Article via Daily Exchange – Oneiric Hockey is the winner of this years GTAN|START and award given to dynamic early-stage companies that exude originality, skills, and ability to grow. The hockey equipment company walks away with $10,000, named the GTAN|START 2016 winner, and is in due diligence for additional funding from Angel investors.
In an effort to secure equity investment to fuel the growth of the companies, the GTAN pitch competition was open to over 100 Angel Investors, venture capitalists and industry leaders. The companies also pitched to a panel of judges for cash prizes of $17,000.
Emily Rudow, Co-Founder of Oneiric Hockey said the experience of pitching in front of seasoned investors was incredible. “The feeling is indescribable. We were up against some really tough competition which made the win that much more exciting. It reaffirmed our business idea and gave us the confidence to keep moving forward!”
Second place at $5000, went to Suncayr, a nano-technology company that has created a “spot” that warns when sunscreen has worn off exposing skin to UV. $2000 and third place was won by Skywatch. The space-tech company has built an online marketplace for satellite data and imagery. All six GTAN|START companies had interest from the Investors and are in due diligence for the possibility of additional Angel funding.
“Highlighting great new startups and connecting them with Angel Investors and early-stage funding is what we do at GTAN, and tonight was a success,” says Rob Douglas, GTAN President. “All six companies will get the benefit of working through due diligence, which is a great experience for the founders, followed by the real possibility of funding.”