2Q2018 VenturePitch SWFL Announces Finalists

Published Monday, March 26, 2018
by Susi Kimball

NAPLES, Fla. (March 26, 2018) — Organizers of VenturePitch SWFL are pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2018 second quarter VenturePitch SWFL. They will be competing for up to $50,000 in equity investments at a shark tank-style event on April 12 at Babcock Ranch, the new solar-powered town in Charlotte County, 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch. There will be an Expo showcasing a variety of entrepreneurs and event sponsors at 4:00 p.m. in The Hatchery that will run until finalist pitches begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Lee Health Healthy Life Center.

The four finalist companies are:

  • Accugentix (Naples) created an automated device for the ingestion of CBD oil, which is used as a natural medicine and can be purchased from anywhere in the United States. 
  • AmbuTrak, LLC (Sebring) makes distance-measuring devices that attach directly to the user's rolling walker so healthcare professionals such as physical therapists have the ability to better track the distance their walker-dependent patients are walking.
  • Envision Solutions, LLC (Bonita Springs) Envision is a home computer based therapy training program that can help stroke victim patients regain some of their lost vision.
  • Stabilized Steps (Naples) is focused on improving the lives of people with mobility issues, giving them the freedom to move forward through the use of patented Stabilizers that attach to the bottom of medical walkers allowing users to be stable on various terrains such as sand, gravel, mud, snow, and indoors, increasing steadiness in everyday use.

The event is presented by Adrenaline Venture Fund, Fifth Avenue Advisors, Sun Newspapers, and Tamiami Angel Funds.  In addition to Babcock Ranch, the title sponsor, other sponsors include Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar, CenturyLink, DeAngelis Diamond, F.M. Don’s, FPL, Farr Law Firm, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Fusion Pointe, Gulfshore Business, Hahn Loeser & Parks, The Hatchery at Babcock Ranch, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, & Holt, P.A., Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Lee Health Foundation, SCORE, FSBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University, Social Connect, Stock Development, Venture X,  and West Coast Christian Television, Inc..  Additional sponsorships are available for this high-profile event.  For more information, visit http://venturepitchswfl.com.

The VenturePitch SWFL series is part of the Tamiami Angel Funds’ and Adrenaline Venture Fund’s joint initiative to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem from Sarasota to Naples.  Modeled after the popular Shark Tank television show, entrepreneurs make a brief pitch to seasoned investors on stage in front of an audience.

Presenting companies must be in the pre-revenue stage or within the first few months of producing revenues; must be in business less than two years; have a scalable business model; and have not already raised more than $1 million.  Tickets are on sale for $75 and can be purchased at the VenturePitch website. For more information visit the VenturePitch website www.venturepitchswfl.com.

About Tamiami Angel Funds
Tamiami Angel Fund I, Tamiami Angel Fund II, and Tamiami Angel Fund III are member-managed funds that allow high-net-worth individuals and families to invest in promising early stage and expansion-stage companies located in the U.S., with a preference for those in Florida. The funds are members of the Angel Capital Association and the Florida Venture Forum. For more information, visit www.tamiamiangels.com.

About Adrenaline Venture Fund I, LLC

Adrenaline Venture Fund I was created to enable high-net-worth individuals and family offices to invest in a portfolio of promising seed and early stage companies located in the U.S. and particularly in South Florida. The fund sources high-quality investment opportunities and allows its limited partners to mentor portfolio companies to improve the potential for profitable return on the fund’s invested capital. For additional information visit www.adrenalinefund.com.