The traditional networking setting was shaken up in South Louisiana as more than 350 entrepreneurial enthusiast gathered on August 17, 2017 at the Grouse Room to compete in a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition. Seven early stage companies and the lucky companies chosen for the Accelerate Acadiana program pitched their business plans to a very lively crowd and a group of accredited investors. At the end of the night, four prizes totaling $4000 were awarded and the top two winners re-pitched their plans privately to the Acadiana Angels.
1. Lokrite Safety Backup: Angel Winner 1st Prize $2,000 – Brent Jacobs http://lokritesafetybackup.com/
2. Kheiron Consulting Group: Angel Winner 2nd Prize $1,000 – Shane Istre – http://kheironllc.com/
3. Short and Fat : $500 Accelerator Crowd Favorite – Blake Adams – https://shortandfat.com
4. Barkopolis: $500 Quick Pitch Crowd Favorite – Desi Comeaux https://www.facebook.com/Barkopolis/