Jax hosts startups from around the country for pitch competition

Article by Will Robinson of the Jacksonville Business Journal

Five companies from around the country competed in PS27's pitch competition Nov. 1. The five were selected from 14 startups that attended the accelerator's Leadership Week, an annual program that develops founders' emotional intelligence, leadership and business acumen. The winner, Los Angeles-based MyLAB Box, took home $5,000, courtesy of Forbes, Thompson and Gilham, a Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) wealth management group.

"It's a huge vote of confidence," said Lora Ivanova, co-founder of MyLAB Box. Ivanova and co-founder Ursula Hessenflow were among the five companies that competed, getting 10 minutes to make a pitch and 10 minutes to answer judges' questions. Josh Andrews, chief operating officer of SharedLabs, Charu Raheja, CEO of TriageLogic and Coninuwell, and Laurence Anderson, CEO of The ParFab Companies and former CEO of APR Energy, judged the competition.

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