MEET OUR "BizPitch Savannah™ 2020" WINNERS!
On Friday, November 6, eight aspiring local entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash and professional services worth over $13,000.
From our great group of finalists, the following were chosen as our three "BizPitch Savannah™ 2020" winners:
To see the "BizPitch Savannah 2020" pitches, click below:
Bizpitch Savannah™ 2020 Winners
Malena Gauss / Lammergeier Glass Recycling
The first glass recycling company in The Coastal Empire, Lammergeier Glass Recycling is leading efforts to reduce glass waste by offering commercial and residential curbside glass collection services and transfer of the glass to recycling facilities.
Jamal Lawrence, MD / Harvest Health MD
Harvest Health MD (HHMD) will be Savannah’s first black-owned, membership-based Direct Primary Care ( PC) office, providing full-scope primary care medical services, as well as health and wellness services, to Savannah’s diverse population.
Amy and Scott Pierce / My Nurse Now
The area’s first and only agency to provide Urgent Care services at home, My Nurse Now offers a wide variety of in-person medical, nursing, and therapy services, as well as telemedicine-based services, to individuals who cannot easily travel to receive the urgent care they need or would prefer to receive care in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Our Other Great "BizPitch Savannah™ 2020" Finalists
Yolanda Rivera-Caudill, MD / The Tiny Beet
A unique pediatric medical practice, The Tiny Beet uses a personalized Lifestyle Medicine approach that addresses the widespread problem of childhood obesity by including behavioral, eating, and sleep habits as key elements in the treatment of chronic illness.
Bonnie Gringer / Sharethelovely
Sharethelovely is an e-commerce-based wedding shopping platform that offers consumers fairytale weddings at a fraction of the cost, with zero waste. Through online collaboration with wedding retailers nationwide for the resale of dresses, accessories, and decor, and its proprietary “Online-to-Local Bridge Program,” Sharethelovely makes dream weddings affordable.
Erika Tate / Loravore®️ Virtual Learning for Upskilling Professionals (LVL UP)
A digital platform for the K-12 teaching workforce, LVL UP is designed to increase the number of teachers who can effectively deliver digital/remote instruction for their students and broadens teachers' networks for sharing teaching best practices and experiences.
Kaylyn Stone / Oshun
Oshun is a high-end, e-commerce platform providing exposure and new channel opportunities for black-owned, luxury vendors while also providing consumers with a curated assortment of luxury, contemporary, and designer brands.
Mary Whalen / Canine Lowcountry Club
Canine Lowcountry Club is an upscale dog daycare, boarding, and training facility located on Wilmington Island. Staffed by highly trained, certified dog trainers, Canine Lowcountry Club will offer local residents and visitors a place where their pets will be well cared-for in an environment of luxury and fun.
What Is SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition?
The “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition is an annual communitywide “Shark Tank”-style event organized and presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring and educational programs for small businesses. The six winners of the 2018 and 2019 “BizPitch” events all received over $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help them launch their new businesses. Winners of the 2020 competition will have the same opportunity.
This year the event will be mostly virtual. The Finalists and Judges will be together at The Creative Coast at 2 E. Bryan Street, Savannah, where the pitches and judging will take place. COVID-19 safety measures will be strictly enforced. The event will be as exciting and as fun as ever while keeping everyone safe.
You will be able to see the competition on Savannah SCORE's Website (savannah.score.org) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCORESavannah). The links will be published at the end of October.