Chalk up another successful event for Gone in 60 Seconds.
See the video below featuring IA’s Jeff Amerine (the father of G60) and Depart’s Luke Irvin, one of the event’s organizers and G60 pitchman himself.
The Shark Tank-inspired elevator pitch contest for Arkansas entrepreneurs (and in the case of G60-El Dorado, some from Louisiana) played Conway Tuesday night to a packed house, a great vibe and another round of good pitches and ideas. Event organizers Lee Watson of Clarovista and Irvin, with help from Steven Trotter of Pleth, worked to ensure the Conway show had a true big time feel.
Indeed, G60 Conway felt like a professional production, and Michaelangelo’s downtown proved to be an awesome venue. It’s probably safe to say G60 will be back.
As several prominent folks within the state’s entrepreneurial community noted, “Toad Suck” is emerging as much more than just a bedroom community to Little Rock. Closing in on 70,000 people, Conway now is the second largest city in the Little Rock metro, and as home to three colleges has become an innovation hotbed.
IA client PrivacyStar, based in Conway, is growing and becoming one of the state’s next big things. The top three finishers from Tuesday night, led by winning startup and IA client Refurrl, each call Conway home.
Here’s coverage of the night from ArkansasBusiness.com (and some hack writer they have), and finally, here’s that video from AB’s own Trent Ogle: