The 2014 i.e.* Start-up Competition
Next week, 16 fledgling companies will compete for a $10,000 cash prize in the 2014 i.e.* Start-Up Competition. The winner will also receive six months free office space at New Richmond Ventures, $3,500 worth of IT strategy and implementation from Imagine Simplicity, and six months of “community membership” at 804RVA.
Members of each company will pitch their business to a panel of judges who will decide the winner at a public event on Thursday, April 17th at Richmond CenterStage. Audience members will cast votes for the People’s Choice Award, which earns the recipient a $2,500 cash prize.
So what do these companies do? We asked founders to describe how their businesses began, what their business does, and how they’d spend the $10,000 prize.
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