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5 Minute Pitch

2021 5-minute pitch contest

The 2021 5-minute pitch contest featured 7 companies and awarded $8,500 in non-dilutive funding.

1st Place Winner - Centori

SEO Web Platform for nontechnical and intuitive marketing strategy

Hear from Centori on how the program impacted their company

2nd Place Winner - Third Room

Social networking platform curating relationships between industry and schools to unlock access to internships and opportunity.

Hear from Third Room on how the program impacted their company

3rd Place Winner - RunBuddy

App that enhances runner safety by keeping user in constant connection with friend or loved one.

Hear from Run Buddy on how the program impacted their company

Growbox

Democratizing agriculture by empowering small farmers to leverage precision crop data to automate and optimize greenhouses.

SammyOps

Cloud-based platform that enables commercial fleet owners to implement process automation to optimize equipment management.

TransCytos

Human Therapy Instrumentation Company with platform technology that enables personalized therapies through modification of patient cells.

Phenic Natural Skincare

Skincare products featuring 100% olive derived squalene oil for glowing and radiant skin.

Thank you to our 2021 5-minute Pitch Judges!

Rachel Kemp

Vice President at Pickwick Capital Partners with 5 years of investment banking experience and over 20 years of managerial and financial experience. Rachel specializes in opportunity zone investment initiatives, alternative asset financing, and family office investments.

Kerry Leppo

President of Transcendent Aerospace and partner at Briggs Capital.

Vinit Nijhawan

Managing Director of MassVentures.

Dr. Dana Ono

Managing Director at Vimac Ventures. Dana’s experience includes more than 20 years of senior management in public and private biotech companies.