Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs win thousands in pitch competition

Posted: October 13, 2017 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Sofi Overton (from left), 12, with Wise Pocket Products, stands with her parents John and Brandy Overton Thursday as she describes her socks and leggings with pockets to Tamica Stubblefield, with Cox Business, during the Get Started NW Arkansas event at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Overton is one of five local startups that gave a quick pitch for their business in front of a panel of judges, each trying to win $11,500 in money and support.

Northwest Arkansas-based startup companies that hope to eliminate the need for loose change, make solar energy more accessible or offer other services won thousands of dollars in cash and services at a pitch competition Thursday evening.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Jason McTee (left), project coordinator with Bucket Technologies, describes Thursday the facilitating coin less ...

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