For the past few weeks, we’ve been working on something new and different for us. Tomorrow CNNMoney will host its first startup event, at which three entrepreneurs will pitch their ventures — and talk up how their companies will help our brand.
We received more than 100 submissions, and winnowed it down to three finalists: Qwanz, Roboinvest and Visual Revenue. They’ll face a panel of CNNMoney experts, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, who will shoot off questions a la the Spanish Inquisition.
The event will be hosted by our own Stacy Cowley, the tech editor here at CNNMoney.
The panel of judges includes John Cantarella, president of digital at Time Inc. News Group; Charlie O’Donnell, principal at First Round Capital; David Tisch, managing director of TechStars New York; Alexa Von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest.com; and Margaret Tuohy, director of product for CNNMoney.
The pitches and the Q&As are all going down tomorrow night, in front of a real live audience. They’ll be graded on three categories: Fit with the CNNMoney brand; the business model; and the product vision and roadmap.
Check out Qwanz, Roboinvest and Visual Revenue to decide which is your favorite. And follow @CNNMoneyTech, where we’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #StartupCNNMoney — and announcing who’s chosen as the winner tomorrow night.