Thursday, June 24, 2021

First Round of 2021 Start Peninsula Finalists Announced

NEWPORT NEWS-Three finalists have been announced following the first round of online micro pitch competitions for 2021 Start Peninsula.

The finalists include Clean Air System Smart Intelligent Environment (CASSIE),  a patented, innovative air filter that uses infrared radiation technology to detect bioaerosol pollution and provide disinfection; Green Light, a bidding platform that brings together people who want to trade their cars as well as dealers interested in buying those cars; and Pocket Properties App, a mobile-focused platform that allows users to buy and trade shares of solar powered, income-based real estate for as low as $10. Users can collect monthly rent dividends and browse/analyze potential property investments.

Each finalist received a $500 prize and will move on to the main pitch event in November.

Start Peninsula builds entrepreneurship on the Peninsula by helping start or create new businesses. Ideas and concepts are pitched during the early stages of development of a business and Start Peninsula connects those with a product or service to business leaders and mentors.

Newport News is hosting this year’s rounds of micro pitch competitions. The next competition is scheduled for April 21.

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