~Pitch Velocities is not used to solicit an investment from the judges, participants or audience. It is simply for startups to want to practice in front of others and hear constructive criticism on their product or pitch.~
This event is open to the public to watch pitches and hear feedback that could be applicable to their own startup. All are welcome to watch and participate with questions and comments.
November’s startups include Deep word and Orangetree Apps:
Deep word is a startup based out of Bloomington, Indiana that makes synthetic media creation accessible to everyone. Their service allows for automation of the video production and content creation process with minimal input. All you need is a short clip of your desired actor and the audio you want them to say. They also offer custom content creation services and will soon offer voice cloning and text-to-speech. Deep word was founded by IU student Ankush Bikkasani and has gone through the B-Start accelerator. Find out more here: deepword.co
Orangetree Apps is the founder of the business card sharing and management app L-card. L-card and L-Card Pro is loaded with features such as the ultimate Digital Business Card Design Suite, award-winning OCR card scanning, Smart Email Signature, Video Sharing, L-Card Analytics and more. They’re recognized as one of the top 3 Emerging Mobile Apps for Business at GMASA (Global Mobile App Summit & Awards) and the app is available in 165 countries. Orangetree Apps was founded by David Chabukashvili from Madison, IN and is a member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Find out more here.
Judges for November’s competition include Executive Director of the IU Angel Network Jason Whitney and Entrepreneurship Professor and Department Chair for Business and Ivy Tech Columbus Donna Zeh.