Nine Startups Win at 2019 River Pitch
- November 25th, 2019
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Culverhouse and the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute hosted the River Pitch Business Idea Competition, as part of a series of events tied to Global Entrepreneurship Week. River Pitch is a free event open to all aimed at helping local entrepreneurs kick start their business concept. At stake is a chance to win $1,000 –– and with multiple booths, each with their own pot, the chances were good that a solid business idea could be a winner.
River Pitch works like this: participants bring their business idea to the Tuscaloosa River Market and present it to a panel of judges made up of the local business community. While judges deliberate, participants network with area entrepreneurs and staff from the AEI.
The 2019 River Pitch Winners:
|Booth #||Business Name||Participant Name||Booth Type||Major and Classification, If
|1||Geb Sustainable Starter Kits||Tillman Ritchey||Student-Track||Finance, Sophomore||Birmingham, AL|
|2||Pet Shelter||Riley Doyle||Student-Track||Management Entrepreneurship, Senior||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|3||Bamboosable||Caroline Barnes||Student-Track||New College, Senior||Mobile, AL|
|4||Art Garage||Joanna Lemmon||Community-Track||N/A||Memphis, TN|
|5||MADE Health and Fitness, LLC||Michael Fedewa||Community-Track||N/A||Grand Rapids, MI|
|6||My First Time Machine||Dennis Miles||Community-Track||N/A||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|7||Ensemble||Jennifer Stasiak||Student-Track||Management Entrepreneurship, Senior||Milwaukee, WI|
|8||SEACR||Adam Graff||Student-Track||Electrical Engineering, Sophomore||Pittsburgh, PA|
|9||DeedDoer.com||Leah M. Taylor||Community-Track||N/A||Tuscaloosa, AL|
Many thanks to all those who participated.