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

View the videos from the 2014 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. Sunday, May 11, 2014.

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 19, 2014.

Pitched by Travis Smith

AthleticSelect connects 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
Pitched by Patricia Woodson

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

Fitting Room Social
Pitched by Brad Liff

Fitting Room Social is more than a consumer fashion app, it’s a full-service e-commerce platform designed to help women answer the question, "Will this fit me?"

Miami Exchange
Pitched by Audrey M. Nelligan

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

Munchkin Fun
Pitched by Valerie Schimel

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

Pitched by Newt Porter

Snapscore measures individuals’ qualifications and provides meaningful insights to accelerate their careers. Like a credit score, Snapscore is a baseline of professional merit.

Groove Caddy
Pitched by Jose Espin

Groove Caddy introduces a product that revolutionizes the way people clean their golf clubs, particularly in the grooves.


Kloset Karma
Pitched by Paula Celestino

Kloset Karma is a fashion exchange marketplace that allows users to affordably update wardrobes by finding clothing within their communities and pay using a controlled point currency system.


Pitched by Tom Pupo

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


Recall Safe
Pitched by Steven A. Rojas Tallon

Recall Safe 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
Pitched by Vicky di Colloredo-Mels

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


XDG Technologies
Pitched by Carlos Hondal

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


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