San Diego Venture Group Picks Three Finalists for Annual PitchFest

Three finalists have been selected to present their business plans at the San Diego Venture Group’s 14th annual PitchFest, which offers more than $25,000 in cash and in-kind services for local startup founders who can deliver the best presentations.

More than 90 startups applied for the program. A panel of local venture capital investors winnowed the list to 10 semi-finalists earlier this month. And then there were three.

The finalists selected to make their pitches at the venture group’s annual dinner on December 12 are: Sonrgy, a preclinical life sciences startup developing technology that uses focused ultrasound to more precisely target chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients; OnMyBlock, a Web platform that makes it easier for college students to find housing and apartments that fits their needs and their budget; and TrustEgg, an Internet startup that enables parents to save money for their children in a custodial account, with the money held under the children’s name. Parents can share the account with relatives and other benefactors.

In a prepared statement, San Diego Venture Group President David Titus says, “The companies chosen will present in front of a packed house of 400 attendees who will select the winner by electronic ballot. This is one of our most popular programs and we’re looking forward to the celebration of the innovation culture that exists in the region!”

The other semi-finalists were Raynforest, Nasseo, Pangea Pal, Zenhavior, Educated Investor, Curvo Labs, and BidTru.

Bruce V. Bigelow was the editor of Xconomy San Diego from 2008 to 2018. Read more about his life and work here. Follow @bvbigelow

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