If you had 54 hours to get yourself from an idea to a DEMO booth, do you think you could do it?

On the evening of September 9, scores of developers and business folks gathered to create businesses over the course of a few days. By Sunday evening, three teams had emerged as winners and had just a few more hours to prepare for presenting their nascent products at DEMO Fall 2011.

Startup Weekend occurs periodically in the Bay Area and elsewhere around the world; however, the most recent installment was called Mega Startup Weekend. It saw a record number of attendees and focused on three main verticals: health, education and gaming.

We caught up with a few of the Startup Weekend finalists at DEMO, where they were given a special section of the DEMO pavilion to show off their ideas. We also got to hear from Startup Weekend’s Ahmed Siddiqui, who coordinates Bay Area Startup Weekend events.

And here are the winning teams, AdGame, Live Home Free and Gablinga, talking about their ideas, innovations, teams and the process of working together at Startup Weekend:

You can also read our further coverage of the Mega Startup Weekend winners, AdGame, in a separate post.

Image courtesy of beckyjohns.