2012 Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day Winners

 Charlotte, NC (December 6, 2012) – The 1st Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge Pitch Day featured 14 presentations by some of Charlotte’s most innovative new technologies. Pitch Day innovators presented before a judging panel made up of innovation executives from Lowes, Electrolux, Belk, Husqvarna, Ingersoll Rand, and Blackarch Partners. Cash prizes were awarded, but the main goal of the event was to accelerate the growth of new technologies by exposing innovators to business executives, entrepreneurs and investors.
The competition took place on the UNC Charlotte campus and was broken up into three categories student, faculty researcher and members of the Inventors Network of the Carolinas. Each presenter made a three-minute pitch and responded to questions from the judging panel. The category winners included Student category winners Nicole Laville and Arnab Pal for their Glucose Sensor technology; Faculty and Researcher category winner Richard Giles for his BioFuels production technology; and Inventors Network of the Carolinas category winner Pam Delhotal for her Gilly Mobility Assist Device. Cash prizes were awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each category, made possible by the Hauser Family Fund. For more information click here.