The 2012 series of 5 Across has officially ended with the champions event being held on December 5th. The event brought some of the best pitches to date to the 5 Across series.
The first prize winner was Mike Sullivan of Alliance Virtual Offices. Mike brought home $4,000 in prize money.
The second place winner, Dan Adams of Earthineer, won another $1,000 in prize money. The winner of the audience participation text vote was Wade Powell and Geoff Carlson of Cornerstone Innovations.
Congratulations to all of the teams who participated. Awesome Inc wishes them the best of luck in their entrepreneurial pursuits! We would like to thank all of our sponsors for helping make this year's 5 Across season possible: Lexington Venture Club & Awesome Inc
Here is a quick summary of the 5 participants in the champions round:
Wade Powell and Geoff Carlson of Cornerstone Innovations pitched the company's disposable cup lids for cold drinks promoted to a few different markets, the first being the long-distance running event market. This high-flow disposable cup lid allows runners to consume water or sports drinks quickly without slowing down, choking, or spilling the liquid all over themselves.
Cameron Lippert of Last Call Ventures pitched Faveo, which is a beverage for hangover pre-treatment. This beverage, when taken during alcohol consumption, scavenges the toxins produced from alcohol metabolism therefore reducing hangover symptoms or even preventing them all together.
Nick Jordan, Sam Blake, and Kyle Vaughn of Rate My Rental pitched the company's online platform, Rate My Rental, which allows students to easily access information concerning area housing by viewing property listings around their college campus alongside reviews of previous tenants.
Mike Sullivan of Alliance Virtual Offices pitched the company's business model of combining three central components necessary to service mobile and work-from-home professionals: People, Place and Technology. The company delivers the complete virtual office.
Dan Adams of Earthineer pitched the company's network designed exclusively for homesteading and sustainable living which allows people to socialize, find experts, and trade commodities.
The winner of the text vote was Cornerstone Innovations. The second place winner was Dan Adams with Earthineer, who won $1000 in prize money. First prize winner Mike Sullivan of Alliance Virtual Offices took home the remaining $4000.