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Votes Are In. See Our Bold Startup Idea Competition Finalists!

UPDATE: The winners have been announced! Also check out a video of the winning pitch, as the Top 6 Finalists presented to our panel of esteemed judges.


Thanks to everyone who submitted entries in Elance’s Bold Idea Pitch Competition. And ditto to the thousands and thousands who voted for our contest’s Finalists. Read more about the competition, including our First Place prize of $5,000 in Elance credit and a meeting with two Elance investors/venture capitalists.Elance Bold Idea Pitch Competition Finlaists

Check out the six Finalists and watch their 90-second video pitches. You’ll be impressed with the innovative ideas our entrepreneurs have come up with.

In a nutshell, hundreds of aspiring startups submitted their video pitches – each outlining a great idea for a startup. Then thousands of people went online and voted for their favorite ideas.

The polls are now closed and we’ve tallied the results. Later this week our six Finalists will each have five minutes to present their idea to our panel of esteemed judges, live via Google+ Hangouts. The judges will then announce the First, Second and Third Place winners (each earning Elance credit to fuel their ideas) -- plus the First Place winner also earns an online meeting with top VCs Paul Hsiao and Dan Marriott.

Be sure to visit Elance’s Facebook page for updates on contest and to follow the competition as it progresses this week. See video pitches.


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