Pitch Practice January 8 2016

Happy new year! We’re back after the holidays. Thanks to Atlanta Tech Village and Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ for setting us up for a great session of Pitch Practice. We had a solid two-hours of pitches and participation from 15 entrepreneurs. Great way to start the year. Here’s who pitched, starting with the ceremonial first pitch from our sponsor TenRocket:

  • Name: Chris Turner
  • Company: TenRocket
  • Problem: web/mobile app ideas can’t get to the market
  • Solution: Web or mobile apps for $10k in 10 days
  • Customer: startups
  • Ask: see me after, biz card
  • Comments: TenRocket built 19 apps last year, and will build 100 this year!
  • Website: tenrocket.com
  • Name: Chris Coad
  • Company: MotorLister
  • Problem: stranger danger of buying/selling cars like on craigslist
  • Solution: Provide a vetting platform via social profile via email address
  • Customer: car buyers/sellers
  • Ask: Who do you know who’s selling a car?
  • Comments: make money from car sellers listing
  • Website: motorlister.com
  • Name: That Oviatt
  • Company: Parkent Cycles
  • Problem: bike theft
  • Solution: electronic bike rack operated with your phone app
  • Customer: bicyclists, universities, corporate campuses
  • Ask: raising cash to launch their prototype
  • Comments: Monetize via the campus and via the bicyclists’ subscriptions
  • Website: parkentcycles.com
  • Name: Brian Wish
  • Company: WishDish
  • Problem: Lack of authentic connection among millennials; shallow sharing on current social media
  • Solution: user-driven publication for 18 to 34 year old millennials can share their stories, rich meaningful content, authenticity
  • Customer: Millennials are the users; advertisers, sponsors will be customers
  • Ask: Raising $250-500k to grow user base
  • Comments: “connect people through the power of storytelling”; bootstrapped
  • Website: thewishdish.com
  • Name: Gabe Fungawing
  • Company: Luxuper
  • Problem: Fragmented car enthusiast community
  • Solution: Luxury-Performance internet car community
  • Customer: 100M luxper car enthusiasts
  • Ask: raising $400k to reach 1m users
  • Comments: Monetization unknown at this time
  • Website: luxuper.com
  • Name: Karen Oettl
  • Company: ReferTree
  • Problem: Lots of subscription services today, but no management of this fragmented marketplace
  • Solution: app based subscription marketplace to manage your subscription purchases – netflix, phone, clothing, etc. and refer friends who share what you buy
  • Customer: Consumers of subscription services
  • Ask: referrals to subscription providers
  • Comments: Monetization: referral fees, % of subscription sales
  • Website: refertree.com
  • Name: John Jones
  • Company: Urban Ecovations
  • Problem: Your house stinks! Don’t cook kimchee!
  • Solution: City Flower – a fragrance device that is also a work of art, a street sign
  • Customer: Hip Hop culture
  • Ask: $10k to build prototype, marketing
  • Website: http://urbanecopeeplez.com/
  • Name: Joe Norton
  • Company: Action Tracker
  • Problem: Employees don’t have a good way to communicate activities from the field
  • Solution: Instagram for field service companies
  • Customer: Field services companies with field employees, retail merchandisers, $11/month
  • Ask: $10k to build prototype, marketing
  • Comments: Have a huge customer already installed and growing
  • Website: timestar.com
  • Name: Court Robinson
  • Company: Icanbuyhomes.com
  • Problem: 14M homes vacant blighting neighborhoods
  • Solution: Track, contact owners, and flip the house
  • Customer: Owners and homebuyers
  • Ask: Referrals of run down homes
  • Website: Icanbuyhomes.com

 

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