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FOUR STARTUPS WIN QUINCY QUICK PITCH CONTEST

Second Annual Competition Draws Bigger Pool of Entries from Across Mass.

Four startup companies were selected as winners of the second annual Quincy Quick Pitch Contest held at the Quincy Center for Innovation (QCI) on Thursday, March 26. Winners were selected from a group of eight finalists who presented their pitches to a panel of business leaders and roughly 100 guests. The contest drew more than 30 applicants – an huge increase from the 2014 competition -  from which the pitch finalists were selected for the event at QCI.

Of the eight finalists, four entrepreneurs were awarded cash and prizes. The 2015 winners are:

Damage iD - Grand Prize Winner (Community Track)

BeautyLynk - 2nd Place Winner (Community Track)

Mimir Insights - 1st Place Winner (Student Track from Tufts University)

SuperHealos - “Fan Favorite” (Student Track from Babson College)

The Quincy Quick Pitch Competition was an opportunity for entrepreneurs to “pitch” their product or idea to a panel with the chance to win cash and in-kind prizes which may be used to help further their business idea.

The judges for the final Quincy Quick Pitch Competition included: John Maguire, CEO, Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC; Alec Stern, Founding Member, Constant Contact, Inc.; Rory Cuddyer, Startup Manager, City of Boston; Doug Banks, Executive Editor of the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech; angel investor, Tim Barton; and angel investor, Drew Gaffney.

The Quick Pitch Competition was sponsored by Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC, TD Bank, The Quincy Chamber of Commerce, BlumShapiro, Boston Financial Data Services, Citizens Bank, Eastern Nazarene College, Granite Telecommunications, and South Shore Innovation.

The Quincy Center for Innovation is a 20,000 sq. ft. innovation facility located in Quincy, MA. The non-profit organization focuses on supporting entrepreneurs as they pursue a new venture. They do so by providing a professional environment, office space, programing, technical support, and access to working capital.