DC Startup Week 2020 DC Startup Week 2020

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Monday, September 14, 2020

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Pitch Competition Battle*

Our annual Pitch Competition is something that we look forward to every year. It is a great opportunity to feature 10 up-and-coming companies for the opportunity to be judged by their peers and win cash and in-kind prizes. On Monday, September 14th at 5:30pm, these 10 startups will engage in our Pitch Battle, in which only five finalists will move on to the final pitch competition on Friday, September 18th at 2pm. Once the pitches are complete, judges will deliberate and select the 1st and 2nd place winners.

*ASL interpreting is being provided by Jeenie mobile video interpreting

Meet the 10 pitch finalists: 

Eric Ingram: SCOUT Inc.
When large satellites fail, it can cost companies Billions, and half of the time, we don't know why they failed. SCOUT is developing small, inexpensive satellites, to perform in-space inspections of large expensive satellites.

Seyi Sofolahan: Whipik Stories
Whipik Stories is an interactive storytelling app that delivers short, highly addictive fiction stories bit-by-bit. The stories are presented either in the form of text message conversations between characters, or narrated in increments such that users tap on the screen to view the next message.

Wes Morrison: Binni, Inc.
Binni is a construction technology company that focuses on helping contractors increase productivity by digitizing and streamlining the planning, tracking, and reporting of concrete placements.

Deborah Agustoni: Aurore
Aurore is a science-backed, clean and socially conscious skincare company for women

Jael Marajh: NurtureUp
NurtureUp is an online marketplace connecting expectant parents and families to the services they need to successfully transition into parenthood. NurtureUp serves two clients; expectant parents and families, as well as the service providers that utilize the platform to offer their services.

Jess Owens:3GIRLSTECH
3GT is bilding a patent-pending technology called Greenlist. Greenlist enables the direct transfer of merchandise from a consumer making a return to another consumer waiting to purchase the return.

We're sending the 538-year old resume into retirement by democratizing pre-hire assessment testing, then generating data visualizations of job seekers' untapped potential. Employers will hire faster, better and cheaper than ever imagined while our pioneering data sets will transform workplace behavioral science.


Jazmine Kionna: Jazmine Kionna
Jazmine Kionna is a brand of high heel shoes that will feature built-in insoles technology. Our insoles will take the impact of each stride and will conform to the pressure point of your foot!

Christina Tammaro: Karma Kookies
Karma Kookies is a women owned small business that lets friends, strangers, families and lovers send good Karma in the way of a Kookie gram, while simultaneously sending good Karma into the world with a $1 donation to a rotating non-profit.

Michael Floyd: AfterrHome
AfterrHome is platform that brings home buyers, realtors and home inspectors together for collaborative, remote live stream home inspections. We use A.I. to help users book home inspections and they attend their inspection via live stream link.

Please watch using zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89229531431