These 5 companies pitched at Black Girl Ventures' Boss Up Baltimore - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

May 18, 2018 12:59 pm

These 5 companies pitched at Black Girl Ventures’ Boss Up Baltimore

The pitch competition was held Thursday, May 18, at Startup Nest. Founders pitched platforms for textured hair products and salon chair rental.

My Open Chair's Alicia Holliday pitches at Boss Up Baltimore.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Inside the Startup Nest in Carroll-Camden on Thursday night, the latest Baltimore edition of Black Girl Ventures’ Boss Up pitch competition brought five founders together.

The event series, founded by D.C. entrepreneur Shelly Bell as part-pitch competition, part-crowdfunding campaign, held its first Baltimore event in 2017. The event doesn’t have judges like traditional pitch competitions. Rather, attendees both fund and pick the winner through live voting. Plus, the audience gets a chance to ask questions.

Here’s a look at the pitches:

  • PineAPPL: Tia Goodson is creating a platform to connect people with textured hair to each other, and retailers that carry products for them. Goodson came away as the winner of the competition, chosen by attendees.
  • New Secrets Tea: Newnew Norton developed a luxury tea brand that aims to deliver wellness through all natural tea, herbs and other ingredients. Currently, the company’s offerings are available at BWI.
  • My Open Chair: Alicia Holliday is building a platform allowing salon owners to post available chairs, and allowing licensed stylists to rent the space.

  • Ben ah Fox Boutique: Gail Williams is growing an accessory business, with plenty of offerings to browse on Instagram.
  • Jazmine Kionna is bringing comfort to high-heeled shoes with a built-in shock absorbent gel and memory foam insole that conforms to the foot. Kionna passed around a prototype at the event.
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

9 impact models built at GiveBackHack Baltimore to spread art, music and support for refugees

Baltimore’s b.well Connected Health honored as ‘Top Innovator’ at Accenture’s global health startup competition

Biotrophics picks up $25K at farm and fish accelerator’s demo day

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Arrive ready to grow at 14 West

Baltimore

StraighterLine

Director of Product Management (Programs)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Product Designer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

Agora Financial

Jr. Project Manager / Business Analyst

Apply Now

MADTECH, a Maryland company using drones to help farmers, wins AgPitch 2018

With a pitch for crowd manufacturing, FranciePants wins Open Works’ EnterpRISE Venture competition

FounderTrac Demo Day funded startups working in biotech and barber shops

SPONSORED

Baltimore

The Washington Post is reprogramming the way news breaks

Canton in Baltimore, MD

iVeia

Software Engineer (Embedded/SoC)

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Developer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Oxford Club

Web Developer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!