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AquaCo Farms Wins Geek Tank 4

Fish Farmer Nets the Big One at MIT’s Geek Tank Entrepreneurs and investors, students and startup enthusiasts gathered Tuesday night at Keiser University’s Flagship Campus to hear 4 companies present investor pitches. The event’s contestants were judged on quality of pitch, leadership, and market validation. Thirty four companies applied to the Geek Tank from across the State of Florida. … Continue reading AquaCo Farms Wins Geek Tank 4

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South Florida Startup Revolutionizes Razors

If there is one thing that we all have in common, it’s hair. We grow it, shave it, wax it, tweeze it, but mostly, complain about it. Up until now, the shaving industry has been the same old same old. A “new” razor that will decrease irritation, or a “new” women’s shaving cream that will … Continue reading South Florida Startup Revolutionizes Razors

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Sneakz Makes Consuming Veggies Fun

Nutrition plays an important role in helping children develop and lead healthy lives, but too often parents struggle to get their kids to eat vegetables. Sneakz, a Jupiter, FL based startup launched its healthy solution to this age old problem in the form of yummy organic milkshakes. With great taste and positive nutrition from organic whole … Continue reading Sneakz Makes Consuming Veggies Fun

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Crowdfunding and Cocktails Winners

Nearly 200 people gathered in downtown West Palm Beach to hear startups pitch for funding. This social event brought together members of the community, city officials, investors and entrepreneurial talent. 

Attendees granted over $6,000 in funding across the 10 startups that were selected by a committee of community leaders in a competitive application process. The funds were given with no-strings-attached as a way of supporting early stage entrepreneurs who are testing new business ideas.

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Crowdfunding and Cocktails Finalists

We’re proud to announce the ten startups that have been selected to pitch at Crowdfunding and Cocktails on May 13th. These startups were chosen by the committee to represent the Palm Beach County and Greater South Florida early-stage entrepreneurial community. Each startup will get 2 minutes to pitch and those in attendance will decide who they want to fund that evening. Read the startup bios below.

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Startup Weekend West Palm Beach 2015 Recap

Meet Marina, she’s 8 years old and had an idea that won her team equal third place. The courage, energy and professionalism she displayed took the room by storm. Her pitch was incredibly articulate, fun and dare I say, cute. 

She pitched the idea for a cold press juice company called Juicy Good that would market to kids because, “kids don’t like to eat their vegetables.”

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Startup Weekend West Palm Beach 2015 | Judging Panel

Paul Leone, President of The Breakers Palm Beach

Having charted a 30-plus year career from Certified Public Accountant to world-class hotelier, Paul Leone has his eye on more than the bottom line as President of The Breakers Palm Beach, a position held since 1994.  He has led a renaissance of this 538-room, legendary oceanfront resort and transformed the organization, restoring a strong sense of fulfillment among 2,000 team members and spurring dramatic improvements in customer service and profitability at this historic Italian Renaissance property. 

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