10 Southern California-based Companies Selected to Compete for the Quick Pitch Title at October 4th Event
SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 4, 2012 ; Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investor network in the United States and the number one source of startup funding in Southern California, announced the 10 finalists for their Sixth Annual Quick Pitch Competition. The finalists will present at the October 4th competition to an expert panel of judges, and an audience of more than 500 leaders within the entrepreneurial community.
Each two-minute pitch will be judged on substance and presentation quality. Winners,, will be announced at the end of the event and the overall winner will receive a monetary prize this year.
Since 1997, TCA has invested more than $115 million in over 180 companies and raised more than $1 billion of additional capital, mostly from venture capital firms. The group is supported by many of the regions leading VC funds and sponsors including many of the best service providers to early stage companies.
"The annual Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network, learn and compete for the investment capital that is so crucial to early stage companies" says Stephen Flaim, chairman of Tech Coast Angels. "It is one of the most important entrepreneurial events of the year in San Diego". TCA members selected this year's Quick Pitch finalists from among a number of high-caliber entries representing a broad range of companies. The 2012 Quick Pitch finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
5i Sciences Richard Rose CEO
DealStruck Ethan Senturia Co-Founder and CEO
iGenomX Keith Brown Founder
Insight Biotek, Inc. Larry Sharma CEO
JammyPack, Inc. Jonnie Sax Founder and CEO
RockHouse LiveZach Bair Founder and President
Stics, Inc. Karen Joiner-Congleton Founder and CEO
Uroboros Technologies Peter Haberz Co-Founder
Volunteer Forever Steven Weddle Founder and CEO
XTRLs International Deanna Bebb President
For more information about Tech Coast Angels’ Quick Pitch Competition and to register to attend, please visit: http://www.sdquickpitch.com/
About Tech Coast Angels
Tech Coast Angels www.techcoastangels.com, is the largest angel investor group in the United States. Its members provide funding and guidance to more early-stage, high-growth companies in Southern California than any other investment group. TCA members invest in companies in a wide range of industries, including the life sciences, biotech, IT, services, retail, Internet, financial, software, media, consumer products and tech startups. TCA members give companies more than just capital; they also provide counsel, mentoring and access to an extensive network of potential investors, customers, strategic partners and management talent. TCA has more than 250 members, including its venture capital affiliates, in five networks in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Central Coast and the Inland Empire. More information on investment with Tech Coast Angels can be found at www.techcoastangels.com, www.facebook.com/techcoastangels or www.twitter.com/techcoastangels.