Yesterday was the 2010 University of Washington Business Plan Competition Investment Round. That mouthful describes the flagship event which featured 36 competitors in tradeshow/science fair format with some 250 judges hearing pitches.
John Cook of Tech Flash was there and visited with us at our booth for Hyper Local Media. He also was shooting video of some of the pitches, I’ve included mine below and you can see John’s post on the day here.
I’m sorry to say that we didn’t advance, I fear we didn’t play the game well enough. We ended up having terrific conversations, many that lasted 15-20 minutes, but that may have done us in. It’s a numbers game and we were enjoying telling our story… maybe a little too much. Nevertheless, it was a great experience and we have some great new contacts as a result.
For those of you who are curious, we going to be formally opening our publisher platform in the next few weeks but we’re recruiting publishers now and we started generating revenue last week.