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The region’s most open pitch competition

5×5 gives startups a shot to win $5,000. All you need is an idea and 5 minutes to pitch it.

January 5×5 Night
January 25, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Virtually
Voting Closes: January 17, 2022 11:59 pm
January 5×5 Night
January 25, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Virtually
Voting Closes: January 17, 2022 11:59 pm

January 5×5 Night

Voting Closes: January 17, 2022 11:59 pm
Blessed Wonjah
Taste The Culture seasoning line
West African seasoning that bring new flavor profiles to your dishes.
Trevor McMahon
Spongetrak – Instrumental Med Design
Retained sponge cases are the #1 occurring “Never Event” in hospitals today, occurring 11 times per day. Spongetrak is a low-cost sponge management device that aids clinicians in organizing and tracking sponges to improve patient outcomes, everywhere.
Michael Cuevas
MYC is an American clothing and pop culture brand/art studio founded in Grand Rapids in April 2021. The brand is targeted at the hiphop and pop culture of today. The brand produces clothing, and art as of late. MYC main goal is to create fine art and to become a fashion house.
Carson Crook
The Ropebell
Our patent-pending Ropebell enables you to have all the functionality of a kettlebell and a dumbell with the ability to adjust the weight..
Matt Baker
Bambo: The Revolutionary Way to Listen to New Music
Helping Connect New Musicians with New Listeners in a New Way
Elizabeth Tuffelmire
Hello Hosted
Discover and host events through our integrative app and ticket system, with Hello Hosted.
Breanna Hill
Healthy2Go – A Fresh Food Company
With 100% plant-based ingredients, robust flavors, and grab-and-go packaging - we make it easy to eat healthy on the go!
Marisela Sierra
Libros de Esperanza
Play Therapist & mom duo creating bilingual, bicultural children’s books to help the world raise happy & healthy humans
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