Following the success of the Innovation Challenge, fifteen teams participated in April's Pitchfest. Pitchfest is an opportunity for teams that participated in the Incubator and those who did not make the final four in the Innovation Challenge to pitch their business ideas to another panel of experts for prize funding. This event is designed to support and encourage teams to pursue their ideas in alternative competitions.
Congratulations to the 2019 Pitchfest winners!
1st Place - White Rabbit
White Rabbit takes typically discarded or unused scraps of fabric and refashions them into new fabric in an environmentally friendly and effective way. Team Member: Allan Rojas
2nd Place - 3GC Inc.
3CG Inc. seeks to promote service learning partnerships between Africa and the Diaspora. Their motto is: GIVE FREELY. GAIN DAILY. GROW CONSCIOUSLY. Team Member: Chiara Metellus
3rd Place - Peri
A food insecure app that provides users with real time notifications of discounted food nearing expiration. Team Members: Josh Haber and Armando Gutierrez
Judges: Dean Garrison, Local Entrepreneur and retired Honeywell Director, Gail Meredith, Member of the Innovation Challenge Steering Committee and retired Boeing Director, and Jim Mandas, Serial Entrepreneur with a focus on transformative technology.
Congratulations to the 2018 Pitchfest winners!
1st Place - Jolly Sledz
Produces a grass sliding sled made of ice. Team Members: Max James-Jolly and Kayla Sandoval
2nd Place - Sweet Peach Planning
Offers wedding planning coordination packages. Team Member: Megan Papageorge
3rd Place - Global Medical Diagnostics
A product that helps people manage type 2 diabetes. Team Members: Talha Karwa and Austin Milo
Judges: Ted Kennedy, Local Entrepreneur, Cassandra Leeman, Community Manager for Built By She, and Frank McEnulty, Financial Executive and COB Instructor.
Congratulations to the 2017 Pitchfest winners!
1st Place - Human Innovations
Low-cost prosthetics available to low-income individuals. Team Members: Calvin Leung and Rae Jillian Rivera
*This team continued their work and went on to win the 2018 Innovation Challenge as Artemus Labs!
2nd Place - Take A Break
A driver drowsiness detection device. Team Members: Salman Ghauri, Amal Francis K and Indraneel Bavkar
3rd Place - Evermore Skin
Natural and innovative skin care products. Team Member: Nicholas Gallyon