Team Pitches


Make-A-Pitch Teams

45s Collections 

Problem:

Nostalgia appeal came back, but it’s not as sustainable within in-person stores (record stores closing, other items no longer available in person) 

Solution:

We are 45s collections and through your personal Spotify playlists and Pinterest boards, we bring customizable retro collectibles like vinyl records and VHS tapes right to your doorstep. 

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A Sip of Smiles Cafe

Problem:

How mental illness isn't addressed publicly and providing a quality cup of coffee with ingredients sourced from the community the coffee shop is in.

Solution:

Using the space of the coffee shop to promote messages surrounding a positive mental health. Also to source our beans and food from roasters and bakeries in the community.

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Balance Manager

Problem:

Fitting in time in your day for yourself.

Solution:

Sending the user reminders on your phone that you have time and you should use it to relax.

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BizMapz

Problem:

BizMapz is a free and easy to use GPS application for your smartphone that can provide precise and accurate directions to aid in the guidance of finding products in unfamiliar businesses such as grocery stores, hardware stores, outdoor shopping in the guidance of finding products in unfamiliar businesses such as grocery stores, hardware stores, outdoor shopping Centers, and malls.

Solution:

When you arrive to your destination, or before you go, you will open the app and select the business you are going to. The app will provide inventory on everything available in the store, or the businesses in the selected city, and you will then create your list of necessities you plan to obtain. Once the business or businesses are selected, BizMapz will inform you on best spot for you to park and will calculate the most efficient route throughout the business to get you everything you need. The App will give you accurate wait time estimations on checkout lines by gathering data from other users in the store or city.

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Black Mind Productions

Problem:

The problem is that there are not enough media services dedicated to the African American community that present content made by and for the Black community.

Solution:

The solution to this problem is to create a streaming service that dedicates original content to the Black community. This streaming service will offer a wide range of entertainment to household television screens and portable devices. This streaming service is called Black Mind Productions. 

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Blue Rose (Bring-Love-Unite-Experience-Rapport-Optimism-Start-elevate)

Problem:

Have you ever had a hard time on a date coming up with conversation or with family and friends? are you tired of going to the same places. Are you very shy so it's hard you to say how you feel.

Solution:

The venture will help you be able to have conversations and play games which will help you get to understand the person you like or just have a good time with your family and friends with out having to feel like your forcing something and make it feel weird


Boozie Smoothie 

Problem:

A lack of "healthy" alcoholic drink selections. This market is saturated with carbonated and artificially flavored beverages.

Solution:

An all natural ingredient based alcoholic smoothie beverage. 

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Bow & Reel Inc.

Problem:

Many people are frustrated and confused with their poor hunting and fishing seasons. They do not know the best techniques for their area. They do not know how to hunt or fish and would like to learn more. 

Solution:

We want to develop an app that offers a service to the problem. Through this app you can request one of our experts to help guide and teach you the best techniques for your area. 

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Chillin' Drinks

Problem:

Drinks getting too hot in vehicles.

Solution:

Chillin' Drinks is a small drink cooler that can plug into your cigarette lighter port or through USB. Chillin' Drinks can sit in your cup holder and hold bottles or cans up to 20 ounces of holding capacity!

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Cinderella Effect

Problem: 

Sometimes women settle for the dresses do to time or financial reasons and also can't get the nails and makeup to exactly match the dress.

Solution:

Being able to find that perfect dress for the right price and having exactly what you wanted. Along with having the dress match exactly your makeup and nails done in one setting of the location. Once all the pampering is done with also getting your hair done and having accesories you can have professional photos taken at that spot without trying to hire anyone.

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CIPHER

Problem:

Consumers are being targeted by big bank in the form of overdraft fees. The most likely person to be hit by these fees is the person least likely to be able to afford it. Imagine the stress of having to check your bank account every time you are in a shopping line to make sure you have the available funds. The confusion of thinking you have enough money only to have a purchase denied because you forgot to account for those pesky pending bank charges. Or, an emergency hit and you actually do have enough money to cover the cost if only you could split the payment over multiple accounts. The frustration of not having full access to your purchasing power is infuriating.

Solution:

Cipher Virtual Card increase the consumers purchasing power by allow an individual to connect multiple payment sources to one virtual credit card. Cipher Virtual Card is an algorithm based app that takes into account available funds, due dates, and rewards of each connected payment source and then automatically split the payment in the most efficient way stress free.

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Climb Mt. Pleasant

Problem:

The plainness and mundaneness that are average gyms. My business will introduce a new way to get a great cardio workout and an upper-body workout. Basically any gym you walk in to, you will see the same four things: treadmills, machines, racks, and dumbells. Although there are many different workouts to do with these objects, they quickly get very repetitive and boring.

Solution:

My business will be a climbing gym with two parts. The first part is a standard, 24-hour gym similar to what I previously described. The second part will be a large area with a bouldering wall surrounding the outside. The wall will be about 12-15 feet high with many different climbing routes. Each route is color coated for difficulty. The whole floor will be padded as well.

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Community safety app

Problem:

Increased knowledge about friends and families safety on a day to day basis, during dates, emergencies, etc. The app will also work with colleges and universities to combine their safe ride services, and emergency broadcast systems to find information all in one place.

Solution:

A mobile app that allows for users to share their location, set up safe rides home, communicate how things are going on a date, contact emergency services, etc. The app will also allow users to be provided with local services such as taxi services, their university safety services, etc.

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Cut 2 go

Problem:

Help people not leave their house for a haircut.

Solution:

I will offer an app where consumers can find barbers for in home haircuts.


Ditchit!

Problem:

This will allow business owners who have items in their store that are not selling well, to sell the inventory to another business owner so that they avoid taking a loss on it.

Solution:

A platform that provides a marketplace for inventory.

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Fitness Plus 

Problem:

To have the full gym experience.

Solution:

Free weights, machines, all gym work out equipment, volleyball court, tennis court, basketball court, indoor and out door pool, juice and protein station.

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GWENS CURVY QUEENS BOUTIQUE

Problem:

We solve the problem of curvy women being able to purchase accessories that fit their larger frame.

Solution:

Our solution is to have necklaces with 6 inch extenders, bracelets for wrist sizes above 8 inches, and ring sizes up to size 12

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HoneyMoon Earrings

Problem:

We are solving the frustration that women have when they cannot find durable and affordable earrings.

Solution:

We sell polymer clay earrings that are lightweight, durable, and flexible because of the polymer plastics that are in the clay. 

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King Boyce Productions

Problem:

Younger media professionals and freelance media workers having a hard time finding work.

Solution:

Be a place where these people will be able to find work much easier by working on projects done by our company.

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Larrison Family Tax

Problem:

Services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Solution:

Partnering with wife who knows ASL, Learning ASL and eventually teaching tax and bookkeeping to deaf/hard of hearing individuals and CODA's (Children of Deaf Adults)

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LED Productions

Problem:

There are not enough media outlets in communities where people have access to video making, podcasting and producing. Resources are limited for people living in communities who's annual salary does not meet the median for working class or higher. 

Solution:

Giving people who are less fortunate the opportunity to use media softwares and create content in media, while also teaching them the different softwares and skills they might need. 


Masked Together

Problem:

The stigma surrounding mental health that society portrays. Also, the lack of discussion about mental illness.

Solution:

Our solution are face masks that have uplifting sayings promoting a mental health. These masks are meant to start discussions surrounding mental illness within our society or community. 

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MM Cloggers

Problem:

Students at AuSable Dance Center are not being exposed to all varieties of dance and need to be exposed to more than ballet, tap, and jazz.

Solution:

We are wanting the funding to teach more classes at the studio and are wanting to expand our knowledge as instructors. The solution is going to that we expose this dance to more students and advertise to more than just students at AuSable Dance Center, we reach out to the community.

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Mommicita 

Problem:

Limited selection in maternity clothes.

Solution:

Maternity brand with a wide variety of styles and not just one 

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More Juice

Problem:

Current ways of producing energy cost too much money and harm our environment. Burning gas or coal requires expensive pipelines and shipping, and the pollution produced harms air quality and our atmosphere. There needs to be a way to make< more energy with less fuel.

Solution:

More Juice is a device that enables energy producers to use less natural gas or other resources to produce the same amount of electricity. The deviceis a closed system that can be used with any type of thermal energy, including burning natural gas and geothermal heating. It takes in heat and outputs electrical voltage more efficiently than the generators currently used by utility companies. Using less resources to produce the same amount of energy will save energy producers money and decrease the negative environmental effects of producing power.

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Nomad Brewing Company

Problem:

Craft beer consumers constantly want to try new beers. Also, starting a brewery can be very intimidating with all the barriers to entry.

Solution:

We provide a taproom with constant rotation of beers. In addition, we also are an incubator for other breweries.

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Ournews

Problem:

Distrust in the media is at an all-time high, and big media has grown to extreme size and has the power to shape the narrative of entire nations.

Solution:

With Ournews, any freelance journalist hoping to profit from their passion can create a completely free account, and publish articles on a broad variety of different subjects and categories on our site with complete creative freedom, void of any editorial staff or board of executives looking over their shoulders. Then, visitors of the site will have the power to rate these articles one to five stars in several different categories ranging from grammar, to on-topicness, to credibility. As votes accumulate, and the most well-written, accurate articles climb to the top, those writers can earn a living in the form of a share of Ournews' weekly ad revenue.

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Peaceful Valley Venues

Problem:

Wedding venues to celebrate with your whole family are hard to find and hard to find for a good price/not outrageously expensive.

Solution:

Offer stylish venues for couples that don't cost an arm and a leg.

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PigyVault

Problem:

There are no safe, convenient, short term loans/cash advance services available to working class Americans. Almost 70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford a surprise expense. Payday loans can have APR rates as high as 400%. Consumers can fall into debt traps with traditional payday loans.

Solution:

PigyVault provides a safe and convenient cash advance service to anyone with a cell phone and a bank account. Customers will link their bank accounts to the app, and their cash advance/short term loan will be direct deposited into their account. Customers will need to verify their account with a social security number (or other identification). However, there is no need to prove that they have a paycheck coming.

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Reed Wolf Inc

Problem:

The problem Reed Wolf Inc will solve is house visibility. Guests such as family and friends, delivery drivers, and emergency services who "arrive" at a destination struggle to locate the actual address of the house. They drive up and down the street, walk up to the wrong house, or tell the owner to stand outside as different means of locating the house. These problems could all be solved if the address was easily identifiable.

Solution:

Reed Wolf Inc is designing a solar-powered L.E.D address sign that will make any house visible to guests. This sign comes with high-intensity L.E.D's and a solar-powered panel that illuminates the address and allows the house to be visible to guests. It also comes with two sets of interchangeable numbers that allow any number combination to be displayed.

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ReVive 

Problem:

ReVive will look to solve the mind, muscle, and body stress that comes with fitness, professional life, physical labor, and everyday living. Our bodies often break down and our minds stress out from daily living and we need to learn how to recover our muscles and minds so that we can continue to be healthy and to perform at our best.

Solution:

ReVive provides a luxurious spa that is focused entirely around the rejuvenation aspect of fitness. We will provide many services and resources for our customers to use such as heat and cold exposure, saunas, salt float tanks, different stress management classes, yoga and breathe classes, and a line of tools and products for people to purchase for helping themselves recover in their minds and bodies. 

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SnackHack

Problem:

A place where people can go to find new and share their own recipes aimed at creative and different, even odd, recipes.

Solution:

A social media site that allows users to upload, share, find, rate, comment, save, and follow other users and join groups to share your specific tastes. 

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Stim From Anywhere

Problem:

Pain in the muscles and back and throughout the body.

Solution:

A stimulation device that is portable and also gives you direct instructions on where to put it and how to use it based on each situation.

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SwingSmart

Problem:

This venture will solve the problem of golfers not having quick and readily available information to help them fix their swing on the fly.

Solution:

The solution is an app that a golfer can click on while on the course, click on one of the given options that they are struggling with, and receive helpful tips from a golf pro that will instantly correct small issues they are having.

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Tag-Along

Problem:

Ride sharing applications such as Uber and Lyft are good for travel, but there is a limit on how far they will drive you.

Solution:

Tag-Along offers long distance trips to its riders. Riders start by sending a request for a ride to a certain location. The requests are sent to a request board that all drivers in the area can access. The request board will show the name of the Rider, the location they want to go to, how many miles away it is, how long it would take to get there, and roughly how much they would make from the trip. Here drivers can choose what trips they want to accept.

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TalentHawk

Problem:

Breaking into the entertainment industry and getting your creative work in front of the right people.

Solution:

My app makes it easier to get in the industry by sending your audition tapes, music demos and portfolios/headshots to the correct people.

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Taste Spudz

Problem:
My venture solves the problem of the limited ways you can eat potatoes.

Solution:
Taste Spudz solves the problem by creating gourmet potato meals in various forms. For example, there will be different recipes of Baked potatoes, Fries, Mash potatoes, and Sweet potatoes. There will also be an abundace of topping items of meats, seafood, and vegetables. As of now, our most popular baked potato dish is our Chicken Alfredo baked potato.

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The Community Help Hub

Problem:

All too often people shy away from volunteering because there is no simple way to do so. Lack of Time, Simplicity, Convenience. There really is no interface in which an individual can go to find and sign up for available volunteer opportunities, easily filtered by region or area of interest. Not only could this be a significant portal for philanthropists seeking donation/volunteer opportunities or students looking to fulfill volunteer quotas, but it is also intended to be utilized by organizations that are hunting for individuals to volunteer for their organization. I have experienced the frustration of not knowing where to start when looking for volunteer opportunities and I have spoken to other individuals who have faced the same challenges. Why not make it a little easier and convenient for those with kindness and good intention in their hearts to make this world a better place? 

Solution:

My solution is to create a phone application and website interface dedicated to connecting organizations with philanthropists and philanthropists with organizations. By creating a convenient portal for people to have the opportunity to do some good and volunteer their time, we are by extension improving the lives of those who really need it. In my opinion, it doesn’t get more important than that. Due to the convenience and time-saving proponents in relation to this possible solution, I believe people and organizations would be willing to pay a reasonable monthly membership fee. I want a one-stop-shop application that conveniently gives its members one single place to go to see quick, convenient ways to connect and volunteer. Depending on what you are looking for you can filter whatever opportunities are available in your area. And with the premium version of the application, you can schedule and secure your volunteer spot directly on the application. Could you imagine being an individual and feeling that urge to pay it forward one day, signing into an application on your phone and seeing what opportunities are available that day, or this week, or next week and just being able to sign up based on your availability? How many points am I going to get for signing up for this? Who am I going to be helping? By extension you receive that feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment by doing something nice for someone else. That is absolutely priceless and leaves people wanting to come back again and again.

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The Hickies Fragrance, LLC

Problem:

The initial problem is to help resolve the minority representation in a market that is saturated with the dominance of fashion designer companies and top-celebrity names. There are very few, if any, minority-owned and branded businesses (without celebrity endorsement) on top-shelf distribution companies (Macy’s, Dillard’s, JC Penney’s, Perfumania, etc.). 

Solution:

My solution is to build a company that has the ability to be supported by venture capitalist, endorsed by minority socialites and celebrities, become a public trading company, and/or offer minority stake in the company ownership. My goal is to employ more than 70% minority employees, offer minority scholarships, recognize women and minorities for their accomplishments (awards), partner with other minority businesses for growth and development, offer small business courses (BD, Finance, Marketing, etc.) for minorities and other small businesses, and become the fragrance producer for other organizations and entertainment figures. The overall goal is to grow this company with the foundation of minority support, employment, and reach.

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Tiny Trade

Problem:

  • New baby clothing is too expensive 
  • Children quickly outgrow clothing causing clutter 
  • Easiest ways to dispose clothing do not yield high returns on investment

Solution:

  • Subscription clothing exchange service
  • Contactless clothing exchange via mail
  • Users can sell clothing to other users
  • Users trade used clothing for gently used bundles of clothing that fits child
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Travel Buddy

Problem:

There currently isn't a streamlined app for backpackers that allows for planning, booking, and exploring multiple destinations. No other app puts transportation, lodging, and activities all in one place.

Solution:

Travel Buddy is an app that has it all. It combines transportation, lodging, and activities into one singular app.

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Traveling Tailgate

Problem:

Traveling Tailgate will be entering an existing market to produce a product that makes the experience of tailgating less stressful and hectic. Forgetting your gear will cause you to purchase additional items you already have at home and spending more money than you expected is not ideal.

Solution:

The Traveling Tailgate will be designed to be a foldable, mobile box with wheels that attaches to your hitch for easier transport. The box will contain a cooler, small grill, and tailgating supplies for your tailgating experience which is easier to set up with the STEP-UP system. 

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Unfit Records

Problem:

Our current society takes music for granted. There are people out there who want to hear contemporary, strange, progressive, and experimental music but the good artists are hard to find under all the junk on the internet.

Solution:

Unfit Records will solve this issue by currating a collection of artists who are taking music into uncharted instrumental territory. All the while, encouraging artists who may be considered "mainstream" but don't have a major label backing them.

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Unique Binding Co.

Problem:

Expensive replacement binding straps that do not match the scheme of the riders gear.

Solution:

Create a cheaper replacement strap, as well as develop a uniquely designed strap to fit and match the scheme of the riders wants and needs.

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URNL2 - U R Now Listenin To

Problem:

Due to Covid-19, independent artists, producers, and others interested in the music industry are suffering because of the lack of potential gigs, networking, and struggling to build a fanbase.

Solution:

I propose a platform that will help independent artists, producers, etc. network and build a community through their profile page.

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