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Venture Fund Pitch Day 2017

$50K. Six Startups. One Shot.

Join Davidson College President Carol Quillen; Techstars Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Chris Heivly; Launch LKN; Enventys; and Davidson College’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative on the afternoon of March 22nd for Davidson’s annual pitch competition.

Watch as six alumni- and student-run startups compete for a shot to win $50,000.  There will be refreshments,  a talk from Chris Heivly, fierce competition, and networking. A happy hour will follow pitches.  Although we ask that you register at 3:30 p.m., attendees can come and go as they’d like. Sign up below.

Event Schedule

  • 3:30 PM — Registration
  • 4:00-5:30 PM — Pitches
  • 5:45 PM — Winners Announced
  • 6:00 PM —  Remarks by Techstars Entrepreneur-in-Residence Chris Heivly
  • 6:15 PM — Social & Happy Hour

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Venture Fund Finalists


Vet Fetch – Brian Correa, Katrina Rodriguez

vetFetch is a smart guide to your pet’s health insurance.  Make the best medical care decisions for your best friend–because they deserve great doctors, too.  

Blommerent – Julia Capalino, Danit Zamir, Anatoly Shikolay

Bloomerent is changing the way brides, grooms and event hosts choose a florist and shop for wedding flowers. As a two-sided marketplace, we connect customers to a curated community of top-rated florists and allow them to share their centerpieces for another event in close proximity to reuse. 

SocialPreneur Lab – Jamela Peterson, Tianna Butler

SocialPreneur Lab has developed and commercialized a curriculum that will help educators and parents expose youth to entrepreneurship and the business development process as early as kindergarten. Student activity books, an integrated crowdfunding and e-commerce platform and more give youth the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship through applied, project-based learning.

Memory Crane – Drew Kromer, Charles Hood

MemoryCrane is offering a turnkey solution for  cinema cameras. For professional videographers, MemoryCrane combines the functionality of several previously incoherent widgets and integrates them into a small, streamlined package that simplifies the lives of its users significantly.

Roots – Paige Donnelly, Christina Ho

Roots is an app-based product that matches travelers to local guides. Through Roots, travelers explore a place with a person rooted in the community.

For every exploration, Roots sponsors orientation services for people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Through the product, refugees connect with locals to help build a new life in their new home.

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