San Diego’s premier startup competition to feature 10 finalists

San Diego, CA – SDX, San Diego’s premiere media, marketing and technology organization for brands, agencies, publishers and startups, announced the finalists for Interactive Day San Diego PitchTech competition which will be held on June 12, 2015 at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront.

According to Chad Robley, Founder and CEO of Mindgruve, and Co-Chair of Interactive Day, “PitchTech is a competition where founders and entrepreneurs can pitch their early stage startups on the industry’s biggest stage. This is a unique opportunity to put your brand in front of some of the top innovators, angels, VC’s and influencers in the tech community.”

"PitchTech has been a part of Interactive Day for four years.  This is the most innovative group of startups that have ever pitched.  San Diego’s start up scene continues to grow and thrive.  This year’s participants include everything from ad tech to 3D printing technology to ecommerce platforms” added Mike Hodges, President of Mindgruve and Co-Chair of Interactive Day. 

The 2015 PitchTech Finalists are:

Wrapify - Offers commuters and drivers the opportunity to earn extra income by wrapping their vehicle in eye-catching art and commercial messaging.
Join The Industry -   The exclusive professional network for the service and hospitality industry.
GoSugarStreak – “MyFitnessPal” for diabetics utilizing light elements of gamification and incentives to improve blood sugar control.
Hush Technology - The world's first smart earplugs creates a strong noise barrier to help you sleep through the most disruptive of noises, while connecting wirelessly to your phone so you can still hear the things that you still need to hear.
BuzzQuest - The first mobile App to get influencers talking about brands instantly with marketing campaigns from mobile phones.
Pleenq - Lets you tag items in any image and link them to where they can be purchased. When a purchase is made, the person who PLEENQ'ed the item makes a commission from the sale.
Quelzal - Develops the next generation of obstacle avoidance systems for commercial drones.
AstroPrint - 3D print anything, anytime, from anywhere. Slice, Store, and Print your 3D files from any web enabled device.
DotStudioz - Provides management, monetization, distribution and tracking tools to earn meaningful revenue through your own branded application, cross social media and connected platforms.
GoShare – Platform that connects drivers who have a pickup truck, van or SUV with people hearby who need help moving, hauling or delivering cargo on demand.

The PitchTech competition will be moderated by Jeremiah Gardner, Founder, The Lean Brand.  Judges include:  Mark Bowles, Founder, ecoATM; Allison Long Pettine, President, Crescent Ridge Partners; and Howard Lindzon, Co-Founder and Chairman, StockTwits.