Category: Q and A

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The Winning Pitch – Trusolutions Takes Home the Prize!

Trusolutions kicks the 2018 competitive season off.   Winner of the Jan 2018 757Pitch .  Trusolutions led the field of five competitors to take home $757 and up to $10K in services provided by ODU’s TempO program.   TruSolutions, LLC is a minority-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small business. They are a logistics solutions provider for superior tactical…
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February 4, 2018 0

Hip Hop To Healthy Living – A Marine’s Journey

A former Marine’s venture combines healthy living and hip hop to “raise awareness using Hip Hop culture to restore health and wellness to the world..”   Sweat N Swag’s vision includes becoming “…the most recognized and respected plant-based Hip Hop dance company nationally and internationally by creating life-changing programs and helping people get their swag back.”…
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June 23, 2017 0

Answering The Questions – Getting The Deal

In 2015 “….CEO JD Claridge and board member Charles Manning of xCraft stepped into the Tank seeking $500,000 for 20% equity…” What they walked out with was $1.5 million for 25% share.   Even more remarkable, is what xCraft was able to accomplish in the Q and A portion of their pitch.   By the end of the…
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June 19, 2017 0

Getting It Right Takes Practice and Experience

Getting it right is a balanced mixture of a good – great idea, practice, experience, and personality.  WineRx pitches “Drop It ” –   can you spot what they did well and what they could have done differently?   Looking forward to your comments. SBA InnovateHer Regional competition held at the Old Dominion University Innovation Center Norfolk Drop…
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June 14, 2017 0