In partnership with FundingPost, the city of Temecula hosted 14 companies that pitched their businesses to a full house on Friday, Jan. 17 at the city's incubator.
After some truly awesome pitches, FundingPost announced the event pitch winners. After selecting the winners, the investor panel provided insights on what investors find most important when considering to invest in a new company, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get an investors attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach investors.
There was a great dialogue and opportunity to network at the conclusion of the event. TVE2 and FundingPost will be planning future events that support our local innovators and entrepreneurs.
FundingPost Temecula Audience Pitch Award Winner for January 2014:
Entertainment Transportation Systems, www.etsjv.com, Chris Williams from ETS: Entertainment Transportation Systems Joint Venture is a multifaceted green equipment-leasing program with exciting features, benefits and advantages. There is currently a shortage of adequate mass transit services and equipment to provide much needed quality off peak entertainment transportation. ETSJV's target demographic is San Diego's nightlife, cultural and sporting venues. The JV has strategically positioned itself in a city with a host of entertainment, sporting events, booming nightlife and a failing public transit system.
The honorable mention:
2nd Place: PrimoWind, www.primowind.com, Justin Mecklenborg and Ned McMahon
FundingPost Temecula Investor Panel Pitch Award Winner for January 2014
Best Pitch: Justin Mecklenborg and Ned McMahon from PrimoWind, www.primowind.com: PrimoWind has designed a system that utilizes simple concepts but revolutionizes wind technology. PrimoWind introduces the most efficient, low-profile, horizontal turbine system on the market. With cut-in speeds at 2 knots lower than the industry standard, our modules are truly efficient and innovative. Truly innovative and affordable wind technology.
Best Product: Nicholas Fortunato and Robert Smith from Bio-Verdi LLC - Natural Antimicrobial Products for Personal Protection.
The honorable mentions include:
Entertainment Transportation Systems (ETS), www.etsjv.com, Chris Williams
LeClaire Beauty (LeClear Consulting), www.leclearconsulting.com, Victoria LeClear
Humanode, Nancy Ma
SmartyFitness, www.smartyfitness.com, Ray Hivoral
Congratulations to all the entrepreneurs that participated!
Investor Panel included:
Louis Dienes, Board of Directors, Pasadena Angels
Lisa Anderson, Angel Investor
Ravindra Kondagunta, Investor, Maverick Angels
Aaron Sahagun, Southwest Regional Director, firstname.lastname@example.org