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Power Pitch 2010


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TALENT 2.0: Power Pitch 2010

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Power Pitch Contest

Monday, Feb. 1, 7 pm -- 12 individuals and teams pitched their ideas for new businesses to venture capital investors and entrepreneurial leaders.  Congratulations to the winning pitches:

First place ($3,000) "Filesmelt"  by Alex Goins. Filesmelt allows you to upload files and images quickly and easily on the Web. With it, users can share their files without the hassles of email attachments and highly limited file hosts.

Second place ($2,000) "Confidence Unlimited" by Allie Larrabee. Confidence Unlimited is an educational enterprise, centered around a program called Absolutely Incredible Kids, which aims to use video and Web-based learning to help kids and families better understand the importance of confidence in order to maximize their potential and to help them develop the skill sets necessary to achieve their life’s dreams.

Third place ($1,000) "PrepUp" by Michael Mirski and Kevin Chen. For students striving to perform well on the SAT and ACT who are unable to afford expensive personal tutoring, PrepUP is an affordable online service that provides standardized testing questions and learning partners based on a constantly updated analysis of strengths and weaknesses in order to maximize learning.

For a complete list of 2010 participants, open the attachment below, or read the story...


Information about 2009 Power Pitch winners