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 on October 11, 2011 at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building in Herndon, Virginia. BlinkMatch and freshAiR made the semi-final round of the top 22 companies. Engagn, also founded in Southwest Virginia, was present to support fellow entrepreneurs. View one-minute pitches here.
Left to right: Allan Tsang, BlinkMatch, Dave Payne, freshAiR, Mogo Mobile, Anne Clelland, She Chooses, Daniel Burgess, freshAiR, Mogo Mobile, Marek Zareba, engagn. Distilled Intelligence 1.0 was featured in The Washington Post.