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Nine Oklahoma-based finalists for the Buffalo Lounge Elevator Pitch Competition in Austin, Texas, were selected last week from among videotaped submissions by a panel of investment professionals at i2E Inc., a co-sponsor of the event along the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber as part of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development.
Oklahoma entrepreneurs and companies that will make 90-second pitches about their innovative concepts will be: Josh Wright, Buzzam Radio; James Simpson, Goldfire Studios; Jay Wright, SpokesMe, all of Oklahoma City; Jeff Moore, Littlefish/Fountain Ventures, of Norman; and Chris Zenthoefer, Docvia; Dustin Curzon, Narrable; Autumn Worten, RenKid; Jacob Johnson, ReTenant LLC; and Ross Faith, SpectrumFX, all of Tulsa.
In addition to the $5,000 first prize, two $2,500 prizes will be awarded at the Buffalo Lounge event. The Buffalo Lounge is a collaborative effort to spotlight Oklahoma companies and innovators at the South By Southwest Conference, which last year attracted more than 50,000 visitors.