Power Pitches: Pending & Post-Pandemic

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Join us to see the presentation of four cutting edge companies that have solutions for a post-Covid world.  Moderated by Randall Reade, VP, The Washington DC ArchAngels, Judging and Analysis by WDCA Team Members from The Future of Private Funding.


Randall Reade
Executive Vice President, Washington DC ArchAngels
Randall Reade co-founded The Washington DC ArchAngels in 2011, and has reviewed thousands of companies, and presented over 800 to hundreds of investors. He is active as an advisor to entrepreneurs and investors on Quora.com, and he is Most Viewed Writer on the subjects of entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital, having reached 4.5 million views worldwide. Read full profile…

The four companies will be presented in this order:

I. Fall Call Solutions, LLC: Shea Gregg
Next generation medical alerts designed for Apple watches and androids. Company has a patented “smart” fall detection device so that user doesn’t press any buttons. Provides 24/7 medical monitoring. Visit Website

II. Troupe Beauty, Inc.: Chelsie Rose Kern & Jillian Ouellette
Selling any branded cosmetics direct to consumer through scouts. Saves consumers from visiting multiple stores or websites, yet gives the personal touch. Visit Website

III. MST: Marc Burel & Gordon Donald
Molecular Surface Technologies (MST) has developed a technology can, at the molecular level, turn virtually any surface slippery or antimicrobial. Can be used for any surface that needs to stay sterile or repel water or dirt. Endless uses for hospitals, sterile environments, human implants, or keeping eyeglasses fog-free. (Website coming soon).

IV. Gravatate, Inc.: Javier Castro
Provides private chat and collaborative online workspaces that help professional engage, inform and lead teams, clients and the members that they serve. Visit Website

The four judges/panelists are listed below. They are also the same panelists/speakers for the 1pm panel “The Future of Private Funding: The view from Angel Investors”

Alan Brody
CEO, TECHmarketing, Convean: iBreakfast & Startupalooza
Alan Brody is the “Dean” of Digital Startups and founder of Startupalooza, the pitching forum and Capital Raising Workshop that runs in eight cities and helped entrepreneurs raise millions. He is author of Are You Fundable? the book for Entrepreneurs that helps them understand the Investor mindset and get them to write a check. Read full profile…

Chris Copple, PhD
Founder & CEO, Starise Ventures, Inc.
Christine D. Copple, Ph.D. is currently President & CEO of Starise Ventures, Inc, which mitigates the intrinsic execution risks of translating biomedical discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Previously she was President & CEO of ASM Resources Inc., the venture arm of the American Society for Microbiology where she built their diversified investment portfolio. Read full profile…

William J. Podd
President & CEO at Landmark Capital Corporation
William Podd is the Executive Director of Landmark Angels (a national, private angel group), President & CEO of Landmark Capital (a boutique advisory and consulting firm founded in 1993 and based in Greenwich, CT), and President of the Landmark Family Office (an investment alliance of prominent US and international Family Offices). Read full profile…

Scott Spitzer
Technology & Commercial Attorney
Scott Spitzer is an attorney in Washington, DC who represents entrepreneurs, startups and growth companies, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Spitzer has served as General Counsel or in senior legal positions for mid-size NASDAQ and other public companies in financial services, advanced medical technologies and business process outsourcing. He has also served as CEO of a large international precious metals dealer headquartered in New York City. Read full profile…