Come to this “Shark Tank”-style competition on September 7 to see the following individuals pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win $10,000 in cash and professional services to help them launch their new business.

Entrepreneurial

Competition Finalists

Mark Bruemmer - "XSCapacity.net"

Bringing businesses with underutilized resources together with potential buyers or renters via the Internet.

 

Carrie Christian & Kristie Duncan - "Scribble Subscription Box"

Fosters creative art play for children through innovative craft-projects-in-a-box offered by monthly subscription.

 

Jennifer Farago - "Studio 53"

Community Sewing Center offering people at all levels of sewing skill and experience access to space, equipment, supplies, training and camaradie.

 

Trevor Hess - Mattress Recycling Services

Environmentally responsible alternative to traditional dumping of used mattresses into landfills.

 

Jason King - "Heel!"

Veterinary Network App designed to foster cooperation and information sharing between veterinarians and pet owners to promote quality pet care and medication compliance.

 

Michelle-Anne Mallebranche - "Brez-Soleil" Beach Sunshades

Customizable, artistic, easily portable beach sunshades supported on sturdy bamboo posts.

 

Leandro Perversi - "Mate' Pods"

K-Cup® style Yerba Mate Capsules for use in standard coffee machines or specially designed infusion units.

 

Ian Reddick - "Mercury Modular Guitars"

Beautiful, professional grade electric guitars that quickly disassemble to fit in carry-on luggage and/or easily convert to different guitar types and sound styles.


WHAT: "BizPitch Savannah"™ entrepreneurial competition presented by Savannah SCORE

WHERE: The Creative Coast at the Bull Street Labs, 2222 Bull Street, Savannah, GA

WHEN: Friday, September 7 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

ADMISSION: FREE

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE BIZPITCH EVENT?

  • The 8 finalists will each have 4 minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of 5 judges. The judges will have 4 minutes to ask questions of each contestant.

  • 3 winners will be chosen by the judges and will receive:

    • $2,500 in cash

    • $7,500 in professional legal services, accounting services, logo design, website design, social media marketing, public relations, and promotional items to help launch their new businesses.

OUR JUDGES

Jesse Cole

Jesse Cole

Entrepreneur and Owner of the Savannah Bananas

jen Bonnett

 Jennifer Bonnett

VP, Innovation & Entrepreneurism, SEDA and Executive Director, The Creative Coast

Susan Speros

Susan Speros

Founder and President, Speros Business Technology Services

Sheree Darien

Sheree Darien

Community Development Loan Officer, SBAC

Tom Norris

Tom Norris

Former VP/GM, Timber Division, Interstate Resources, Inc.

Certified Savannah SCORE Mentor


Our Master of Ceremonies

Wade Herring

Wade Herring

Partner, HunterMaclean

BizPitch Savannah’s Sponsors and Partners  

Presenting Sponsor

Awarding Sponsors

MassMutual Logo (PRNewsfoto/MassMutual)

Supporting Sponsors

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