SAN DIEGO TECH COAST ANGELS ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR FOURTH ANNUAL QUICK PITCH COMPETITION
SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 8, 2010 – Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investor network in the United States and regarded as the number one source of startup funding in Southern California, announced the finalists today for their Fourth Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Of the 15 finalists, 12 will present and three will be alternates at the Quick Pitch Competition, where entrepreneurs present two-minute pitches to a blue ribbon panel of judges (who assess substance and presentation quality), and an audience of over 450 leaders within the entrepreneurial community. Each pitch will be judged based upon investment potential and presentation quality. Competition winners will be announced at the conclusion of the evening.
“The annual Tech Coast Angel Quick Pitch is the most exciting entrepreneurial event of the year in San Diego,” says Stephen Flaim, President of San Diego Tech Coast Angels. “It is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network, learn and compete for the investment capital that is so crucial to early stage companies.”
The Quick Pitch finalists were selected from a number of high-caliber entries representing a broad range of companies and were chosen by members of Tech Coast Angels through a rigorous screening process. The 2010 Quick Pitch finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
Jayla Siciliano, Founder
Kalos Therapeutics, Inc.
George Colberg, Executive Chairman & Founder
Noble Environmental Technologies, Inc.
James Torti, CEO
David Schuster, CEO
Frank Mastronuzzi, President & Founder
Mike Fontana, President
PepperBall Technologies, Inc.
John Stiska, CEO
Dan O'Halloran, COO
Andrew Ritter, President
Dan Wood, CEO
Syed Iqbal, CEO
Andrew Beinbrink, CEO
Franklin Felber, Vice President & CTO
Ryan Jones, COO
Strategic Enzyme Applications, Inc.
Sanford Madigan, CEO