Drazil Foods, based in Edina, MN, was one of two Minnesota companies selected from an initial field of 283 applicants to compete in the final round of the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” hosted by The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Drazil Foods, along with 7 other finalists, will pitch their companies to a panel of judges in Kansas City on November 18. The US champion will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the Netherlands to compete in a global competition for a pool of angel investment money.
The 7 other finalists include St. Teresa Medical Inc. Maple Grove, MN; EyeVerify Kansas City, KS; Mana Nutrition of Matthews, N.C.; Popvox of Redwood City, Calif.; Repp of Cincinnati, OH; Travefy of Lincoln, Neb.; and weeSpring of New York City, NY.
The “Get in the Ring” contest was founded in 2009 in the Netherlands. The Kauffman Foundation is hosting the first U.S. competition.
Viewers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite start-up. Video of the event will be streamed live on November 18 at 8pm ESTat http://www.kauffman.org/GITR contest details are at www.kauffman.org/GITR or www.gitr.nl.
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