See the ten Start Something Challenge Finalists pitch head-to-head for the grand prize of $10,000!
Join us for an evening infused by the courage and passion of the Start Something Challenge finalists! Ten entrepreneurs, two in each of our five sectors, will pitch head-to-head in the Grand Finale of the Start Something Challenge. On this night, each of these New Jersey entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to talk about their business or business idea to demonstrate why they should win the grand prize!
WHAT: The Start Something Challenge Grand Finale
WHEN: Monday, August 4 2014, 6-9 PM
WHERE: The West Side Theater, New Jersey City University, 285 West Side Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305
PARKING: There's a paid lot ($4) behind the building and limited street parking
2014 Start Something Challenge Finalists
Fashion & Beauty
Joanna Chmarzewska, Crazy for Italia | Ninotchka Johnson, Top Notch By Design
Arts, Crafts & Entertainment
Dawn McLaughlin, Positively Publishing | Kimberly Sumpter, Wax Kandy
Ronald Mirante, Bone In | Alysis Vasquez, The Chilltown Kitchen
Public, Social & Health
Lenore Holz, Liberty Kite Flying Tours | Caley Vickerman, Guerilla Haiku Movement
Other Professional Services
Chrishan Wright, WE Biz | Jason Hall, JH Pestaway
Confirmed Grand Finale Judges
Paula L. Alford, COO, NuSplash
William Byrne, Vice President-Grants, F. M. Kirby Foundation
Luis De La Hoz, Vice President, Lending Team, The Intersect Fund
Steve Gomez, Executive Director, Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation
Rachel Greenwald, Program Manager, New Business Opportunities, Etsy
Elliott Lee, Vice President-Relationship Manager, Northeast Region Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Hugo Morales, (Interim) Director of Marketing, New Jersey City University
Coretta Owusu, 2014 Winner of the Start Something Challenge, and owner of aSuiteStay
Alex Patterson, VP of Brand, Tough Mudder, LLC
Jeff Platt, Head of Marketing, Animoto for Business
Judith Sheft, Associate Vice President, Technology Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Andaiye Taylor, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, BrickCityLive.com
An audience vote will also count towards the final winners!
Light refreshments will be served.
When & Where
Rising Tide Capital
Rising Tide Capital is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization based in Jersey City, NJ, transforming lives and communities through entrepreneurship. To learn more visit www.RisingTideCapital.org