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5 Made in FredVA Finalists Announced

By Susan Larson

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the five finalists for the fourth annual Made in FredVA business startup competition, to be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The competition begins at 6 p.m. at The Inn at the Old Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St. in Fredericksburg. Admission is $10.

The five finalists are:

2 Hearts 1 Dress, Stacey Thomas
“2 Hearts 1 Dress offers new and used maternity clothing, and aspires to create a community of mothers in the Fredericksburg region.”
https://www.gofundme.com/2hearts1dress

Hapcast, Steve Labrador
“Hapcast is a mobile messaging application that allows businesses to post sales and events so consumers find “what’s happening” around them.”
http://www.hapcast.com/

Homes and Hounds, Jackie Acquista
“Homes and Hounds is all about the love of dogs and the historical city they live in.”
https://www.facebook.com/homesandhoundsva/

TrakSafeT, Inc., Anthony Worthey
“TrakSafeT, Inc. focuses on minimizing accidents/collisions at all grade-level railroad crossings across the nation and around the world.”
http://www.trak-safet.com/

The Virginia Divearium, Al Rios
The Virginia Divearium is a unique scuba diving venue that combines a diver training site and an underwater museum within a partially simulated aquarium environment.
http://www.divearium.com/

Each business will have five minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of judges at the Made in FredVA event. The winner will receive $10,000 toward their business startup expenses. The audience will vote for the $500 people’s choice cash award.

The judges are Kevin Fastabend, Senior Vice President at Virginia Partners Bank; Adam Fried, CEO of Atlantic Builders; and Catherine Sullivan, owner of Monkees of Fredericksburg women’s clothing store.

Made in FredVA is organized by the Next Generation of Business Leaders, a program of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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