Celebrating Innovation: Top 3 Winners at the SVB & StartupOS Pitch Event

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Top 3 Winners at the SVB & StartupOS Pitch Event

After an electrifying competition that showcased the best in innovation and entrepreneurship, we are excited to announce the top 3 winners of the SVB & StartupOS Pitch Event during Art Basel! 

These exceptional startups have left an indelible mark with their groundbreaking ideas and impressive pitches. Let’s dive right in and celebrate their achievements:

1st Place: NEHXT 
Prize: $15,000

NEHXT, the on-demand beauty marketplace inclusive to women of color, secured the coveted first place. Their mission to transform the beauty experience has captured the hearts of our judges and investors. Congratulations to Nehika Miglani and Kadeisha Pinkney, the dynamic founders behind NEHXT!

2nd Place: Nomads Swimwear
Prize:  $12,000

In second place, we have Nomads Swimwear, a size-inclusive swim and resort wear company founded by the talented Taylor Long. Their commitment to sustainability and premium designs has earned them a well-deserved spot on the podium. 

3rd Place: GoFlyy
Prize: $8,000

Taking the third-place spot is GoFlyy, the innovative platform powering at-home try-ons for fashion eCommerce brands. Founded by Joresa Blount, GoFlyy’s dedication to ensuring the perfect fit for shoppers has impressed our judges. 

We want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to these exceptional startups for their outstanding performance. Their hard work, creativity, and determination have earned you well-deserved recognition, and we can’t wait to see the impact you’ll make in the entrepreneurial landscape.

But let’s not forget the other incredible competitors who participated in this event. Their dedication to innovation and entrepreneurship is inspiring, and we believe that each one of you has a bright future ahead. 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our esteemed panel of judges, who played a crucial role in evaluating and selecting the top winners. Their expertise and dedication to supporting women entrepreneurs have been invaluable:

  • Ehab Elhag, Investment Associate at Black Tech Nation Ventures, brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to the judging panel, contributing to the fair and thorough evaluation of the startups.
  • Christopher Hollins, Head of Product Sales at SVB, provided invaluable guidance and industry expertise throughout the competition, helping to identify the most promising women-led startups.
  • Denisha Kuhlor, Founder & CEO at STAN, brought her entrepreneurial spirit and visionary perspective to the judging panel, contributing to the celebration of women entrepreneurship.

We are grateful to Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), for their unwavering support and collaboration. Together, we have created an incredible platform for startups to thrive and shine.

As we move forward, the top 5 startups, including our winners, will embark on an exciting journey. They will have access to programming and networking at the SVB Retreat at Art Basel, where they will have the chance to learn, connect, and grow. With a monetary award, travel stipend, and the opportunity to pitch at the SVB & StartupOS sponsored Pitch Day in Miami, the future is looking bright for these entrepreneurs.

Let’s keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive, together!

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