Following the success of the Innovation Challenge, eleven teams participated in April's Pitchfest. Pitchfest is an opportunity for teams that 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 even though they were not one of the finalists in the Innovation Challenge.
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 CBA 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
And congratulations to all who participated!