DETROIT (WWJ) — Innovators and entrepreneurs competed in pitch contest in Detroit this week to win an array of prizes — including a finalist position in Bizdom’s winter accelerator, two seats in MidMichigan Innovation Center’s CrowdCamp with RocketHub, $2,500 of in-kind legal services from Varnum Attorneys at Law, and acceptance to pitch at TechTown Accelerator.

First place was awarded to RegainGo, a virtual tour service for contractors to showcase their past work to potential clients. The first runner-up was awarded to PartyLine, a social networking app for iPhone or iPad that connects to random users via voice chat based upon preset interests. The second runner-up was awarded to Flipsi, a reversible sports bottle that can be flipped inside out for easy cleaning.

“We couldn’t have had a better set of companies at this event — every company filled a specific niche in the technology sector and deliberation on a winner was difficult,” said Ken Kousky, CEO of the Mid-MIchigan Innovation Center, one of the event sponsors. “Our judges were spectacular, and Detroit offers talented individuals with great ideas critical for an entrepreneurial ecosystem. This type of sales focused approach will transform the startup culture in Michigan.”

The MMIC and D-New Tech hosted the event at The Detroit Opera House, drawing nearly 100 observers and participants. Learn more about The Best Shot Sales Competition and the services of MidMichigan Innovation Center by visiting

Sponsors also included Start Garden of Grand Rapids and Bizdom and Grand Circus of Detroit.

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