2016 TTE Business Development Conference winners

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November 2, 2016 by TransTech Energy News

Morgantown, W.Va. –

  • $10K 1st Place Award to top-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  Gecko Robotics, Pittsburgh, PA, Troy Demmer, Co-Founder
  • $5K Runner- Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  Rewyndr, Pittsburgh, PA, David Palmer, Co-Founder
  • $5K Runner Up Award for a high-ranked company in finalists pitch session:  Optimus Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA, Colin Huwyler, CEO
  • $10K Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Technical Assistance Award for a deserving company based in an ARC county:  EthosGen, Wilkes-Barre, PA, James Abrams, Founder
  • $10K WVU Research Office Technical Assistance Award for a deserving company to work jointly with a WVU research group:  European Parts Solution, Miami, FL, Gilberto Mesa, Owner
  • $2K INNOVA?WV jobs Investment Trust Award for highest ranked WV-based start-up company:  ARIDEA, LLC, Charleston, WV, B.J. Evans, Co-Founder and Managing Director
  • $1K Scott Rotruck Award for the most innovative business or concept:  Potential Labs, Athens, OH, Ben Lachman, CEO
  • In-Kind Arnett Carbis Toothman Technical Assistance Award to set-up Quick Books Accounting/Information Systems for a designated awardee:  Pix Controller, Export, PA, Bill Powers, Founder and CEO
  • In-kind Robert C. Byrd Institute Technical Assistance Award for engineering/ design/prototyping/fabrication assistance and services:  9Three Solutions, Morgantown, WV, Mike Lyons, Founder and CEO
  • In-kind Bailey Glasser Technical Assistance Award for advice on corporate formation, governance, transactions, financing (debt and private equity) and contracts:  GloGames, LLC, Phillipi, WV, Ruston Seaman, CEO
  • In-kind Webb Law Firm Technical Assistance Award for intellectual property counseling to help increase protections and possibly minimize unforeseen risk:  ARIN Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA, Vivek Kulkarni, CEO
  • Crowd Choice Awards for audience favorites
    Pitch Session 1: PixController, Inc., Export, PA, Bill Powers, Founder & CEO
    Pitch Session 2: Portable Luminescence-Based Sensor, Pittsburgh, PA, Paul Ohodnicki, NETL Team Lead
    Pitch Session 3: Rewyndr, Pittsburgh, PA, David Palmer, Co-Founder
    Pitch Session 4: Epiphany Water Solutions, Pittsburgh, PA, Gordon Craig, Acting CFO
    Pitch session 5: EthosGen, Wilkes-Barre, PA, James Abrams, Founder
  • Drawing for I-Pad Mini 4: Jon Hammock, Morgantown, WV

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