Six startup businesses have been selected as finalists for the $5,000 grand prize of the fifth annual TechPitch at Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The event will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo.
The pitch gives local startups the opportunity to present their ideas to a group of investors and industry professionals.
Here are the six startups and their business ideas:
- Bottlefly: Software related to increasing wine purchases
- Flume: A water meter attachment to relay realtime use to homeowners via mobile and Web apps
- Ground Level Data: Computer vision technology that tracks crop changes and helps with harvest forecasts
- Higea Technologies: Patent-pending nanotechnology to clean up oceanic oil spills
- N8SteinCo: A product that helps reduce water and time spent in prerinsing dirty dishes, resulting in cost savings
- Welkio: Visitor sign-in software for offices to replace the traditional sign-in book
Keynote speaker will be Lynda Weinman, founder of Lynda.com, who recently sold her company for $1.5 billion.
Tickets are $15 for students, $45 for individuals or $300 for a table of eight. To register, go to http://www.techpitch.org.