By Thomas Galassi
On Tuesday November 15th, BBI held the Elimination Round of its annual business plan competition. Seventeen remaining teams presented their seven minute pitches and were then questioned by the judges for two additional minutes. During the elimination round two consulting prizes (each a $500 value) were awarded to two teams that competed in the Pitch Day Finals on December 13th:
- iDU Optics was awarded the KevinBizGlobal Prize. The prize included a complementary 90 minute consulting session with Kevin FitzGerald, founder of the startup and leadership coaching firm KevinBizGlobal, an online service connecting and mentoring entrepreneurs worldwide.
- OneThreeBiotech was awarded the Blue Cactus Consulting Prize. This prize included a complementary two hour consulting session with Yaniv Sneor, co-founder of Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels, 1st Pitch Life Sciences, and Blue Cactus Consulting, a firm with expertise assisting physical and life science companies with business strategy and technology commercialization and monetization.
According to the winners these consulting prizes were “invaluable as [they] prepared for both the Pitch Day and any future entrepreneurial activities.” This was evidenced by the fact that both iDU Optics and OneThreeBiotech gave award winning pitches during the Final Round on December 13th. We would like to thank KevinBizGlobal and Blue Cactus Consulting for their generosity as their prizes had a big hand in raising the quality of BBI’s 4th annual Pitch Day Competition.