Winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition Announced

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

This past month, the winner of the Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition was presented by Union Bank to Kelly Twichel, founder of Access Trax at CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center (CAJC) — Southeastern San Diego‚Äôs first business accelerator designed to grow local early-stage businesses.

The pitch competition was part of a graduation celebration for the first cohort of CAJC participants who completed the six-month program. Each startup had four minutes to pitch its company to a distinguished judging panel. Access Trax, a startup developing and marketing a portable, lightweight, foldable pathway for accessibility over uneven terrain, won the competition and received a $10,000 award from Union Bank. 

CAJC is a public-private partnership between the City of San Diego, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and CONNECT w/ San Diego Venture Group. As part of its ongoing commitment to support the San Diego community and small business in the region, Union Bank provided $300,000 to launch the program.

L to R: Reginald Jones, Jacobs Center president and CEO; Valerie Jacobs Hapke, board member of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation; Kelly Twichel, founder and grand prize winner, Access Trax; Lydia Moreno, City of San Diego Deputy Director, Economic Development; and Union Bank Regional President for San Diego Isai Amaya at the inaugural Entrepreneur Pitch Day Competition. Photo is courtesy of CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center.

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