Tuesday, October 4, 2011

She Chooses Makes Startup Competition Cut

She Chooses, a startup business in Blacksburg, has been chosen as one of 55 contestants by Distilled Intelligence 1.0 for its startup business competition, Fifty-five startups have been selected to compete for a chance to win cash and prizes totaling $25,000.

She Chooses, a social application for women, is a product of Virginia-based Wasabi Enterprises, co-owned by Anne Giles Clelland (who writes a column for FRONT), Henry Bass, Gail Billingsly and Laureen Fleming of Blacksburg and Carnegie Mellon student Alex Edelman.

The event hosts and sponsors seek to pair startups with investors with the goal that they will obtain funding as a result of attending this event.

The presenters represent a strong cross-section of technology, including big data, cyber security, clean / green tech, critical infrastructure, disruptive technology, analytics, design, enterprise software, medical IT, mobile commerce, SaaS providers, and social platforms.

Distilled Intelligence 1.0 will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 in Herndon. The selected companies will present in the first round. Twenty-two will advance to the second round and 11 will compete for the cash and prizes.

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