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JFK University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, in cooperation with the Keiretsu Forum, Inner City Advisors and Chevron, has launched a new competition for entrepreneurs in the Bay Area: The E2 Pitch Contest. This event will connect emerging entrepreneurs with resources, feedback and mentoring from angel investors and community leaders. Participants pre-selected by the IEL will have 2 minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges.

Wednesday, February 5 – Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2) Pitch Contest
4:30pm – 7:30pm, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th St, Richmond, CA 94801
Register to attend; Bay Area investors and entrepreneurs are invited to attend. Registration is free, but you need to register to confirm your attendance.

Block 1 (Judges – Raul Deju, Jen Schneidermann, Brad Winegar, and Andrea Bailey):

Viditure.inc – Disrupting how we sign documents moving forward.

PAX Pure – Closing water loops: Low-temperature desalination, done nature’s way.

Radiant Wrap – Radiant Wrap is an alternative designer gown made for Breast Cancer patients to wear during radiation treatment.

Solfice Research, Inc. – Solfice is a company that specializes in remote sensing systems for locomotive train movements to prevent collisions and derailments.

Block 2 (Judges – Lisa Oshima, Dan Miller, Tim Russell, and Vaneese Johnson):

Pubtap, Inc. – Pubtap is an intelligent utility that enhances live social experiences and drives an effective hyper-local mobile advertising solution.

Doc’s of the Bay – Doc’s is a food truck and catering company run like a startup, serving events in the tech, wine, and wedding industries of the Bay Area.

DEFINEQA, Inc. – Develop ultrasound-enabled micro-laboratories powered by simple batteries to serve the $50 billion in vitro diagnostic market.

CollectMyThoughts.com – Crowd source rating and buyer service for specific B2B industries, of which the Learning-HR industry is the first implementation.