Nationwide and BlueVine’s Pitch to Win contest came to a close on October 3, when seven small businesses traveled to Nationwide’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to make their pitches in person before an executive panel of judges. After making their pitches, the first, second and third place winners were announced. Find out who won, watch a recap, and read more about each finalist’s experience below.
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!
Meet the winners
Grand Prize Winner: ActivArmor
ActivArmor is the first commercially available 3D-printed casting and splinting company in the U.S. marketplace. The Colorado-based company’s immobilization devices are hygienic, waterproof, breathable, and custom designed to fit each patient and their active lifestyle.
Nationwide Property & Casualty President and COO Mark Berven, ActivArmor Founder and CEO Diana Hall, and BlueVine Founder and CEO Eyal Lifshitz.
Second Prize Winner: Buckle Me Baby Coats
Buckle Me Baby Coats are cutting-edge, adorable children’s coats that were created for safer and easier car seat use. Through their innovative design, the New Hampshire company strives to adhere to expert recommendations while avoiding parking lot meltdowns.
Dahlia Rizk, founder of Buckle Me Baby Coats
Third Prize Winner: TITAN Mixer Bottle
TITAN Mixer Bottle is a no-battery, no-shake mixer bottle that efficiently creates a smooth and consistent protein shake. Designed in Ohio, the bottle contains 8 oz. of on-the-go supplement storage, can hold 20 oz. of water, and easily separates for cleaning.
The TITAN Twins: Fred and Gered Bowman
Thank you to our other amazing finalists!
Boolean Girl Tech
Boolean Girl Tech, located in Virginia, helps girls explore their interests in technology through meaningful, hands-on, STEM-focused play. Their Boolean Box includes a build-it-yourself computer engineering kit, enabling kids to code, build, invent, and animate.
Cloud 9 Griptape
Cloud 9 Griptape, an Indiana-based company, creates skateboard grip tape with unique and colorful graphics. While traditional plain black grip tape can limit how skateboarders show their individuality, Cloud 9’s designs enable them to express themselves and stand out.
CurlMix produces a haircare line for women with curly hair, providing a four-step, non-toxic system to help them feel beautiful and confident. The Illinois company manufactures and uses their own organic flaxseed gel to help create a “wash and go” style for curls.
Sonavi Labs, located in Maryland, creates AI-enabled digital stethoscopes and software that can analyze body sounds and diagnose disease independent of a doctor. They aim to enhance healthcare provider capabilities, transform the patient experience, and save lives.
Why We're Partnering
Getting access to financing is critical for small businesses to succeed. That's why Nationwide® and BlueVine® are partnering on Pitch to Win to help your small business take big steps.
About NationwideNationwide is #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Small Commercial Insurance1 , and serves over 1 million small businesses like yours across the nation.
Visit Nationwide's Business Solutions Center for help starting, growing or running your business.
BlueVine offers fast and simple access to online financing for small and medium-sized businesses and has provided access to nearly $2 billion in financing to small businesses across the nation2. Founded in 2013, the company offers lines of credit, term loans and invoice factoring.
Visit BlueVine for fast and flexible business financing.