The CEC held it’s first “Chicago’s Coolest Startups – Pitch Night” on Thursday evening at 1871. The event kicked off with over 250 startup enthusiasts, eager to meet the top ten coolest startups!
After three minute pitches from each of our top ten finalists, followed by two minutes of Q&A with our shark tank of judges and votes from the crowd; the top six were chosen…
Ross and Todd shared with us how “Lock” creates a community for fantasy sports fun for everyone. These guys called some big “woohoo’s” from the crowd as they took the stage.
John shared how the app gives the ability to attendees at any event to ask questions, respond to polls, and provide feedback to presenters right from their mobile device. The judges nor the crowd were aware that the app they were using to vote in questions, was actually “Conferences.io”, until a judge realized after John shared his presentation.
Tyler presented his personalized e-commerce site for lifestyle products. It’s been known to be called the “Pandora for E-Commerce.” It works by enabling users to create, refine, and share their unique ‘StyleDNA’.
Coco shared her her go-to marketplace for premier salon and spa openings. She noted that their salon and spa partners are able to fill open spots, while members find their perfect beauty appointments when and where they want them.
Asif presented his communication and care coordination platform for senior living. It connects nurses, doctors, and families to facilitate timely care decision.
Andrew showed us how with the tap of a button on “Scenetap”, you can view information on how many people are at a bar, restaurant, or store. Including, the male female ratio and the average age of everyone inside. They’ve also been known to share their “we started from the napkin, now where here” photo below.
You can help us congratulate all of the top six finalists by tweeting at them; or come and support them when they showcase at the Momentum Awards on Oct. 3rd. Make sure to stick around at the Momentum Awards for Scenetap, Caremerge, and PrettyQuick to take the stage for the official crowing of Chicago’s Coolest Startup!