2017 Business Pitch Competition Finalists

Ten Business Pitch Competition finalists have been selected to pitch their company's product or service to a panel of judges at the sixth annual Governor's Conference on Business in Sparks on August 17. Each of the finalists will have two minutes to make their pitch, followed by a three minute Q&A session with the judges.

After the judges' panel confers and the audience casts its vote for their favorite pitch, the first place, second place, and people's choice winners will be announced at the conference luncheon. The winning competitors will take home awards from a pool of cash and services totaling $31,600 thanks to the generosity of sponsors AT&T, Microsoft, The Abbi Agency and VAST.

AboveGeo, formerly AboveNV, is a Reno-based aerial services and data company that provides high-resolution geospatial data collection and analysis through leading edge drone and sensor technologies.
Buzz.Tools is a Reno company that offers a Software as a Service (Saas) based group advocacy solution for businesses, charities, political causes or any group passionate about their ideas.
Classes.Vegas is a Las Vegas company that provides a one-stop solution for pre-employment services- in the areas of CPR certification, Lifeguard Certification, Alcohol Awareness, and Fingerprinting- required to achieve work cards.
ClearSpace Aeronautics is a Las Vegas company that offers complete drone traffic management for aircraft and cities using a patent-pending technology that facilitates safe drone flight.
Comped Marketing is a Las Vegas company with an advertising distribution platform powered by artificial intelligence that uses facial recognition, a camera and a digital screen to create customer-tailored ads for audiences within rideshare vehicles.
Pb+J Collective is a Reno-based boutique nanny placement service that matches families and childcare providers based upon each individual's needs.
StartUpNV is a business incubator based in Las Vegas that helps entrepreneurs and startup companies all over Nevada.
Talage Insurance is a Reno company focused on a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that enables the sale of commercial insurance policies from insurance carriers to small business owners through any digital channe, streamlining the process of comparison and purchase.
The Fernley Reporter is a Fernley-based online newspaper covering Fernley news, events and sports.

TrenLot is a Reno company that offers automated workflow and project management Software as a Service (SaaS) coupled with the Internet of Things to the construction industry.