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Hawaii entrepreneur investor pitch competition

The semi-final Pitch round was held February 16 and the three finalists have been selected.

The three finalists are:

TruTag Technologies, LLC
Labels That Talk
PromoStream Inc.

These three companies will get an additional mentoring session with Bill Richardson and Timothy Ome and will present at the final round after the NASDAQ IPO workshop on February 23.

The final judging panel will be:

Pam Buchanan
Managing Director, NASDAQ OMX

H. Gregory Nasky
Partner, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel

Jim Lally
Partner Emeriti, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers


Each company will get 10 minutes to present followed by 15 minutes Q&A from the judges.
Attend the final event to hear from NASDAQ OMX and view the final presentations of the
Hawaii Entrepreneur Pitch Competition.

To register, go to: roadtoipo.eventbrite.com


Mahalo to all teams who have applied to participate!

We are happy to announce the 10 companies who qualified to participate in the competition:

The 10 companies are:

Kuehnle AgroSystems, Inc.
GreenCar Hawaii
Actilytics, Inc.
TruTag Technologies, LLC
CBI Polymers, LLC
Eyegenix, LLC
MobiRez, LLC
Ocean Network TV
Labels That Talk
PromoStream Inc.

The 10 companies will get a coaching session with one of the following coaches:

Will Alameida
Russel Cheng
Ed Harrell
Peter Kay
Wayne Karo



The Process:

1. Request for Participation - Jan 26, 2011
- Companies submit application
- Initial screening process

2. First Review - February 1 , 2011 

3. Coaching - February 2 – Feb 16, 2011

- The qualifying companies get 1 hour coaching each 

4. Pitch-Round Event - February 16, 2011 (More details coming soon )

- Companies get 15 minutes each (including Q&A) to deliver pitch
- Panel of judges offer brief feedback and decide which 3 companies qualify for final event

5. Finalists Get Coaching - February 17 – Feb 22

- Finalists get 1 hour mentoring each

6. Final Event - Feb 23, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

- The 3 finalists get 20 minutes (including Q&A) to pitch to a final panel of judges
- Winner gets an VC networking week in Silicon Valley (More details coming soon )


To view more details about the Hawaii Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, click here