We’re back for another episode of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch, a new show where entrepreneurs pitch their cutting-edge ideas … in an actual elevator.
In the latest episode, sponsored by Smartsheet, we travel to the iconic Smith Tower, which was constructed in 1914 and for decades held the title of the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Our entrepreneurs get just 48 seconds to make their pitch as they head to the top of the Smith Tower.
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In today’s episode, we hear from three startup entrepreneurs who are building products in the real estate arena.
Our presenters are: Barret Newberry, who is taking on HomeAway and others with a new online rental marketplace called Leasera; YC Chung, who is the founder of Lubn, a startup that’s building a “smart lockbox” for property managers; and Daniel Greenshields, the CEO of JetClosing, a new technology-enabled title and escrow company.
After the ride to the top of the Smith Tower, the three entrepreneurs face tough questions from our judges: Flying Fish Partners co-founder Heather Redman; serial entrepreneur and Pioneer Square Labs managing director T.A. McCann and Smartsheet CFO Jennifer Ceran.
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Twenty-seven entrepreneurs are competing in this unique startup pitch competition. But only one will truly make it to the top. Go here to watch past episodes.
Three more episodes will follow this month, and we’ll be back to showcase entrepreneurs as they rise to the top of the Smith Tower. In early October, winning entrepreneurs from past episodes will present live onstage in front of more than 900 business and tech leaders at the 2018 GeekWire Summit.
A big thanks to Smartsheet for sponsoring The Elevator Pitch. Also, thanks to Smith Tower, Stefan Scherperel and his video production team at Fueled Creative and GeekWire’s Cara Kuhlman and Stefania Hajnosz, who have assisted in the coordination of this series.
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