Christie Ison's ARFoodJobs.com Wins Inaugural LaunchPad Startup Competition
Ison took home $15,000 for winning the LaunchPad, which entailed a three-minute pitch and a two-minute Q-and-A with event judges including the iconic hip-hop artist MC Hammer, otherwise known as serial entrepreneur/investor Stanely Burrell.
Ison went up against some established Arkansas startups including IA clients Eyenalyze, Y Combinator alum DataRank, Treatsie, ARK Challenge winner Overwatch and PBX. Other participating startups were Bourbon & Boots, Luke Irvin's talentt (fresh off a Governor's Cup appearance) and Pocket Dealer.
Impressive job for a startup less than three months old.
Here's coverage of the competition from INOV8 contributor Todd Jones of AR Scene and Michelle Corbet in the Log Cabin Democrat:
First LaunchPad prize goes to Ison and ARFoodjobs.com
LaunchPad jumps off with advice for startups