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The audience choice winners were
- Eden GeoPower
- Vinylmint -- Grand Prize
Vinylmint is a marketplace that connects video producers to musicians and voice actors around the world to create custom sounds on demand. Its huge community of creators ensures that producers will find the right match for their projects. It was generating so much enthusiasm that I wasn't surprised when Vinylmint won the grand prize in the audience choice vote.
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Eden GeoPower is on a mission to generate megawatts of renewable energy by converting oil and gas wells that are no longer used into sources of geothermal power. Their unique technology transforms low-grade heat from depleted oil and gas reservoirs into geothermal power using the existing infrastructure. Their method greatly reduces cost. Do take a look at their website. The technology is fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with them. Their table was very popular and I was not surprised that they won an audience choice prize.
Note that they've chosen California as the first place to deploy this but they have also had interest from Texas. Note to self: tell my Texas oil and gas brother about this.
They had cool T-shirts too, so I got a couple of them to pose wearing the shirts so I could award them Best Costume of MIN111.
|Best Costume of MIN111|
CyberHabits is a cybersecurity awareness system that helps your company manage the shift to a cybersecurity conscious culture. More than half of cyber threats result from a company's own employees either through lack of awareness or a company culture that undermines security. Training, personalized learning, and analytics combine with cybersecurity advice and insight to engage all your employees in the solution.
Vibechain is a peer-to-peer platform for making playlists and sharing music for party organizers and their guests. Connecting friends around music and dance brings good vibes to the party. Who knew you could use the power of the internet to bring people together and to make a good time even better? Vibechain CEO Donaldy Salvant gave the most enthusiastic 1-minute pitch of the night.
FRWD (pronounced forward) is an automated savings app that helps consumers build an emergency fund and reports positively to credit bureaus. More than half of the people in the US don't have enough savings to handle a $400-$500 emergency. That can mean more debt for even a fairly small financial emergency. That realization inspired FRWD founder Savant Moore to teach himself coding so he could develop an app to make the process of saving automatic and setting and meeting savings goals easier.
|Savant Moore FRWD Founder|
It was great to see so many exciting entrepreneurs and such an enthusiastic audience. Just seeing everybody lined up on stage after the presentations while they awaited the awarding of prizes was inspiring. So much energy! So many great ideas!
|What a group of entrepreneurs!|
|Expertise Flowing in the Experts Corner|
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