AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Young Chamber, in partnership with the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department, congratulates Clocr, winner of the Austin Fast Start pitch competition that took place virtually on Monday, September 28.
Clocr provides an all-in-one legacy planning platform with three product lines: self-service will tool for digital assets, digital vault to store and share information, and a time-vault feature. Clocr was chosen by a combination of judges’ scores and audience vote and received a cash prize of $2,500 plus $7,000+ in additional in-kind prizes including a business grant and resources to jumpstart growth.
“This was a really great opportunity to get positive feedback and validation from judges and attendees about the importance of passing on digital assets and the value of the services that we offer,” said Apoorva Chintala, CEO and co-founder at Clocr. “I look forward to adding features to our platform this coming year with assistance from Austin Young Chamber, solidify some strategic partnerships, and one day, be a leader in this space!”
The Austin Fast Start pitch competition fosters the spirit of innovation within Austin by highlighting early stage startups in various economic development priorities. Recognized as the key to innovation and job creation in the United States, S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) was the priority of focus for the final Fast Pitch event of 2020.
“Austin Fast Start’s pitch competition provides an unique opportunity for businesses to elevate themselves through connections, awareness, and funding,” said Susana Carbajal, Assistant Director of the Economic Development Department. “We are proud to partner with the Austin Young Chamber to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative business ideas.”
Congratulations to the rest of finalists for this event:
- Koncept Garage
Previous 2020 Austin Fast Start Pitch Winners:
Internet of Things (IoT) Pitch Winner: Parasanti
Parasanti is a veteran and farmer-led AI/ML company based out of Austin. It is dedicated to placing advanced analytical tools into the hands of those who traditionally have not had access to them. Their product pulls data from any targeted location on the farm and processes it at the edge without needing a cloud or even bandwidth availability.
Internet of Things Finalists: Anka Labs, JOYKEEPER, Winter Haven Capital
Consumer Packaged Goods Pitch Winner: Steamm Espresso
Steamm Espresso is the world’s first ready to drink bottled espresso. Steeped in cacao for a smooth chocolate finish and loaded with antioxidants, Steamm Espresso is crafted to provide energy and focus while honoring your coffee ritual.
Consumer Packaged Goods Finalists: Manna Muffins by Enliven Foods, Remane, Tynie Nail Polish
About the City of Austin Economic Development Department
The City of Austin Economic Development Department supports business growth, creative industries, and local communities. These programs build an equitable, sustainable economy to improve the lives of all Austin residents. To learn more about helpful resources, visit www.austintexas.gov/edd and follow @econvitalityatx on Twitter.
About the Austin Young Chamber
The Austin Young Chamber promotes the general economic interests of the Central Texas business community through initiatives and efforts designed to build and strengthen our young professional workforce. Connect with the Austin Young Chamber on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, or check out upcoming programs at austinyc.org.