Pitch to Win

Out of over 3,300 applicants, seven small businesses were selected as finalists in Nationwide and BlueVine’s Pitch to Win contest. On October 3rd, the finalists will pitch their business in front of an executive panel of judges at Nationwide’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, with a chance to win up to $100,000.

Meet the Finalists

ActivArmor

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.

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Boolean Girl Tech

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.

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Buckle Me Baby Coats

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.

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Cloud 9 Griptape

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.

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CurlMix

CurlMix

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.

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Sonavi Labs

Sonavi Labs

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.

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TITAN Mixer Bottle

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.

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Meet the Judges

Kelley Earnhardt Miller

Kelley Earnhardt Miller

Kelley Earnhardt Miller is a Co-Owner, Vice President, and Business Manager of JR Motorsports, having joined the company as general manager in 2001. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kelly is one of the most prominent women in the sport, and she was named one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers/Women in Sports Business in 2015. She also co-hosts Beyond Racing on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and is on the board of directors for The Dale Jr. Foundation, Blueharbor Bank, and more

Eyal Lifshitz

Eyal Lifshitz

Eyal Lifshitz is the founder and CEO of BlueVine, located in Redwood City, California. Before BlueVine, he was a principal at Greylock IL, Greylock Partners’ dedicated fund for Israel and Europe. At Greylock, Eyal was involved in investing over $100 million in capital in start-up companies. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and an engineer at Texas Instruments. Eyal is a third generation small-business entrepreneur and is passionate about helping small businesses grow and prosper.

Jasmine Green

Jasmine Green

Jasmine Green is Nationwide’s Vice President and Chief Customer Advocate and has over 30 years of experience with the company. Previously, she served in the Services, Claims, and Product organizations as well as holding the Chief of Staff & Associate Vice President position for the Office of the President. Today, Jasmine’s unique role focuses on capturing the voice of the customer across all business lines, sharing insights through partnerships across the Enterprise, and championing customer experiences. She is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Lisa Gobber

Lisa Gobber

Lisa Gobber is the Vice President of Small Commercial Insurance & Premium Audit at Nationwide and has been with the company since 1990. She gained extensive underwriting leadership experience through regional operations, and she has served as the Associate Vice President of Underwriting and Product in three locations, as well as Regional Vice President in Gainesville, Florida and Vice President of Middle Market Commercial. Lisa is located in Des Moines, Iowa, and is involved with several Associate Resource Groups and the Des Moines Performing Arts Board Executive Committee.


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