ALUMNI

Although our pitchers have only three minutes to “wow” the land sharks as they compete for cash funding and resources during the event, they make a lasting impact on our sponsors and land shark judges, as well as the Kansas City community. View information about our Pure Pitch Rally alumni and utilize the contact information provided to learn more about where they are today.

2020

AgButler, Inc.
AgButler Inc. | Kevin Johansen, kjohansen@agbutlerapp.org

The gig economy platform serves as a solution to a labor shortage in rural America. AgButler provides on-demand jobs, giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies. AgButler enables agriculture productivity, one click at a time.

Air Traffic Awareness
Air Traffic Awareness | Tonderai Kambarami, tonderai@airtrafficawareness.com

What started as a class project at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is now a startup providing solutions to enhance situation awareness for general aviation to increase in-flight safety. The team comprises a pilot, an aerospace engineer, a software developer, and a serial entrepreneur.

AWA Technology
AWA Technology | Austin Hausmann, austin@awatech.us

AWA’s technology streamlines processes and reduces cost in the automotive fluids industry by removing the need to transport water, minimizing end-use plastic waste, and significantly reducing storage time and shelf-life concerns. The team plans to disrupt a market with consumption estimated at 162+ million gallons in 2022.

Booth Browser
Booth Browser | Alan Harris, alan@boothbrowser.com

The mobile app is designed to manage inventory and streamline transactions for vendors at sporting events, concerts and festivals. Booth Browser is an innovative solution to the COVID-19 pandemic for businesses, teams and artists, who can use it to connect with fans and generate sales.

Plasmonic Diagnostics LLC
Plasmonic Diagnostics LLC | Syed Barizuddin, syed@plasmonicdiagnostics.com

The startup’s cutting-edge platform technology, P-GRAT, enables faster, easier and less costly diagnoses for diseases such as tuberculosis and SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) through advanced single-molecule detection technology. The company has received federal funding and is collaborating with entities such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

PMI Rate Pro
PMI Rate Pro | Nomi Smith, nsmith@pmiratepro.com

Current methods for quoting private mortgage insurance (PMI) are cumbersome, antiquated, and time-consuming. From this headache, PMI Rate Pro was born. This unique quoting tool allows loan officers to complete one short form and receive results from all national PMI providers in less than six seconds.

Relay Trade Solutions
Relay Trade Solutions | Delvin Higginson, delvin@relay.trade

Bulk commodity trade processes are outdated and inefficient, creating unnecessary payment delays and overhead costs. Relay Trade Solutions’ collaborative supply chain platform connects shippers, carriers, origins, and destinations for seamless order to delivery, saving up to 50 percent on back-office costs.

SureShow Inc.
SureShow Inc. | Shelley Cooper, drcooper@sureshow.app

About 25% of medical appointments result in no-shows, which represents $16 billion in lost revenue each year. The SureShow platform helps medical offices replace no-show appointments with revenue-generating telehealth visits, with a focus on populations that need greater access to care.

2019

2018

Concept Stage Pitcher

Storm Sleeper

Julia Luetje, Frito-Lay Dreamvention Grand Prize Winner 2018

2017

2016