Our third virtual pitch of 2020 culminated in a tie!
Congratulations to Grantas Cosmetics and UR Community Cares on great virtual pitches and on being rated so highly by our audience.
Watch the COLLISION Pitch competition below.
October 28th Pitcher Lineup
The cosmetics industry produces over 120 billion units of packaging each year, the majority of which are not recyclable, and we want to change that.
Grantas is an ultra-sustainable cosmetics brand that makes makeup in completely biodegradable packaging. Our products are all-natural and ethically sourced, and for each product that is purchased, we plant a tree. Grantas was started by Lillian Childress, an environmental engineer who is currently pursuing her MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Launched in July 2020, the company has already been featured in Beauty Independent, Vogue, and BW Confidential. Grantas is now looking for ways to partner with retailers.
Celebrity streamers have a huge following and presence in the gaming community, so when they go live on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, etc… Their chat lobby is completely overwhelmed with literally hundreds of comments a minute. Streamers can’t read all of their follower’s comments, which creates a disconnect from their community of followers. A lot of these comments are requests asking to play with the streamers but the streamers don’t see them.
Our platform bridges that gap between casual gamers and celebrity streamers. It provides fans the unique experience of having a memorable personal interaction with their favorite streamers while playing video games together. This creates stronger connections worldwide within the gaming community.
10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring daily, Connecticut (all states) needs a plan to support this growing number of elderly and people with disabilities in our state that will continue to climb in the coming years. Our digital platform was created to provide a volunteer corp to provide help to this demographic of people in need, at no cost. People can be temporarily disabled after surgery/injury or permanently disabled and many people are unable to afford private caregivers ($30/hour) so our system offers an alternative to paying private caregivers. Our volunteers help with a variety of tasks; housework, yard work or be a companion.
UR Community Cares, Inc. is a 501(c)3 that launched its website in June 2019 to serve every town in Connecticut. We serve as a digital link between Community Members (age 70+ or 18+ with a physical disability) and inter-generational Volunteers (age 15+) who deliver help to the home, at no cost. We are partnering with existing community resources (senior centers/high schools/social workers/assisted living facilities/etc.) to virtually link town entities that currently don’t digitally connect. We perform a background check on all website users and are fully insured.
Globally, the population aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups. According to data from World Population Prospects: the 2019 Revision, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65 (16%), up from one in 11 in 2019 (9%). Mobilizing volunteers and linking them digitally to in-home volunteer opportunities is our mission. The world is targeting home delivery, we deliver volunteers that can help in the homes of those that are home-bound. Towns can now maximize their own resources, their own people. We link the people that can help to those that need help, we have created the way for the two to connect.LEARN MORE