Pitchers and Draft

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/

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