VT KnowledgeWorks Spinout She Chooses Chosen as Hot Startup

From Automations Creations, Inc. and Handshake Media, Incorporated, VT KnowledgeWorks member companies. She Chooses(TM) is a joint spin-out from both companies. A version of this post first appeared on Handshake 2.0.

"The area's hottest startups are being presented with an opportunity to present to Angel investors and Venture Capital firms…"
Distilled Intelligence 1.0

She Chooses, the social application for women She Chooses(TM), the social application for women, was selected from over a hundred companies as one of fifty-five startups to compete for cash and prizes totaling $25,000 at Distilled Intelligence 1.0 on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) building in Herndon, Virginia.

About Distilled Intelligence 1.0:


This event will change how companies are funded in the Mid Atlantic region. The area's hottest startups are being presented with an opportunity to present to Angel investors and Venture Capital firms in search of deals to invest in! Fifty startups will be selected to compete for a chance to win cash and prizes totaling $25,000 (no strings attached). The event hosts and sponsors have taken on the mission of pairing startups with investors and we are confident that companies will obtain funding as a result of attending this event.


The 55 startup companies that have been selected will have the opportunity to pitch their business onstage in front of an audience of investors, fellow entrepreneurs, a panel of distinguished judges, the media, well-known executives from various corners of the business community, and government organizations.

About She Chooses(TM):

She Chooses(TM) is a social application for women with a unique, algorithm-based self-awareness and social sharing feature – Feel. Think. Choose. – focused on self-discovery in a social context. Now a web app, She Chooses is in the final stages of development as a mobile app.

She Chooses is a product of Virginia-based Wasabi Enterprises, Incorporated, co-owned by a five-member team – three from the Blacksburg, Virginia technology industry, Anne Giles Clelland, Henry Bass and Laureen Fleming – Carnegie Mellon student Alex Edelman, and Blacksburg, Virginia-based marketing strategist Gail Billingsley.

Full press release: Distilled Intelligence Selects 55 Companies to Compete for Cash and Prizes Exceeding $25K (PRWeb)

The Economic Development Authority of Montgomery County, Virginia, a VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week sponsor and the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT), a VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit sponsor, are sponsors of Distilled Intelligence 1.0


VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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