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Akron Beacon Journal Article: “Pitch Contest Winners”

A startup called eCollect LLC, which as the name implies electronically collects on returned checks, is the winner of the top prize — $3,000 — in the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s first business-pitch contest.

The Cleveland company presented its pitch on Monday at the library’s Pitch Night, designed to celebrate the fifth year of the library’s free Entrepreneurship Series of workshops.

The second place winner, snagging a $1,500 prize, was Qwickly LLC of Cleveland. This venture has developed software used by instructors of college courses to send emails and post announcements, among other tasks.

Coming in third was a Pepper Pike startup called Student Records Relocation that uses software to transfer K-12 students’ records.

The series — begun in 2008 with a grant from Hudson’s Burton D. Morgan Foundation — presents speakers and workshops focusing on those with ideas for new startups, new ventures and existing small businesses.

The Morgan Foundation made a separate grant to the library to pay for the Pitch prizes.


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