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Fletcher Incubator Pitch Contest Winners Announced

David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs

Fletcher Incubator Pitch Contest Winners Announced

The first-ever Idea Pitch Challenge at the David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs at Hagerstown Community College was held in December, with 18 participants sharing ideas for a chance to win $5,000, space in the incubator, and business support. Following a short pitch from each participant, a panel of 20 judges identified the top three winning ideas.

The top prize of $5,000 was awarded to Michael and Ivelis Reynolds of Fuego Farms, an incubator tenant that produces broad spectrum award-winning CBD products. They pitched for support of their new line of ingested recovery shots that are made from Colorado-grown products, with the goal to bring manufacturing and operations to the east coast.

Tyler Michael Harshman, owner of Distillation Dice, was the runner-up and will receive incubator space and mentorship. His idea involves the creation of 3-D printed gaming dice that offer a design unique to the gaming market.

An honorable mention was given Dr. Meena Chandok of Ambay Immune Sensors and Controls, for her continued work in the field of non-invasive biomarkers in the treatment of cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

The David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs was recently opened to offer workspace, business development, and other support services for local business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent workers, and to inspire the next generation of enterprising community leaders. Learn more at www.incubatorhcc.com or by contacting Justina Shaw at 240-500-2479.

(January 1, 2022)