FundingPost proudly announced today the winning companies from its third annual Pitching Across America™ competition. FundingPost, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors for almost 6 years, established the competition in which 100 Venture Capital Funds and Angel Investors participated as judges, voting on 300 business summaries from emerging companies nationwide.
The emerging companies were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10. Judging criteria consisted of several key points including: the professionalism of the written summary, current stage of development (customers, revenue), competitive advantage and need in the marketplace, feasibility for success, and whether the company is “VentureWorthy™.”
“Once again, we have had another successful year of the Pitching Across America competition. We were pleased with the response and the level of interest from both the Venture and Angel communities. The entrepreneurs who participated were outstanding,” said Joe Rubin, Director, FundingPost. “These companies are some of the most promising emerging companies in the U.S. this year.”
National Winner: SPD Control Systems Corp., New York
SPD Control System’s primary product is an electrically controllable window glass that be introduced in the fourth quarter of 2006. The glass can be changed from clear to dark or any level in between in 1-2 seconds. These windows are becoming available to address energy conservation needs. Primary markets will be the automotive, aerospace and architectural industries.
1st Runner-Up: Graft Solutions, Inc., Georgia
Graft Solution’s Autolograft™ System addresses the need for vascular grafts used in bypass surgery (both peripheral and coronary). The technology is undergoing FDA review and approval for market release. The commercial device is expected to be available for US release within 24 months.
2nd Runner-Up: NanoPolyQ, California
NanoPolyQ is a start-up nanotechnology company that commercializes proprietary self-assembled biomolecular nanomaterial fabrication and develops disease diagnostic biosensors, flexible solar panels, and rollable electronic displays. The nanotechnology is disruptive, the product development cycle is short, and this is a high-growth market.
SPD Control Systems Corp. NY, Digital Media Research FL, Graft Solutions, Inc. GA, WebWire® GA, NanoPolyQ CA, Amyxa Pharmaceuticals MA, Shield Technology Group FL, Celldonate Inc. CA, Declude MA, MarColl International Corp. NE, Priority Healthcare Case Management Srvc. Inc. CA, OurEnergy MI, PodshowCreator.com NJ, Tactical Solution Partners, Inc. MD, Ocean's Bounty Seafarms, LLC SC, Urban Probe LLC NY, Focus Energy Corporation NM, Rapid Systems Software MA, iSelfPay NJ, ProSuite, Inc. TN, CIMA Systems CA, Vetgate USA IL, Block MEMS, LLC MA, Digitus Biometrics, Inc. GA, CampusBrands, Inc. MD, Elucidation Studios, Inc. MN, Intelligent Monitoring Systems, Inc. CA, Language Access Network, Inc. OH, Obvient Strategies, Inc. GA, OneStep Sustainable Building Systems, Inc. MN, Livid Instruments NJ, ChainStar USA NY, Qunu LLC NY, Adwell Communications LLC OR, PDQ Care Inc. FL, Metro Media Inc., / Truck-Ads LA, Cortez Environmental Services, LLC IN, Connective Home PA, Auxiliary Power Dynamics, LLC NV, Defero AZ, Senscient TX, The Enchanted Tea Company WA, Geosoft USA Corp. FL, IBP Corporation AL, Dakov's Innovations Corp. NY, Recycling Services, Inc. MO, VeroScan CA, TruEffect, Inc. CO, NEScientific, Inc. CT, VIBME LLC UT, Nexlite Corporation MI, Electronic Sprinkler AR, MaxOUT UV Swimwear CA, Take Charge Marketing, LLC OK, Hull Underwater Imaging Systems, Inc. KY, Lightning Ethanol, Inc. VA, Taldia, Inc. CA, National School Lines WI, Nautical Research & Recovery, LLC CA, Affinity Wireless Solutions, LLC IA, TGF Production LLC NY, TWITCHGAMERZ KS, M Cubed Medical TX, Mopsters Inc. WY, ARIEL Physics Israel, Ltd. FL, 3 Pyramids Entertainment DE, Creative Photos Inc. NC.
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Note to editors: For additional information regarding the Pitching Across America competition, its winners or the judges, please contact Aren Cohen, who will facilitate any one-on-one interviews with FundingPost, the winning companies or the Venture Capital / Angel investors.