As our old friend Ferris Bueller likes to say “Life moves pretty fast.” Lisa and Jim Sipe know what he means. The pair launched FoodFu, an interactive cooking competition app at the end of July. This week? Well, they’ll be pitching the app at Google as part of the Summer of Apps Eating & Drinking contest.

FoodFu is one of 10 finalists competing in the event, presented by Appcircus and Google. FoodFu will have three minutes to pitch in front of a panel Friday. Those judges include Nick Nappi from Season Six of FOX’s “MasterChef” and Kathy Kam, representing the Google Cloud Platform.

The panel will pick a winning app based on originality, technical feasibility, potential impact on the user, financial viability and design. The winner will receive a direct slot to present at the Mobile Premier Awards (MPA) 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, including airfare and a top networking dinner after the event. And the MPA is a Big Deal: Previous MPA winners include Waze, Layar, and Swiftkey.

“FoodFu was just released in the App Store a few weeks ago. This recognition from Appcircus so quickly after the launch is exciting,” says Jim Sipe. “It helps us to know that others are already seeing the potential of FoodFu as much as we do.”

The Sipes co-founded Binary Star Systems, a Bend-based startup focused on creating apps that promote human interaction. Good luck Friday! FoodFu ’em!

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

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