Ten finalists selected to compete in final round of Business Pitch Competition

First, second place and peoples’ choice to be awarded a combined $23,500 in cash and services during Governor’s Conference on Business luncheon September 30


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Teri Williams
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Las Vegas, NV - September 12, 2016

Ten Business Pitch Competition finalists have been selected to pitch their company’s product or service to a panel of judges at the fifth annual Governor’s Conference on Business in Las Vegas September 30.  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’ scorecards are tallied and the audience casts a vote for their favorite pitch, the first and 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 $23,500 thanks to the generosity of pitch competition sponsors AT&T, Microsoft and Vast: Powered by the CFO Group.

The finalists that were selected to compete at the Business Pitch Competition at the Governor’s Conference on Business include: 

Northern Nevada

  • Brain2Bot, Inc. (Reno)- builder of artificial intelligence toys

Southern Nevada

  • CDL Focus (Las Vegas)- alternative licensing for commercial motor vehicle operators
  • Chefery LLC (Henderson)- home and office deliver of fresh, high quality meals
  • Falcon Nano Inc. (North Las Vegas)- proprietary transceiver chips for wireless systems and services
  • Frameless LLC (Las Vegas)- frameless system for easily hanging stuff on your walls
  • Healthybyte LLC (Henderson)- digital health and education services to low-income areas
  • LRT Sunshield Sunscreen 3000 LLC (Las Vegas)- an automated front windshield sunscreen
  • Remmedy (North Las Vegas)- reinventing the everyday water bottle
  • thinkLaw (Las Vegas)- educational program that helps educators teach critical thinking
  • Valley Communications Association, Inc. (Pahrump)- broadband service for rural Nevada

Three alternates were also selected in the event that one of the finalist is unable to compete: Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, Las Vegas; Five Star Economy, LLC, Las Vegas; and Happy Monkey Baby Company, Las Vegas.

All qualified applications entered into the competition were evaluated by an independent panel of five judges who narrowed the field to the top ten applications. The same judges’ panel will convene to evaluate the live pitches. Judges for the event include:  Tom Doxey, Vice President of Fleet and Corporate Finance, Allegiant;  Mark Hutchison, Lieutenant Governor, State of Nevada; Kimberly Parker, Vice President of Advertising, Las Vegas Review Journal; David Schmall, Business Sales Specialist, Microsoft; Stephanie Tyler, Nevada and Western Region President, AT&T. Dana Wagner, News 3 Anchor will moderate the competition.

Admission to the Business Pitch Competition is included with a ticket to the Governor’s Conference on Business 2016. The conference takes place at the Rio Hotel and Casino from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. and is open to the public.  Tickets can be purchased online for $50 prior to September 28. For more information about the conference, or to register, visit http://business.nv.gov/GCB/Home.     

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