Recap: ACG’s Emerging Growth Pitch Competition Showcase

Hub101 hosted the First Emerging Growth Pitch Competition Showcase from the Association for Corporate Growth. Fifteen of the Greater Los Angeles’ most innovative and exciting startups were chosen from an application pool and pitched to both investors and entrepreneurs in a showcase throughout the space.

Elite Robotics was voted first place and received one year of free co-working membership at Hub101. The company focuses on building small desktop robots to give medium businesses automation. In second place was MagicLinks, a company focused on providing media influencers with a platform to connect with other businesses to promote products and earn additional income. In third place was Moving Analytics. This company provides hospitals with a new way to help patients going through cardiac rehabilitation using visuals and other programs. All other participants received three months of free co-working through the space.

The guest judges and attendees then voted for the most impressive companies and provided them with detailed tips and feedback to help grow their business. It was both a great evening for pitches and for networking.

Additional participants were CloudXtion, eskini, Glucoware, New Realm Technology (Tooth Stars), revert, RentSpree, StyleMD, Tap That App, Things for Work, UnderBuilt, Vampr and Zenvoy.

Chief Operating Officer of a Preccelerator Program at ACG101 sponsor Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Heidi Hubbeling said the event was a huge success helping middle-market companies network and showcase their work.

“It went great. It was also fantastic for students,” Hubbeling said.

According to the judges, there was lots of diversity among the companies and each one had something innovative to share.

“It is more diverse than a lot of the LA expos I’ve been to,” Richard Wolpert, guest judge and company CEO said during the panel discussion.

Mike Panesis, Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, also said this was a great event for the business community.

“It’s all about helping these entrepreneurs,” Panesis said.