|Moon Over Lawrence's Bicknell Clock|
Scheduled presenters were Cognitea, Demi Hugger, Masela Dental, Meet Eugene, NexVolt, and The Power of Flowers.
Alex Kravets of CogniTea, in the first scheduled slot, was stuck in the Boston traffic apocalypse, so had to present his "energizing tea" pitch later. I love the idea of a stimulant that gives you the clarity and focus of a cuppa, without the jitters and subsequent crash or caffeine withdrawal headache. Love the marketing concept of an energy drink targeted for entrepreneurs and innovators. Wish I'd gotten a chance to try some.
Demetra Papas presented Demi Hugger, her cleverly designed premium luggage strap that stacks all those non-suitcase items like your blanket, backpack, soccer ball, or giant teddy bear onto to your luggage for easier dragging through terminals and lobbies. The match of price point with pain point is just about right. If you travel with kids or with lots of stuff or both, it's worth checking out.
|DemiHugger -- Clever Luggage Strap|
|3D Printed Dentures|
Joyce Bellefeuille's The Power of Flowers Project, which I started calling Flower Power just to see if any hippies noticed, rescues and recycles flowers from funerals, banquets , and weddings and makes them into small bouquets and delivers them free to senior citizens. What a great idea to recycle perfectly good flowers to bring a little joy and beauty into people's lives. The Power of Flowers is a non-profit. Joyce nailed the presentation, presented bouquets to the judges, and won second prize as well as fan favorite. Anyone who wanted one got to take home a bouquet. Mine brightened up my kitchen for days.
|Joyce Showing Flower Bouquet to David|
Activity Hub got the wildcard slot. They help you master the skill or activity that matters the most to you -- becoming the best chef, photographer, Ruby on Rails coder, scrum master... whatever. Sorry I didn't get a link.
A couple of other products caught my attention and both of them got to do lightning quick pitches between the main pitches.
The Jafette is a scarf that transforms into a jacket and fits all sizes. The many configurations make for lots of different looks from the same great looking scarf.
|Hangwell Bunch Resistant Underwear|
The Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitor Center is a really cool place, by the way. If you've never been there, add it to your must-see list. Besides the two floors of awesome exhibits about Lawrence's history, there are frequent art exhibits in the the third floor gallery next to the event space where the pitch contest was held.
|Love the Judges in Front of Fasanella Painting|