Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition to Announce Winner on March 20

Feb. 21, 2015

What

The UNLV Lee Business School and the Las Vegas Business Press will announce the winners of the 2015 Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition at an Awards Gala. Teams of aspiring entrepreneurs have been competing since November to advance their business concepts.

The winning team will receive more than $80,000 in cash and prizes, including accounting and legal services, to help launch their new business.

When

Friday, March 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Winner will be announced around 7 p.m. 

Where

UNLV Foundations Building, Blasco Event Wing

4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154

Northeast end of the UNLV campus, near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue

RSVP Requested

Refreshments will be served, and attendees will have the opportunity to network with competitors. The event is free, but registration is required. Please visit this site to register.

Details

Finalists will give a 60-second elevator pitch of their business plans to the judges and audience.

Finalists include:

CluedIn is a company that offers a live action puzzle game known as the “escape room.” Players are locked into the themed room and must find clues to solve puzzles and make their way out within the allotted time. The team is led by UNLV student Patrik Balint.

Matrix Trampoline Park is a family fun park featuring trampolines. Team leader is Joey Deblanco.

MoveoMedics is a research and development company specializing in the design and sale of diagnostic software and wearable medical devices. Its flagship product is the SmartOrtho Detect, a shoe insole that helps diagnose the earliest stages of diabetic foot problems. The team is led by UNLV student John Landrith.

ParkIt Sensors Corp. is a company that provides smart parking technology to drivers through its ParkIt app. The team is led by Catherine Reid.

Tread Control is a tech startup that produces a device that uses 3-D scanning technology to measure tire tread depth. The Tread Control team is led by Matt Viton.

Judges include:

  • Bill Payne, Angel Investor 
  • Bill Botts, Angel Investor
  • Eugene Wong, Angel Investor
  • Bryan Clark, Attorney, Clark Corporate Law Group
  • Dominic Marrocco, Title Sponsor
  • Kimberly Stein, Attorney, Howard & Howard

The Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition began in 2010 to help spark the Las Vegas economy. The competition is committed to identifying and growing the best new business idea in Southern Nevada. The contest is sponsored by the UNLV Center for Entrepreneurship at the Lee Business School and the Las Vegas Business Press.

Media

Media are invited to cover the event. Please RSVP to Karyn S. Hollingsworth, director of communications, at 702-895-3904 or karyn.hollingsworth@unlv.edu.