects with ease.
  • Keep your team focused and productive.
  • Track progress and who’s working on what.
  • Deliver high-level business value to your product owners.
  • Manage feature delivery and acceptance.
Meehive

MeeHive

Specify your interests, and we deliver the news.

  • Get the latest from around the world
  • Take MeeHive with you via iPhone, RSS, email and more
  • Discover new interests
  • Share and discuss with friends and family
TribeVibe

TribeVibe

Tribevibe will change the way you think about measuring and curating content.
We’re not quite ready to let the world hear the beat yet. But you can register now to request an invitation to the initial alpha program. More than 3000 people have already signed up!

Envolve

Envolve

With Envolve you’ll be able to discuss websites in real-time with other readers, share your thoughts with a global audience, and network with other like-minded individuals.

Econetix

Econetix

We build residential energy efficiency systems that are focused on providing rich end-user experiences. Our products are affordable, easy to use, and are designed to introduce long-term energy efficient behaviors into the home.

Amit Bakshi

Vice President of Marketing at LawPivot

Amit Bakshi is the Vice President of Marketing at LawPivot. He formerly served as Product Marketing Manager for oDesk.