The Pitch – 2019

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The Hudson Library will host its seventh annual “Pitch Night” on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Eight finalists have been selected from the pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience.

A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner, and two runners-up will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. The first place winner will also receive a prize package including a logo development session with Akhia Communications, a legal consultation courtesy of Cardinal Law LLC and an accounting/tax consultation courtesy of Rea & Associates. The public is welcome to participate as a member of the audience and watch the competition. No registration is required for audience members.

The 2019 Pitch Night finalists include:

  • Dirty Laundry, LLC—Jamie Peltz, Managing Member
  • JJQUAD Bioenergy—Joe James, Research Assistant
  • Natraverse—Colleen K. Unsworth, PhD Student
  • NUfloss, Inc—Calvin Mason, CEO
  • O2 RegenTech LLC—Dr. Andreas Inmann, President & CEO
  • Precision Surface Science—Dr. Brandon Strahin, President
  • RooSense—Chelsea Monty-Bromer, CTO
  • S4 Mobile Laboratories—Afrin Lopa, Graduate Assistant


The 2019 Pitch Night judges include:

  • Katy Fuerst, Director of Programming & Community Engagement at HFLA of Northeast Ohio
  • Jim Griggy, Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at the Summit Medina Business Alliance
  • Rick Schultz, Author, Inventor, Lecturer, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corporation

This event is one of many planned for the City of Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), returning for the sixth consecutive year, November 17-23. “Pitch Night” and GEW 2019 are generously supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.


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