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Veterans Launching Ventures

December 10, 2019
The Veterans Launching Ventures program is an 8 week program designed to transform an idea into a business plan. Sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, it culminates in a pitch competition to a panel of judges with the winning company walking away with a $500 check and lifelong guidance and mentorship.

Startup Grind Princeton Pitch Competition

November 21, 2019
Startup Grind Princeton’s first pitch competition hosted 10 great startup companies from the tri state area at Tiger Labs in Princeton, NJ. A 7-minute pitch with 2 minutes of Q & A from a panel of judges was served with a bit of a twist. Prior to the competition, it was announced the time would be decreased from 7-min to 5-min to throw the companies a curveball.

Liberty Science Center - After Dark

October 17, 2019
Liberty Science Center invited us to host a booth at their innovation station for their After Dark event. It was a great opportunity to show the creative and scientific audience of Liberty Science what Ribbit is all about!

Jersey City Team Cleanup

October 12, 2019
We hosted our first team event that involved walking the streets of Jersey City collecting trash – everything from cups, cans, straws, wrappers, plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic utensils, styrofoam blocks, poop bags, and even things we couldn’t identify (gross). In just 1.65 miles, we filled 12 large bags.

Ooma Pitch Competition at WeWork

September 25, 2019
Ooma, a VoIP company out of California, hosted a pitch competition at the Varick Street WeWork in New York City. The competition was quite unique in that each member in the audience received a virtual $10k to invest in the presenting company and at the end of the competition, the company with the most money won. Out of 10 companies we placed 3rd.

Passage to Profit Podcast at iHeart Radio Studios

June 23, 2019
Together with the founder of King Children, Sahir Zaveri, we appeared at the iHeart Radio Studios in New York City to pitch and discuss Ribbit on the Passage to Profit podcast hosted by Elizabeth and Richard Gearhart. 

Listen to the podcast on iHeart Radio (28:00)

New Jersey Tech Council Venture Conference

May 11, 2019
The NJ Tech Council hosted its 22nd annual Venture Conference which showcases the region’s most promising companies and offers insights from many of the nation’s top investors. We conducted a 90 second pitch in front of an audience of 1,000 entrepreneurs, developers, angel investors, venture and capitalists.


New Jersey TechLaunch BullPen #13

April 24, 2019
With the magnificent NYC skyline as a backdrop, Stevens Institute of Technology hosted TechLaunch Bullpen #13 which offered a mixture of compelling presentations to a bright audience of investors, entrpreneurs, professors, and students. 

Read about the event in NJ Tech Weekly

1010 WINS Small Business $10k Challenge

December 11, 2018
Our first competition and an amazing opportunity to pitch at the 1010 WINS Small Business $10k Challenge. This challenge focused on our ability to bring jobs to New York City and boost the small business culture. We were 1 out of 10 finalists from 200+ applicants!

Watch our 90-second pitch 1010 WINS Small Business $10k Challenge