Semifinalists selected in business pitch contest


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Ashwini Anburan, Founder and CEO of OpenUp, talks about her experience following her UberPitch ride around Stamford.

Ashwini Anburan, Founder and CEO of OpenUp, talks about her experience following her UberPitch ride around Stamford.


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Uber motorist Soraya Nims-Berry of Stratford browses the streets of Stamford, Conn. as Investor Tracy Killoren Chadwell of 1843 Capital chats with an analyst following a youthful entrepreneur sales pitch during a UberPitch ride around on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. less

Uber motorist Soraya Nims-Berry of Stratford browses the streets of Stamford, Conn. as Investor Tracy Killoren Chadwell of 1843 Capital chats with an analyst following a youthful entrepreneur sales pitch during a … more


Photograph: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media

Girls entrepreneurs had an opportunity to ride about with top local investors during UberPitch in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Girls entrepreneurs had an opportunity to ride about with top local investors during UberPitch in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.


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STAMFORD — Some two dozen companies that pitched investors during Uber rides their companies stay traveling to a possible windfall for his or her enterprises.

Twentyfive semfinalists happen to be chosen to pitch their businesses Nov. 16 at the Stamford Innovation Center, in the latest phase of Fueling the Growth with UberPitch, a new national pitch rivalry for technology-focused and women-led firms. Four winners or three will share the competition’s .! purse $120,000

The semifinalists contain five who presented their strategies in Stamford Liquidaty Curative Orthopaedics, Scouted, Fairygodboss and FROTH.

“Our target in hosting Fueling the Growth with UberPitch was to get as numerous girls entrepreneurs as you possibly can in one on one meetings with investors to pitch their businesses and get comments,” The Refinery cofounder Janis Collins said in a statement.

The competition intends to undertake a continuing insufficient access to financing for women entrepreneurs. Girls-led startups received less than 3 percent of venture capital in accordance with Collins.

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Twenty five companies have progressed the Growth with UberPitch contest. The semfinalists are listed below, grouped by the various cities where they last week pitched their strategies.

Stamford: Curative Orthopaedics, Liquidaty, Scouted, Fairygodboss and FROTH

New Haven: My Gene Advice, Torigen Pharmaceuticals, SepsisDx and RepVisits

Providence, R.I.:Bioarray Genetics, Vitae Industries, Sproutel and BREONICS

Washington, D.C.: Wellinks, Electrical Feel, The Mentor System, MoneyComb, Corrie Health, Unbound, RedShred and SameGrain

Kansas City, Mo.: ConsultUS Technologies, PopBookings, Freedom Designed, Play-it Health

Fueling the Increase brought nearly 300 applications for 150 pitch time slots. Along with Stamford, Fueling the Growth additionally organized Uber assemblies last week in New Haven; Providence, R.I.; Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, Mo.

I believe this can be a good arrangement as it induces the entrepreneur to be direct and concise,” Stamford Innovation Center Managing Partner Barry Schwimmer said in a interview. “I enjoy the comfortable setting. … It’s amazing that they’re finding it here.”

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Printed 2:43 pm, Friday, November 4, 2016

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