June 2, 2017– Muncie, IN – The Innovation Connector of Muncie was thrilled to partner with the Venture Club of Indiana to be the sanctioned host for the Regional iNX3 Pitch Competition that took place on May 31st, 2017. The event consisted of a panel of judges listening to eight pitches from qualified candidates who shared their business ideas in hopes of being one of the three finalists to qualify for the iNX3 Final Pitch Competition.
Pitches that will move to the Finals include:
- 1st place – Drone Camp (dronecamp.org)
Drone Camp is about hands-on learning, innovation and adventure. You’ll take to the skies and become an honorary junior drone pilot. Come make friends, play creative games and jump in at the forefront of an emerging field. This one-of-a-kind summer camp is for anybody and everybody. No experience needed, great memories guaranteed! We even supply the Drones and you will be able to BUILD your own drone!
- 2nd Place – Aubry Lane (www.aubrylane.com)
Aubry Lane is inspired by women’s intrepid pursuit of personal style. Each handbag is constructed from the highest quality materials. The Aubry Lane Amulet is a 1 Touch Emergency SOS, Cellular, and GPS device that allows you or your Aubry Lane handbag to be tracked almost anywhere in the world. Aubry Lane seamlessly integrates fashion and technology into each unique bag, ensuring both style and security.
- 3rd Place – The Traveler (mytravelerapp.com)
Whether you are planning your next vacation, road trip or weekend getaway, be sure to take The Traveler along for the ride. For globe-trotting travelers to casual vacationers who struggle to capture, organize, and share their travel experiences, The Traveler is a road-tested mobile app, with a companion web site, that creates an immersive and digital journal of all those cherished memories.
“We were honored to be chosen as a sanctioned site for the inaugural iNX3 Regional Pitch Competition,” stated Innovation Connector Executive Director, Ted Baker. “A total of eight prepared, investor-ready pitches were delivered at the Innovation Connector. All eight were worthy of being selected to move to the finals, the Innovation Showcase on June 14th, but the judges could only select three. The Innovation Connector looks forward to a continued partnership with The Venture Club of Indiana and all that they do to encourage and promote entrepreneurship in our great state.”
These three finalists will pitch their ideas at the iNX3 Pitch Finals on June 14, 2017 for a chance to win over $100,000 in cash and services.
iNX3 is a phenomenal week of venture-focused events where entrepreneurs across all industries, venture capitalists and investors, and service providers of all kinds converge to inspire, innovate, and invest. It brings together multiple venture-focused events in one week to help venture capital and investors connect with scale-up and investment-ready companies. It combines the Venture Club of Indiana’s Innovation Showcase with TechPoint’s Winner’s Circle Event, and a series of other elements designed specifically to cause interaction between early-stage and later-stage companies and venture capital of all forms.