On May 31, the five teams of the Spring 2018 Commercialization Academy cohort competed for up to $15,000, pitching audience members and a panel of judges to see which startups and AFRL/RI technology-based products and services were most deserving of the prizes. At the end of the pitch competition, Go Figure walked away with the Judges’ Vote and $15,000 and idoolocal won the audience vote and $5,000 to continue to build their startups. Read more about the winners' big day! http://bit.ly/2JcBifv
All the teams in the cohort are to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication in preparing for Demo Day. We'd also like to thank the following generous supporters for making the 2018 Spring AFRL Commercialization Academy Cohort and Demo Day possible: Oneida County Industrial Development Agency, NYSTEC, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Rome Industrial Development Corporation, M&T Bank, InfluenceLogic, Community Bank, Mohawk Valley EDGE.
Left to right: Gabriel Pendleton, AudioStaq co-founder; Audience Vote winner, Emily Call, idoolocal co-founder; Judges’ Panel Winners, Go Figure CEO, Justin Call and Michael Leonard, Head of Customer Care at Go Figure; Terren Klein, Pulse co-founder; and Chris Martin, Off the Cuff founder. Photo by Simon Eisenbach Productions.