And the finalists for LSU’s Venture Challenge are…

    Three LSU student businesses were selected to present in a live pitch competition for a share of $25,000 in the ninth annual Venture Challenge, LSU’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute announced today.  

    Twenty-five teams submitted business plans for the Venture Challenge’s first round and each project was judged and scored by a panel of Stephenson members.

    The three finalists are:

    Revibe—a music streaming and sharing application that streamlines the listener experience and includes back end tools for emerging artists.

    Suds—an application-based wash/fold and dry cleaning service that allows users to schedule pick up, delivery and other options through their custom software.

    TampeRX—a proprietary medical device setting out to solve multiple problems relating to secure medication procurement and dispensing.

    The finalists will give a 10-minute investor pitch to the panel of judges and a live audience on Tuesday, April 23, at Tin Roof Brewery from 6-8 p.m. A 10-minute question and answer session follows each presentation with the group of judges made up of local business professionals and investors. The judges will determine how to divide $25,000 among the three winners based on their presentations. The maximum amount per team is $15,000 and the minimum is $1,000, as finalists are guaranteed a cash prize.

    Past Venture Challenge successes include Mashball and Daniel Outdoors in 2015, United Ariel and Tonal Innovation in 2016 and Performance Mods in 2017.  See the full announcement.  

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