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Editor's note: This is a guest column provided to Business Report by Scott Peterson. Peterson is a senior vice president at the Nuclear Energy Institute...

Pitch perfect: Better Day Health

CEO and Co-founder: Peter Ragusa The pitch: SeNSE High Stakes Pitch Night during BREW 2012 Capital gained: $0 Business inception: 2010 By combining speech recognition, mobile devices and...

Pitch perfect: True-See Systems

President and CEO: William Ellison The pitch: SeNSE High Stakes Pitch Night during BREW 2013 Capital gained: $0 Business inception: 2011 The concept behind the technology of True-See...

Pitch perfect: Pixel Dash Studios

Co-founder and Lead Engineer: Jason Tate (pictured) Co-founder and Creative Director: Evan Smith The pitch: SeNSE High Stakes Pitch Night during BREW 2013 Capital gained: Undisclosed amount Business...

Pitch perfect: IndiePlate

Co-founder and COO: Peru Sharma The pitch: SeNSE High Stakes Pitch Night during BREW 2013 Capital gained: $0 Business inception: 2013 In the ultimate farm-to-table effort, Peru Sharma...

Pitch perfect: Yellow Jacket

Co-founder and shareholder: Sean Simone The pitch: LSU Student Incubator's Venture Challenge, 2012 Capital gained: $5,500 Business inception: 2011 He has seen "the good, the bad and the...

Pitch perfect: Hospitality and Senior Care Training Institute

Owner: Denise Smith The pitch: LSU Student Incubator's Venture Challenge, 2014 Capital gained: $15,000 Business inception: February 2013 With a background as a nursing home administrator, Denise Smith...

Pitch perfect: Etch

Owners: Zoé Ganch and Mallory Estopinal The pitch: LSU Student Incubator's Venture Challenge, 2014 Capital gained: $4,500 Business inception: January 2014 Inspired by their love for designing edgy,...

Pitch perfect: College District

Owner: Jared Loftus The pitch: Winner of SeNSE High Stakes Pitch Night during BREW 2011 Capital gained: $0 Business inception: August 2004 Jared Loftus tapped into his entrepreneurial...

Pitch perfect: Frosted

Owners: Kyle Anderman (above) and Andi Carroll The pitch: LSU Student Incubator's Venture Challenge, 2013 Capital gained: $8,000 Business inception: February 2012 With a sweet spot for creativity,...

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