Five companies will pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ – Business Journal Daily

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator has selected five portfolio companies to pitch their business ideas to a panel of “sharks” for the 2022 Shark Tank event on October 6.

This year’s returning sharks are Ellen Tressel, philanthropist and First Lady of Youngstown State University, and Lenny Fisher, CEO of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt.

New panel members this year are Tom Stabi of Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic CPAs; Herb Washington, CEO of HLW Fastrack Inc.; entrepreneur and former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini; and Lena Esmail, CEO of QuickMed Urgent Care.

Over 75 applications were received. YBI then selected five companies that will compete for funding

They are:

  • Aura Beauty, a beauty company that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality technology to deliver perfect-fitting, reusable manicures to its members every month.
  • YOGO Bikeshare, the very first micro-mobility platform in the city of Youngstown allowing customers to dock a bike in one place and return it to another.
  • Juggerbot3D, an additive manufacturing machine builder with a hybrid additive system capable of processing both thermoplastic and thermoset materials.
  • Morgen Technology, which provides building owners with operational information that is ideal for older existing structures that lack infrastructure, as it uses wireless sensors that do not require batteries and transmits data using advanced technology. patent pending radio.
  • Bespoke rings, that fit perfectly on anyone’s finger, not the knuckle, with every purchase going towards a research and development campaign for additive manufacturing and the development of heat-resistant alloys.

This is YBI Shark Tank’s third fundraising event and it will take place on October 6th at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center in Youngstown. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available at ybi.org/sharktank/.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.

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