6 Startup Finalists Named In Ravens Innovation Challenge
A few weeks ago we brought you the story about the Baltimore Ravens Innovation Challenge as part of the Light City Festival.
The Light City Festival, now in it’s second year, returns to Baltimore Maryland the week of March 31st through April 8th. The festival is part music festival, part light festival and part innovation festival. The innovation part is prominently featured in what they call Labs@LightCity.
Labs@LightCity is a six day innovation festival highlight startups and innovation across six key industries. The conference within the festival features key note speakers, fireside chats, a startup exhibition and of course a startup/innovation contest. For the contest the Light City Festival has teamed with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens Innovation Challenge is a live pitch competition where six startups will compete for a prize package valued at $200,000 with some hefty marketing and advertising, courtesy of the team.
These six companies will pitch a panel of Ravens affiliated judges on April 6th at the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore. The contest is part of the Labs@LightCity track. The Labs At Light City features a number of panels and keynotes around entrepreneurship, startups, innovation and social. You can view the whole schedule here.
Here are the six companies pitching in the Ravens challenge. Click on the link in their brief bio for more information about the startup from our friends at Technical.ly Baltimore.
- Fixt, which makes a mobile device repair app. Also announced this week: the startup is also presenting at Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s TechBUZZ on March 30 in DC
- Waxing Kara Honey House, an Owings Mills-based maker of artisinal honey goods, with a social focus on the importance of bees.
- DinnerTime, which makes a meal-planning app that helps people find sales at grocery stores and eat healthy.
- Hungry Harvest, the Shark Tank-winning company that delivers cast-off produce (and also made the ugly veggie emoji).
- Loople Mobile, grads of Accelerate Baltimore who made an app to find restaurant and drink specials, as well as events based on location.
- Treason Toting Co., City Garage-based bag and accessory makers.