Winners of The Big Pitch Ada
Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Ideas for Prize Money
Entrants applied to compete from across the state, with judges selecting six finalists to pitch a new business idea, service, or product line, and be awarded money to further their innovaton and expert feedback based on the quality of their presentation and overall business concept. This year, the Big Pitch allowed companies to pitch in two categories: a category for concept-stage ideas for a potential business, and a category for early stage businesses or product lines.
The selected finalists had five minutes to make their business pitch to a panel of judges consisting of industry experts, which was followed by questions and answers with the judges.
The winners were announced during the event and they are as follows:
The other companies making pitches included Joseph Mwangi with Universal Cuisines and Guy Sewell with N-Trap Technology.
"In it's second year, The Big Pitch Ada event provided an opportunity to continue talking about growing entrepreneurship and innovation in Ada," said Srijita Ghosh, AJF Entrepreneurship Specialist. "This event, along with the Startup Ada Bootcamp and the Ada Entrepreneurial Summit are fostering ways to collaborate and show support for start-ups in our community."
Both 1st Place Award Winners, Pampered Paw and Poe Prepping, have plans to open locations in Ada within the near future.