Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Rachel Keck.
Three companies went home with $5,000 from the Sidewalk to Stage Pitch Competition at the StartupScaleup.
Parihug, StyleMyEvent.com, and KinderKits came out on top at the end of StartupScaleup, a one-day confab of entrepreneurs hosted by Cleveland nonprofit JumpStart.
Parihug, which makes electronically connected teddy bears that let loved ones hug each other from a distance, was chosen over recy-CLE in the tech startup category. recy-CLE saves water while providing an ultimate medium for plant growth.
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Originally published June 29, 2016.