2019 Innovation Showcase - Best Pitch Winner - Baby Page

"This is an amazing group of individuals who want to help in any way that they possibly can with their capital, with their connections. And that, to me, has been the most valuable part of this conference. "

- Yasine Armstrong, Best Pitch Winner, 2019 ACA Summit and Innovation Showcase

What are your names and who do you represent?

Yasine:  I'm Yasine Armstrong and I am the co-founder and COO of BabyPage

Brianna:  My name is Brianna McDonald and I'm the president for Keiretsu Forum Northwest

What are your key takeaways and insights from the 2019 Summit and Innovation Showcase?

Yasine: This is an amazing group of individuals who want to help in any way that they possibly can with their capital, with their connections. And that, to me, has been the most valuable part of this conference. 

Brianna:  It is just what Yasine said...I'm going to echo that. It's bringing together the investment community to be able to syndicate deals. It takes a village to get these companies to market and deliver us a successful ROI.   And by being able to have them participate in this summit,  Yasine  is now getting access to so many individuals that can help her push the bar forward. Those connections are beyond capital...the resources beyond capital are the  things that she could need that can help her grow her company and be successful.

And that's why we're happy we're here in supporting BabyPage

How did you feel about winning Best Pitch?

Yasine: Oh, I was really excited. I mean, I love this company and I love talking about it, but it's really nice to see other people can see the vision and understand what we're trying to create with BabyPage.

Advice for Future Innovation Showcase Presenters

Brianna:Your pitch is just to start…your pitch brings you interest. So when you come here, the whole goal of what you have to do is to build relationships. So, just know your pitch well inside and out, and that is what is going to get investors intrigued and want to learn more. 

Yasine: Yes, entrepreneurs, I would say this was really worthwhile just from the relationship building.  And I also think from the being able to practice, talking about your pitch in a way that investors really connect with. This is a great forum to do that in. 

Final Thoughts

Brianna: Thank you, ACA!

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