9 big ideas turning VCs’ heads




This past weekend in Austin, TX, nine start-up founders were out to prove that not all ideas are created equal. Pitted against hundreds of participants in the MasterCard® Priceless® Elevator Pitch contest at the Mashable House, nine innovators showed a host of VCs that they have what it takes to walk away with the $ 15,000 grand prize

After being coached by some VCs and staff, each contestant had just 60 seconds to make a compelling case for investor capital. Here’s a rundown of the nine business finalists:

1. ClearPath
Did you know that over 40% of immigration forms are rejected because of common errors? Felice Gorordo, CEO of ClearPath, wants to fix that — with a cost-effective program he describes as “TurboTax for immigration documents.” Supported by patented software, a reasonable price point, and a massive DIY market, VCs felt ClearPath stole the show — crowning Felice Gorordo the Priceless Elevator Pitch winner at Sunday’s judging. Stay tuned for a profile of Felice and an in-depth look at ClearPath Read more…

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