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THE PEOPLE'S PICK:
2013 FINALISTS


Now it’s your turn to vote in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge!

View the videos from the 2013 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge finalists from both the Community Track, open to all South Floridians, and the FIU Track, open to FIU students and alumni.

Then scroll down to cast your votes for your favorite elevator pitch.

You must vote for one contestant in each track. Only one vote in each track per user per day will be counted.

Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013.

Encourage your friends to vote. The contestant with the most votes in each track will be honored with the People’s Pick award and profiled in Business Monday on May 6, 2013.


AdMobilize
Pitched by Rodolfo Saccoman

Utilizing proprietary portals, dashboards and metrics, AdMobilize creates two new advertising networks, transforming passenger vehicles and iPads into moving billboards.

 

Arctico
Pitched by Nestor Villalobos

Arctico developed a solution for purified ice in single-serving tamper-proof packaging allows consumers to cool their drinks using the expertly engineered slow-melting ice in places where they may not trust local sources.

 

Lean Culinary Services (dba DeliverLean)
Pitched by Scott Harris

Company offers DeliverLean, a healthy meal delivery service that combines flavor, balance and portion control, and OnJuice, a cold-pressed juice and cleanse line.

 

Make Them BEG
Pitched by Jessica Kizorek and Michelle Villalobos

Company offers an extensive virtual training curriculum and a monthly magazine developed to teach the self-employed how to create an irresistible personal brand.

 

PAPA Systems
Pitched by Len Loffler

This patented and prototyped shock-reducing boat suspension deck platform, which is mounted on the deck of a small boat, reduces the harmful stress on the spine of the occupants  in choppy water.

 

spendLO
Pitched by Kristin Delaney

spendLO’s service-request platform enables consumers to “name their price” on any service. Pre-qualified local vendors can submit bids within the consumers’ budgets.

 

Bowling and Family Entertainment Center
Pitched by Joshua Kaufman

This upscale family-oriented 40-lane bowling facility would also feature billiards, video arcade games, apparel and pro shop, bowling training facility, restaurant and bar.

 

Deubre
Pitched by by John Romney and Paul Hoffmann

Deubre provides a fashion line of easily interchangeable Designer Shoe Lace Tags to style-conscious individuals.

 

EyeTalk
Pitched by Viurniel Sanchez

EyeTalk offers an affordable pair of eye glasses that allow people with severe vision impairment to hear the text in books, newspapers, menus, product packages and other items in a multitude of languages.

 

5K PARK Fest
Pitched by Marlene Quincoces

This is a community event and fund-raising platform that promotes kindness, civic engagement and a healthy and active lifestyle through running.

 

Upsigo
Pitched by Carlos and Kari Edde

This is an online platform designed for the dynamic negotiation of cargo between the shipper and carrier companies, which improves the way companies in the air and ocean cargo industry collaborate.

 

U.S. Radiology
Pitched by Michael Cabrera

A network of free-standing diagnostic imaging centers will provide scheduling services to payers, imaging centers and patients — initially in Florida and more specifically to the workers’ compensation marketplace.

 

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