Each of the 55 companies selected to present to potential investors at Distilled Intelligence 1.0 gave a one-minute pitch to judges during the first round to compete to proceed to the next.
BlinkMatch, freshAiR and She Chooses were three companies founded in Southwest Virginia selected from over a hundred entries as one of fifty-five startups to compete at Distilled Intelligence 1.0. Engagn, also founded in Southwest Virginia, was present to support fellow entrepreneurs. See the photograph of Southwest Virginia entrepreneurs here.
BlinkMatch and freshAiR made the semi-final round of the top 22 companies.
In this recording of the first round of pitches at Distilled Intelligence 1.0 by Eli the Computer Guy, you can see me, Anne Clelland, representing She Chooses, walk into the video at :30 over Eli the Computer Guy’s left shoulder. The BlinkMatch pitch starts at 08:17, Mogo Mobile presenting freshAiR at 41:28, and She Chooses at1:02:40. Eli the Computer Guy mentions She Chooses at 1:11:42.