CROWDFUNDED Summit 2020 was a fantastic event jammed full of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking content (Kudos to Launchboom for organizing this spectacular event). However, the most exciting session of the conference was the pitch competition.
The stakes were high with over $150k in cash and prizes to-be given away to the winners, and the competition was fierce with over 200 applicants each coming to the table with game-changing product concepts. We were honored to sponsor the event and partner with fellow marketplace service providers to reward services-in-kind eligible to applicants from the pitch competition.
The grandprize packages included:
- LaunchBoom’s Crowdfunding Service Package valued at $32,000
- An AdSpend Package valued at $15,000
- Gadget Flow Platinum Promotion Package valued at $7,000
- Lemonlight provided a $15,000 Crowdfunding Video and Photography Package
- 1 Free 90-Day Amazon Inner Circle Coaching Membership
- 1 Month Free Of Amazon PPC Advertising Management
- Access to the Sunken Stone Free Amazon Feather Test
The top 5 Finalists received:
- One on One Indiegogo Coaching Session for all finalists
- LaunchBoom Academy Access for all the finalists
- Free Amazon Business Strategy Assessment
- Easyship Shipping Credits and 1 on 1 Logistics Consultation for all the finalists
- Free Access To TurnKey’s Amazon Standard Operating Procedure Accelerators To Up To 5 Companies
- The 1st Place finalist earned $2,500 off Start Engine Campaign Fee
- The 2nd Place finalist earned $1,500 off Start Engine Campaign Fee
- The 3rd Place finalist earned $1,000 off Start Engine Campaign Fee
There were 11 companies that were selected as Finalists or Ioterra Honorable Mentions.
The overall winners were:
- Grand Prize: Geeek Club’s Cyberpunk by Nikita Potrashilin
- 2nd Place: OWO Haptic Gaming Vest by Jose Fuertes
- 3rd Place: The Ammos Glass Speaker by Jordan Groskamp
- 4th Place: Blue Blot Yetti Mitts by Huzefa Siamwala
- 5th Place: The No2 custom-fit eyeware by Swin Huang
And the Honorable Mentions went to:
Stel Design’s “Promising Concept Awards”:
The Stel Design team’s award was to go to highly-promising concept that is was not yet ready to go to crowdfunding. Stel would create designs and visual renderings of their product concepts that can be used for presentation, pitches, and crowdfunding campaigns.
- Most Promising Concept Honorable Mention #1 – AudioWings by Carl Thomas
- Most Promising Concept Honorable Mention #2 – Nurotech by Dennis Schmitt
Design 1st’s “Lightning Strikes Here Award”
Design 1st would provide a PCR (Product Concept Research) package to the most promising mass market concept that also requires creation of unique sensors, electronics and mechanisms to meet ease of use goal, critical to successful products. Design 1st would provide both analysis and Intellectual property know how identifying key features, direct product cost to price, distribution strategy and manufacturing feasibility to guide the winner with their business and product development planning.
Lightning Strikes Here Honorale Mention: Cal-Cal by Siavash Mortazavi
MistyWest’s “Most Intelligent Device Award”
MistyWest would award a $5,000 award for the “Most Intelligent Device” for Internet of Things hardware development services to a company that demonstrates technical complexity within an edge related and/or AI/ML device.
Most Intelligent Device Honorable Mention: Omsorg by Morten Bremild
ANSYNC’s “Ready for Realization” Award”
ANSYNC would award an early-phase product realization consulting package whereby they would identify complex engineering problems and point to a viable prototype.
Ready for Realization Honorable Mention: Foldergo by George Cseh
Creativity Inc’s “Consumer Product Innovation Award”
This award would be given to a company building a consumer product that solves real problems for families globally. This award is for sonic branding, play pattern / UX design, and target costing services.
Consumer Product Innovation Honorable Mention: Blue Penguin Aircon Fan by Soo Kean Thai
Congratulations to the awardees! We can’t wait to see your products hit the market!