Small Business Week CrowdPitch Lineup Announced

2 min read • May 12, 2011 • Lendio

We have finalized the lineup for next week’s Small Business Week CrowdPitch being held at the Karen G. Miller Conference Center in Sandy, Utah. Anyone interested in learning more about starting a business, entrepreneurship, raising capital, investment, or honing their presentation skills is invited to attend. It’s a free event, but please RSVP here.

The 5 startups selected to pitch:

BillTraq (BTQ) provides unique Internet and mobile electronic payment solutions necessary for the much anticipated broad consumer adoption of, and high growth rates in, online payments and billing. BillTraq offers a paradigm shift in electronic payment by freeing consumers from inefficient and restrictive financial transaction practices. Proprietary BTQ features offer consumers real control over their electronic payment transactions by providing greater safety, security, and much greater ease of use.

Load Tamer addresses the problem of student backpacks which place the weight load at the bottom, creating backaches, neck and shoulder strain, unnaturally-arched backs, fatigue, and physical stress to young, growing bodies. Load Tamer allows the large muscles of the body to absorb the weight and transfer the load from the spine, neck and shoulders. Additionally, it hangs in lockers as an organized, accessible filing system.

Milliwik is committed to providing quality and fun products for you and your family to enjoy. They have created a number of foam card games for the bath, pool, or hot tub that kids love to play. Current games include Splash Jack, Splash Jack Royal, Splashimals, Sum Bodies, and Dance Charades.

Sentinel is a social APP, engaging voters and activists with candidates and causes. It allows the voter to learn, achieve, be creative, and have fun in politics. Sentinel offers a “turn-key” approach to grassroots organizing; allowing the volunteer to autonomously perform activities. When someone becomes a “Sentinel” they will be rewarded for doing things like tweeting, posting on, writing blogs, responding to forum posts, and creating unique videos in relation to Sentinel and the candidates and campaigns they are supporting.

TaleSpring is a rapid mobile publishing solution that enables authors to create animated, interactive ebooks for mobile devices (e.g. iPad/iPhone) without needing developer skills. Our service allows authors to realize their dream while receiving 3-4 times the royaties as traditional publishing, and producing a higher quality book. Books may also be published as apps in the iTunes App Store.

Five expert judges have been invited to sit on the panel and offer feedback to the presenting companies.

  • Andy White: Executive Director for BoomStartup
  • William Brown: Managing Director for Brown Businesses International, LLC
  • Shawn Sadowski: Cofounder of My New Enterprise
  • Jon Walker: vSpring Capital & Kickstart Seed Fund
  • Richard Nelson: President and CEO of the Utah Technology Council

If you would like to attend as an audience member, click here and register for free. Dinner is provided.



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