We Won!

It’s been a crazy 5 weeks in the SWEQUITY Exchange.  VisiLit formed a team, pivoted and pitched again and again.  Business models were thought about and dispatched with just as quick.  Everything we thought was set in stone was effortlessly turned on its head by mentors and experts.  Coffee steadily replaced most liquids in our diet and takeaway food quickly found its way onto our food pyramid.  All to lead up to one day, pitch day.   The now obligatory networking started the day although it was far more relaxed that other networking events.  The pitches started in earnest.  Each of the Swequity participants gave a seven minute pitch followed by a question and answer session by the panel of judges; this is Dragon’s Den in the real world.  If one word summed up every pitch it was slick, there was no sure way to predict the winners.  VisiLit’s pitch was a blur but it was done, weeks of work ending in ten minutes or so.   It didn’t seem to take long for the judges to make their decision.  First came the public vote which went to our friends in Property Gate.  Thankfully there was no false suspense as Mark Kearns, the Swequity Coordinator and MC, announced VisiLit the judges choice winner.   The award was a huge validation for all the team and the idea.  Now its forward to another few weeks of pitches and slide decks as we start the next phase of bringing VisiLit to market. Read about us in Silicon Republic!...