End of Year Pitch Battle

Rochester
Thu, Dec 10, 2020, 5:30 PM (EST)

About this event

STARTUP GRIND PITCH BATTLE

Let's wrap 2020 with a Startup Grind #SGPitchBattles. This will be an opportunity for top startups in our community to come together to participate in an online pitch competition.  Check out the video on WNYStartupCommunitySlack!

APPLY by November 26th (11/26)

5 Finalists will be selected by December 4th (12/4)

Pitch Battle will be streamed by December 10th (12/10)

PRIZES

  • Startup Grind Startup Program 1 year Membership
  • Startup Grind Hoodie
  • Wefunder Venture Partner meeting
  • 20% off Wefunder platform fee (if you decide to run a equity crowdfunding campaign)
  • Landing Page design and development (by Doug Kellermeyer)
  • Logo design, 2 social media profile images and a business card (by Amanda Altman of A3 Design)
  • Founder Bookshelf Starter Package (by Innovia Colabs)

APPLY TO PITCH

STARTUPS APPLY HERE

MEET THE STARTUPS

Emmily Bowman - Braidbabes (1 minute pitch video)

Mattaniah Harp - Tekkiner (1 minute pitch video)

Gary England - Vu LLC (1 minute pitch video)

Richard Crabbe - The Essential Machine (1 minute pitch video)

Dave Heimbuch - Hidrent (1 minute pitch video)

MEET THE JUDGES

  • Richard Glaser - RocGrowth
  • Tom Seymour - Lidestri, Hammer Packaging
  • Amanda Altman - A3 Design
  • Anthony Testa - Innovia Colabs
  • Maureen Ballatori - 29 Design Studio, Metro Cowork
  • Tyson McDowell - Greatscale Ventures

Startups

braidbabes

Emmily is the owner of braidbabes. We’re mobile braiders, we drive to you and create a delight worthy braid of your choice. We stand and support women that stand and support other women. braidbabes has been in business since January 2019 and we have been growing in Buffalo and just expanded to Rochester.

Hidrent

Dave has over 20 years of Sales & Marketing experience, and has participated in over $1B worth of successful startup exits. Most notably Shazam where he was one of the first US employees hired to help develop their advertising revenue model. He married into a family of firefighters. With the help of his brothers, and their backgrounds, they designed Hidrent into the company you see today.

The Essential Machine

We are the creators of the Essential Machine. The Essential Machine is a nontouch vending machine that dispenses masks, gloves, and sanitizers. Our mission is to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in dense areas

Vu

Alexandra Cartier is the founder of the Vu, a company that develops communications tools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is the pink elephant in the room with the white polka dot and purple tutu. Alexandra is Hard of Hearing and will not be ignored. Her passion lies with the frustration of being one of the ones who too often are lost in translation.

Tekkiner

Tekkiner is a rapid innovation and refinement solutions for startup founders to advance their ideas into scalable businesses. Mattaniah (Matt) is an experienced entrepreneur, enterprise architect, innovator, and author. Mattaniah is a thought leader with 17+ years of experience. He recently authored Rise: Fundamental Patterns of Servant Leaders, available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Judges

When

Thursday, Dec 10
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Brought to you by

  • Doug Kellermeyer

    Doug Kellermeyer

    Mindex

    Software Developer

    See Bio
  • Michael Thaney

    Michael Thaney

    Constellation Brands

    Innovation Partnerships

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