Over 1,000 people filled the museum and exhibitor hall where Tropo set up a table and an application allowing attendees to vote for their favorite of the nine companies that presented to win the competition.
The pitches were passionate and the companies were cool which is why we developed the app to have the people vote and help us choose who to give the Tropo Cash Award to for “Most Disruptive Product”.
The voters decided the winner Perfect Beauty, a social site for beauty reviews to help women navigate the right products for them. Considering the average woman spends over $400,000 in a lifetime on beauty products and the founder received over 100,000 visits a month on her YouTube channel reviewing beauty products it appears Perfect Beauty struck a chord among the ladies at Pitch.
The other winners included Docpons, a Groupon for doctors, for the category of “Most Likely to Change the World”, Buyosphere, a Q&A, search site for products won the “Most Promising Team”. And the winner of the whole competition and my personal favorite was Tiny Review, a mashup of Instagram, Yelp and Twitter allowing users to quickly, simply and creatively express their experiences (like the pic above).
In between the pitches were exceptional keynotes from Catarina Fake, Co-Founder of Flickr and Hunch, Robin Chase, Co-Founder of Zipcar and Katie Mitic, Director of Platform and Mobile Marketing at Facebook. With all the exciting new companies, excellent keynotes, VC’s and Angels speaking through out the day it’s no wonder it was packed to the rim with people sitting on the floor and crammed against the walls during the sessions.
Tropo was happy to sponsor the innovators at Pitch and present a cash award to the company voted by the people participating. Thank you Women 2.0 for a wonderful event and all the love given to us at Tropo on Valentine’s Day <3!