Day5 from Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week...
Day started with briefing to following Judging panel at 8am. We were lucky to have such a strong and enthusiastic panel. Thanks a lot judges for your support.
· Asher Epstein, Managing Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
· Janet Yang, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
· Lenard Marcus, Edison Venture Fund
· Joseph Harar, TD Funds
· Jennifer O’Daniel, Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) GAP Funds
Sharp at 9am, our 1st team was ready to make their pitch to judging panel. It was a clock work to finish all five presentations with Q&A before scheduled time of 1pm. All teams did a terrific job of presenting and showing their solutions. It was very professional and impressive to see how these teams were able to leverage all resources offered and convert their dreams into very tangible assets. All team members got an opportunity to socialize with all panel members during lunch break; while I tabulated the scores for various award categories.
At 1:30pm we re-assembled for closing/award ceremony. It was a wonderful experience to hear perspectives (and feedback for future events) from all the folks in the room.
I know you can’t wait to hear the results, so my pleasure to introduce the winners. Good luck all the teams. You are super stars; you made this event so successful.
Best Business Award (1st)
Best Business Award (2nd)
Super Cool Award (1st)
Super Cool Award (2nd)
Note: Decided by advisors, who worked with their assigned team day & night during last four days.
Thanks Joan Barrow and Sima Shahin and MTC Reston team for all the logistics, infrastructure and delicious meals (and for wonderful gift). Now I feel the holidays (good food and lots of sleep)…
ISV Architect Evangelist