Tue 13 Dec 2011
This final 5 Across event of 2011 was a great success (see www.5across.org).
The 5 pitches were the winners from all the previous events:
Shawn Campbell pitched iJonze, which is a real time, location based, on demand advertising/get the work out engine. iJonze provides businesses with the latest in technology to help them drive customers to there location and give them a very inexpensive way to do so. For the end user, they provide free web and mobile apps that allow them to find out what is actively happening in their area.
Michael A. Hartman presented Frogdice, which is a local developer of online computer games that utilize the Free-to-Play business model. Frogdice recently released its new Coin ‘n Carry game which is quickly being adopted by both the company’s current loyal customers, as well as many new players. The company has an additional six games in the development pipeline.
Eric Hartman pitched the ACLerator which is a physical therapy device for the sports medicine / rehabilitation market. The device is intended for muscle strengthening during post-surgical knee immobilization following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA).
Evan Leach and Scott Wagner presented a mobile application called Crowded. This free application uses live interactive play prediction and trivia at baseball games to test the knowledge of competing viewers. Players are awarded accolades and offered the incentive of prizes for top scores, which will be tied into stadium concessions and prizes. The user interface allows fans of all ages and sports knowledge to play, while effectively delivering advertisements for team and stadium sponsors.
Anthony Pistilli, with Phoenix Global Designs, pitched the Guardian Ace technology, which does wireless real time location of assets including the management, monitoring infrastructure through a database. Presently focused on health care industry. This system will manage their equipment, provide location and allocation information, and in the process of providing this visibility, will discourage theft through alerting mechanisms in the system.
The audience winner (decided via text message) was Michael Hartman with Frogdice. The overall completion winner decided by the judges was Anthony Pistilli with Phoenix Global Designs. The company was awarded a cash prize of $3,500.
The 5 Across completion is sponsored by the Lexington Venture Club with financial support provided by the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, which is comprised of Commerce Lexington, the Lexington Urban County Government and the University of Kentucky.