Young entrepreneurs to make pitches for $50K in prizes during Morgenthaler-Pavey competition

Story excerpt provided by Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Written by Marcia Pledger.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Six startups will compete for $50,000 in prizes Thursday as part of a program at Case Western Reserve University that honors legendary investor David Morgenthaler.

Each of the contestants competing in the first-ever Morgenthaler-Pavey Startup Competition have at least one current CWRU student or recent alumni on board. The cash prizes, provided primarily by JumpStart, are $25,000 for first place, $15,000 for second and $10,000 for third place.

Contestants are:

  • Apollo Medical Devices: rapid blood-testing technology providing eight measurements within 5 minutes from a single drop
  • Everhire: employee-recruiting pairing artificial intelligence and professional screeners
  • Hedgemon: hedgehog-inspired tech for safer football helmets
  • KitcheNet: grocery boxes to neighborhoods where fresh, diverse food sources are lacking
  • ImaginAg: algorithms to analyze aerial images of agriculture and timber lands
  • Inspirit: wearable devices to monitor dehydration among the elderly and others

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Originally published March 14, 2018.

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