Congratulations To Our 2020 Pitch Competition Winners!

 


We'd like to thank everyone who played a part in rolling out a record-setting evening for our third annual pitch competition. This event attracted over 70 unique attendees, boasting a crowd full of entrepreneurs, inventors, students, VC's, C-suite executives, and Fortune 500 representatives. Everyone who presented last night should be proud of their work, and we will continue to support all of our finalists in their journeys.

None of this would have been possible without the help of Randolph-Macon's EDGE Career Center, headed by Dontrese Brown and Josh Quinn. We are equally appreciative of the valuable insights provided by our extraordinary panel of judges throughout the night: Joe Tannery, Laura Markley, Ellen Feghali, Lisa Moerner, and Adam Vasquez. We are grateful for their time and expertise.

We're incredibly excited for the opportunity to work with our three competition winners over the next year to scale and improve upon their progress to date. 


And now, to introduce our 2020 pitch competition winners!

 

GOODFYND

Amount received: $7,500

LINEBIRD

Amount received: $7,500

KOBBLE

Amount received: $5000

Goodfynd

Former Lighthouse Labs alumni, Goodfynd provides a platform that enables food truck vendors to connect with existing/new customers virtually, providing increased visibility and an avenue for orders to be accepted online.

Learn more, or download the app at https://www.goodfynd.com/

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Linebird is revolutionizing electric transmission line maintenance by applying drone technology to a dangerous and labor intensive process.

Read more about their team here.

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Liam Hogan is making a tabletop game invented by his family into the newest family game night sensation. He is looking forward to turning one of his favorite pastimes into a profitable venture.

 

Thanks again to everyone who applied, attended and judged this years event. We can't wait to start working with this year's winners. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon from the DEIC!