In 2014-2015, the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) held three E2 Pitch Contests, culminating with a final round in May. In the final round, winners of each of the preliminary contest were invited to pitch to the IEL supporters and partners gathered at the IEL Annual Awards Luncheon. Through the individual votes of the audience, the finalists’ presentations were ranked.
The following are the winners of our E2 Pitch Contests in 2015.
FIRST PLACE - INSTAFLORIST
Carlo Matteucci, Founder and CEO
InstaFlorist brings happiness to people who wish to show their love through flowers, by sending personalized, high quality arrangements using their exclusive flower grid template technology.
SECOND PLACE – SOSU SAUCES
Lisa Murphy, Founder and Chief Sauce Maker
SoSu Sauces has created a line of Sriracha inspired sauces and condiments that will add some amazing pizzazz to your meals SoSu prides itself on sourcing and production practices that are sustainable and socially responsible.
THIRD PLACE – UNIQUE BIOMETRICS
Nithin Kumar, Founder and CEO
Unique Biometrics has created optimized iris recognition algorithms and technology that is integrated into security systems and extensively used by the US armed forces and intelligence community.