Photo Recap: Rock Health Kick-Off Event & After Party with Skimble

Rock Health is the first tech accelerator for health apps — Skimble is grateful and excited to be a part of it!  Last night was the program’s kick-off event and after party!  Here are photos of the program founders, sponsors, advisors, mentors & startups:

Welcome to Rock Health:


Halle Tecco gives thanks to a full house of health-minded folks:

The Rock Health Team

Wine & Tacos, a tasty combo — thanks SVB!


Team Omada Health

Team Heartbeat

Skimble plays with the Microsoft X-box Kinect


As for the after party, we continued the startup celebrations by creating scrappy candids using an iPad as a diffuser 🙂

Rock Health @ the Burritt Room in Crescent Hotel

Maria & Ilana

Friends of Skimble

zomg…word up to rocking healthcare with Tif-fiT nails!

Microsoft’s Luisa & Skimble’s Maria

Team Cellscope

Team BrainBot.Me

Team Skimble

Halle, Maria & Gabe

The ladies of Rock Health, rockin’ out!

Seriously super sponsors

Fabulous fitness fans


Rewind 48hrs…here are some pics from our speedy & extreme Rock Health office renovation extravaganza:




For all of our kick-off pics, click here.  For all of our office renovation pics, click here.

This is just the beginning.  Now, back to work!

Skimble’s action recap of SXSW 2010 & Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator Competition – Top 3!

It’s been about a week since Skimble (literally) rocked SXSW 2010.?? We made the most out of the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator startup pitch competition by promoting healthy lifestyles at a conference that may, at first glance, seem far from.??

Skimble placed Top 3 in the Innovative Web Technology category at SXSW Accelerator 2010 and received valuable feedback from expert judges including Guy Kawasaki, Paul Graham of Y Combinator, Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb, and Chris Sacca of lowercase capital (stunned!).

Here’s a recap of our SXSW adventure and what people we’re saying about Skimble:

“the most memorable moment of the day goes to Maria Ly, founder of Skimble, who performed a 30-second exercise jam which included backflips, and legs pulled behind her head – while flipping open a phone. Though, we’re sure that’s not the only reason Skimble – a platform to track, plan and share sports and recreation activities with friends – made the cut!”

Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW – Day 1 Recap and Day 2 Live! @ SXSW Interactive

“The final contestant to take the stage was Skimble and if there’s one thing we can say, it’s that co-founder Maria Ly did it with style…This woman is living what she’s preaching.”

ReadWriteWeb’s Mike Melanson

Out ‘n about at SXSW, Team Skimble looked their ‘active’ best:

We also made sure to say hi to the nice folks at PayPal’s SXSW booth and demo the Skimble application:

Before SXSW Interactive ended, Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek ‘muscled up’ some Skimble love:

‘S’ is for Skimble:

Here are some of our friends enjoying the Austin sun:

Nothing stopped us from doing some yoga at Lululemon Athletica, urban run/walking downtown and bouldering at Austin Rock Gym South in between SXSW events.

morning yoga @ lululemon during SXSW 2010?? south austin rock gym

We’re back from SXSW 2010 and have all fortunately survived.?? For all the photos we took at SXSW, check out our Skimble @ SXSW 2010 collection on flickr.