Winners take away $10,000 prizes from Perfect Pitch

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the College of Charleston's Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT), DIG SOUTH and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center teamed up to present Perfect Pitch, an event that gave innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch business ideas to a panel of experienced judges.


The Charleston, South Carolina Metro Chamber of Commerce, the College of Charleston's Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Technology (ICAT), DIG SOUTH and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center recently teamed up to present Perfect Pitch, an event that gave innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch business ideas to a panel of experienced judges.

As 400 attendees looked on at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre, 15 teams showed their ideas to the judges. When all was said and done, the founders of Pueri Elemental and Moneta each won $10,000.

Pueri Elemental founder Donna Brin was the winner in the competition's entrepreneur competition. Pueri, presently in the Harbor Accelerator program, develops, manufactures and distributes customizable bop bag toys for kids and adults.

The student category winners were Moneta founders Christian Ruppe, Hank Stocker and Jared Kopelman. They developed a financial tool that gives users the capability to automate financial stability by determining their financial needs and how to achieve them.

Perfect Pitch judges were Jonathan Zucker, president of The InterTech Group, Inc.; Rebecca Ufkes, president of UEC Electronics, LLC; and Patrick Bryant, co-founder of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center and partner of Bidr, Go To Team, Cigar Row.

The event was sponsored by SCRA Applied Technologies; an after-party was sponsored by Salesforce.

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