... And the winners are:
The day was electric! The 8 companies were pitch perfect! The decision was difficult.
Drumroll please ....
The winners of the FIRST ANNUAL GTAN|START PITCH CONTEST are (in alphabetical order):
Edusight is an analytics platform for educators in the K-12 space. They provide teachers with simple online tools to track student performance. Saving teachers time on student performance tracking and report generation, capturing data on students’ behaviour & academic performance and providing advanced analytics to improve lesson planning and decision-making
- TRENDRADIUS: @TrendRadius
TrendRadius is a customer insight analytics solution for Product Managers to help companies build profitable products. Automatically convert sales notes, support tickets, and customer inquiries via email into actionable metrics to validate your product roadmap. You can also prioritize features, evaluate customer acquisition and retention product strategies, and perform analysis using the insights TrendRadius provides.
- VOLTERA: @VolteraInc
Voltera’s circuit board printer enables hardware professionals and hobbyists to cut their production time from weeks to minutes, which greatly decreases their time to market. It uses conductive ink and a novel print head design to create functional circuit boards. Voltera fills the need for a low-cost, low-volume, rapid prototyping tool that offers designers multilayer functionality.
Thank you to everyone who competed. Not only was the audience impressed with the quality of your pitches, but also of the quality of your products, ideas and systems. The three winning companies were not the only winners of the day; many of the Final 8 competitors were seen, after the contest, chatting it up with investors, supporters and new-found fans.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, committee members, presenters, attendees and hosts. We hope you fell asleep last night with a smile on your face as you as you reviewed the success of GTAN|START and began dreaming of next year's big event ... happening in May 2015. Mark your calendars now!