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2014 Finalists Announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Finalists for the i.e.* Start-Up Competition. They are, in alphabetical order:

Carri Collection, LLC
FlipBit Maker Co
G33K3D Industries
Hair of the Dog
Rapidus – Making Grocery Shopping Suck Less
Shelfie! The Bathtub Tray for Safer Play
Speed Guard
Tenant Turner
The SoGood
Well Pack
The finalists were selected in two ways. A group of local successful entrepreneurs selected five contestants from the overall pool based on the following criteria:

  • Evaluation of the viability of the      business to be successful
  • Evaluation of the innovative      nature of the business
  • Originality of the product or      service in the market


The remainder of the finalists was selected by the online public vote March 25 – 27 on Three contestants’ total votes received were within 3 votes of one another. We are inviting all three of those contestants to compete in the Start-Up Competition, accounting for 16 Finalists this year, instead of the targeted 15.

Please plan to attend the April 17 Start-Up Competition to see who wins $10,000.  Register HERE.

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