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
Hair of the Dog
Rapidus – Making Grocery Shopping Suck Less
RVA Card, LLP
Shelfie! The Bathtub Tray for Safer Play
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 www.ie-rva.org. 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.