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Thu, November 11, 2010

Fast PItch Winners announced

The winners of the 2010 Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition were unveiled at the 8th annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards on November 10. The five finalists competing for the cash prizes and investor recognition were:

  • Michael Fisher – Sample Solutions
  • Iris Jones – Alarming Electronics
  • Gareth Pronovost – Inventory Security
  • Yukasa Shida – E.V.A., Inc.
  • Janeya Griffin – Crime Works
  • The students were selected from a field of 82 business ideas and made it through a fast pitch qualifying round in early November where they were judged by members of the Tech Coast Angels. Presenting in front of more than 500 entrepreneurs and local business& civic leaders, the students summarized their business venture concept in 90-seconds. Following the presentations, the audience voted on the student fast pitch they felt was well presented and represented a clear and attractive business opportunity. The winners were:
  • 1st place – Michael Fisher – Sample Solutions ($4,000)
  • 2nd place – Yukasa Shida – E.V.A., Inc. ($2,000)
  • 3rd place – Janeya Griffin – Crime Works ($1,000)
  • The student fast pitches can be viewed at our You Tube site