Wow. What a thrill to be a part of Verge’s Pitch Night at the Speak Easy. I can’t thank Matt Hunckler, Erika Kotterer and emcee Danielle McDowell enough! What I love about Verge events is the vibe and energy from everyone involved. From the volunteers setting up to the teams pitching to the awesome attendees, it was electric.
I was fortunate enough to be able to pitch Tenant Tracker alongside our Founder, the one and only Mike Kelly. Tenant Tracker was one of three tech companies to pitch to the crowd and in front of four talented sharks: Angel Morales, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Smarter HQ, Derrick Braziel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MORTAR, Cincinnati, Erica Martin, Technology Investor and Vice President at Warburg Pincus and Ryan Phenninger, Chief Technology Officer at 250ok. All had great questions and provided tremendous insight after the pitches.
As excited as I was to be in front of the large crowd to pitch Tenant Tracker, it was an honor to be on the same stage with the two other Pitch companies for the night. First, Noblesville High School Senior Zach Baker pitched his cool app, Pass Whiz. Hard to believe he started this in study hall at the age of 15! We will see great things from Zach for many years to come. Rounding out the night was the very cool story of locally headquartered Odyssey, a social content platform that just announced a $25 Million round of funding 24 hours before the event. Congratulations, Odyssey!
The night ended with great lessons and stories from serial entrepreneur Robert Harris. The crowd learned a lot from his various success stories and how he got to where he is today.
Thanks to all that came out to the event at the Speak Easy. I enjoyed interacting with many of the attendees and sharing the story of Tenant Tracker. And if you made it this far, I’ll make my plug again that we are hiring a Senior Developer – contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
It was a perfect setting for great pitches and networking. Looking forward to the next Verge event…