FundingPost proudly announced today the winning companies from its fourth annual Pitching Across America™ competition. FundingPost, which has been introducing entrepreneurs to investors for almost 7 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 community. 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.”
Pitching Across America 2007 National Winner: NavQuest.Com, FL
The 2007 National Winner of the Pitching Across America contest is NavQuest.Com of Boca Raton, FL. Navquest.Com specializes in bringing marine charting, routing & trip planning with context sensitive navigation & business geographic information via the internet to recreational & experienced mariners.
“We are very delighted & honored to be chosen winners amongst the best of the breed new ventures in "Pitching Across America 2007" contest courtesy of FundingPost,” said Harry Sangha, NavQuest.com’s President “We just want to give a great big thank you to the panel of judges who embraced our "big idea" and to FundingPost for facilitating the opportunity.”
Pitching Across America 2007 Runner Up:
Carlsbad Pharmaceuticals, Inc (CPI), CA
Pitching Across America 2007 Second Runner Up:
Pitching Across America 2007 Regional Winners:
Uriah Bement Coal, Inc., IL, Kurtz Broadcasting Co., CA, CelleCast, Inc., WA, Compass Technology, VA, Camera Screen Laryngoscope, Inc., NY, Lendiva, CA
Focus Energy Corporation, NM, Sydel Corporation, FL, INTRAPARTUM, FL, Iller Enterprises - ProTonLocks L.L.C., CA, DT Communications, Inc., CA, Trimax Wireless, Inc., FL, GetYourIdentityBack.com, LLC, NJ, Myers Motors LLC, OH, BioPath Laboratory, Inc., VA, Young Forest Games, CA, AECOS Inc., GA, Robin Wilson Home, NY, Data Mart Services LLC , WI, NanoMas Technologies, Inc., NY, Duck, MN, LANE SHELBY Luxury Decor Accessories, CA, Marian Country, Inc., TN, Asta Ltd., OR, Mocha Mocha Me LLC, AZ, ICE Innovative Technologies, LLC, NY, Throwback Entertainment, CA, ANTONE PRODUCTIONS, INC., MI, Advanced & Alternative Diesel Injection, Inc., MI, Last Mile Logistics, MD, REDA Digital, Inc., NV, Animal Records LLC, FL, WorkGiant Holdings LLC, FL, EcoSystems, NY, bidforprinting.com, PA, JDL Digital Systems, Inc., WA, Sproose, CA, GeoSpot, Inc., CA, HyperNet Global Communications Inc., CA, Viaworld Advanced Products, Inc.,CA, eXS Inc., CA, Unplugged Cities, LLC, MN, ABC Film & Video, LLC -, Media at Large, NY, PCworldradio, FL, Deep9 Corporation, WA, 51fifty eyewear, Inc., NC, Bio-One Fuels, CA
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Note to editors: For additional information regarding the Pitching Across America competition, its winners or the its judges, please contact Aren Cohen at FundingPost who will facilitate any one-on-one interviews with FundingPost, the winning companies or the Venture Capital / Angel investors.