2015 All Ideas Pitch Contest
Thursday, April 16
Lowell Makes–Lowell, MA
|1st Place ($1,000) – Cliff Hirtle, Reknown|
|2nd Place ($750) – Carol Ann Morse, Jarfette Convertible Clothing|
|3rd Place ($500) – Edwin Jack, BareHand|
|Fan – Favorite ($500) – Anthony Nganga, Studio 26 Associates|
|Lauren Suszczewicz- 19 Steps Bake Shop
Home -based business that sells over 30 delicious unique individual baked desserts such as Cinnamon-Sugar Popovers (pictured to the left)
|Edwin Jack – BareHand
Makes video games that in creative ways relate to you and universal obstacles in life (poverty,pollution, health, etc.) They provide enjoyment and inspiration to lift up our everyday people, whether you are fighting cancer or debt, our games will be a motivating ally to your victory
|Isaac Hunnewell – H2knO
H2knO has created the “Champion Water” program that features includes reusable bottles, updated water stations, and interactive gamification elements so students are equipped – and motivated – to form a drinking water habit
|Carol Ann Morse – Jarfette Convertible Clothing
Designs convertible clothing for women of all ages and sizes. Using magnetic buttons, the jacket scarf converts into 9 different garments including a jacket, shawl, vest, scarf, and headscarf
|Cliff Hirtle – Reknown
Universal renter resume, verified against pre-established apartment qualifications, scheduled through predefined availabilities
|Anthony Nganga – Studio 26 Associates
Provides architectural services within the Merrimack Valley by working with building owners and tenants in assessing space requirements and providing functional, attractive and cost-effective spaces
|Myron Ho Ching Lam – XOI
XOI is a ready-to-drink juice that contains Gac, a Vietnamese superfruit with the highest levels of lycopene and beta-carotene in any fruit or vegetable. These antioxidants enhance prostate, heart, reproductive, eye, and skin health
These individuals judged finalist’s pitches.
|James Anderson – Former COO, Clear Momentum
Clear Momentum offers financial reporting software to venture capital and private equity investors.
|Joan Popolo – Programs Director, ACTION
ACTION is New England’s leading network of cleantech incubators sharing the common goals of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies, strengthening the regional cleantech cluster, and creating more green jobs in New England.
|Lianna Kushi – Marketing Manager, FamilyID & former EforAll Senior Program Manager
FamilyID is an easy-to-use online registration and payment platform. Schools, camps, teams and clubs use FamilyID to create simple online forms, and then sit back as registrations, sign-offs and payments roll in.
| Kamal Jain – Founder, Lowell Makes
Lowell Makes is a makerspace composed of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public.