Business Plan Challenge

Last day to vote for People’s Pick; voting closes at midnight


Business Plan Challenge finalists in Community and FIU Tracks battle it out.

There’s still time to cast your vote in the 16th annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge and help determine the People’s Pick winners in the Community and FIU Tracks.

Click on the “vote” button on (top left) to bring up the voting page or go here to vote. View the short videos of the finalists’ elevator pitches. The six selections in the FIU Track follow the Community Track.

Then scroll down to the bottom of the page to cast your ballot, voting for one video in each track. You may vote once per day. Get out the vote through social media for your favorite entrepreneurial team.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Winners in each track will be honored in the May 19 Business Monday section along with the judges’ selections. Vote here.

The finalists in the community track are:

AthleticSelect, connecting aspiring athletes and their parents with experienced private coaches in their area and offers tools to help coaches market and monetize their business.

Feel Good’s, providing the spa experience in a novel manner and unique environment, focusing on community involvement and technological integration.

Fitting Room Social, a full-service e-commerce platform designed to help women answer the question, “Will this fit me?”

Miami Exchange, a contact center business for small businesses, with a keen focus on healthcare service providers.

Munchkin Fun, which functions like a Ticketmaster for kids’ classes and camps, giving parents a single place to find and book children’s programs.

Snapscore, which measures individuals’ qualifications and provides meaningful insights to accelerate their careers.

The finalists in the FIU track are:

Groove Caddy, a product that seeks to revolutionize the way people clean their golf clubs, particularly in the grooves.

Kloset Karma, a fashion exchange marketplace mobile app that allows users to affordably update wardrobes by finding new or almost-new clothing within their communities and to pay using a controlled point currency system.

Moonlighter, a tech cafe and lounge that allows local designers, entrepreneurs and the public to co-create, prototype and retail new products.

Recall Safe, which is focused on alerting consumers directly of recalls and safety warnings, seeking to change the entire process and help avoid preventable injuries or deaths.

Summer Camp Live, a new way for summer camp owners to promote their services and to cost effectively communicate with camp seekers worldwide.

XDG Technologies, a proprietary hand-held medical device for the treatment of a genetic medical condition called polydactyly (extra fingers or toes) and the removal of skin tags.


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