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Congrats to the 2022
Fast Pitch Winners!

Tech/Tech-enabled Track:

Nonny de la Peña
CEO & Founder

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Thanks to Union Bank for providing the $25k cash grant to Emblematic!

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Consumer/CPG Track:

Ashley Nickelsen

Founder, CEO & Chief Snack Officer

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Thanks to Antares Capital for providing the $25k cash grant to B.T.R. Nation!

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2022 Fast Pitch Finalists
(listed alphabetically by company)
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Ashley Nickelsen

Founder, CEO & Chief Snack Officer

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B.T.R. NATION is on a mission to end mindless snacking for good. The ultimate goal? To reimagine the modern vending machine. We take the junk out of junk food & make on-the-go snacks actually good for your body & mind: boosted with functional superfoods, no added sugar & only the cleanest ingredients. 

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Swatee Surve

Founder & CEO

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​Litesprite’s therapeutic gaming platform delivers data insights and improves clinical outcomes. Built the first clinically validated mental health video game, Sinasprite, recommended by clinics and municipalities nationwide. Garnered +30 global health innovation awards, including the first video game to win a U.S. Surgeon General Award.

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Thuong Tan

CEO & Founder

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Noodelist is premium, plant-based instant noodles that you are not ashamed to eat in public! We are finally closing the gap between healthy and tasty. Noodelist is powered by superplant Moroheiya (Egyptian spinach) which has 5x more calcium than regular spinach.

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Mia Umanos


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Because we believe that insights from customer data mean the difference between "surviving" and creating generational wealth, we founded Clickvoyant - a no-code data modeling platform that turns anyone into a data scientist to find growth opportunities for their businesses. 

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Dr. Elise Brisco


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NearSight is revolutionizing solutions for vision problems related to our heavy dependence on digital devices. Our mission is to improve the quality of life by keeping people comfortable and productive.  Current solutions haven't evolved to meet the needs of our digital culture. NearSight puts clear vision at your fingertips. 

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Karima El-Hakkaoui

CEO & Founder

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Six Gldn restores skin’s radiance, tone and texture with supercharged botanical Korean complexes passed down over 9 generations. We harvest the most potent, floral and herbal botanicals for our transformative and targeted formulas. A recipe for radiance, perfect for all skin types and all ages.

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Nonny de la Peña

CEO & Founder

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Emblematic is one of the world's foremost producers of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. REACH is a no code tool for creating and sharing immersive content across the Metaverse.

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Allison Howard

Founder & CEO

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Nollapelli is using textile technology to help you get more out of your time in bed. Founded by a female engineer, Nollapelli’s patent-pending fabric offers a unique combination of cooling and beauty benefits. "The best sheets on the market" according to Forbes, Nollapelli is beloved by consumers, hotels and spas. 

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Kathy Silva

COO & Founder

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TAINR brings sustainable automation to the grocery industry through a smart refill ecosystem for dry foods. Retailers can provide a frictionless user experience, eliminate unnecessary packaging to build brand loyalty, and improve their operational efficiencies, ultimately building a smart and more sustainable future. 

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Margaret Maizel

CEO & President

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VISUAL FARMS is a company built by agriculture pioneers and innovators in IT and Precision Farming. We are a consortium of executive-level specialists with deep experience in foundational agriculture and business technologies. We're using a unique Real-Time Reinforcement Learning platform that is improving farm profitability and sustainability.

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