Pictured from Left to Right: TL Senior Mentor/Host Robin Bear; Panelist Jill Johnson; Panelist Christine Caruso; TL Founder Mario Casabona; Panelist Jay Bhatti; TapArt Founder Srikaran Masabathula; Calamu Founder Paul Lewis; TL Senior Mentor Peter Kestenbaum; Career.Place CEO Melissa Dobbins.
Special thanks to our Webinar Producer/Senior Mentor, Eric Korb and to Senior Mentor, Robin Bear for hosting the BullPen.
The Investor Award winner was the data protection company, Calamu with an impressive presentation by Founder & CEO, Paul Lewis. Calamu fragments data files, encrypts and scatters them across multiple public clouds using a patented process in a way that makes the data 100% breach-proof, immune to ransomware, and compliant. Their enterprise solution works seamlessly with most major cloud providers.
The other fine Presenters who made the voting process so tough were:

TapArt  - the first graphic design marketplace exclusively for wall art, which empowers digital artists around the world to bring their designs to the user's door, ready to hang. The company handles the marketing and fulfillment of products, helping artists stay focused on what they do best while giving them a royalty on every purchase.

Career.Place - a subscription-based HR Tech startup which removes the bias, risk, and high costs of candidate screening. It accomplishes this by offering a blind candidate screening solution to promote diverse and efficient hiring.
BullPen #18 is grateful to last evening’s Investor Panel who judged the presentations:
Christine Caruso – Advisory Services for Social Impact and Innovation
Jay Bhatti – Entrepreneur, Investor, and Co-founder of BrandProject LP, as well as Co-founder of
Jill Johnson – Entrepreneurs, and Co-founder/CEO at Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL)
Joanne Lin - Principal at Newark Venture Partners
TechLaunch also appreciates our event partners for their support in the form of $15K of advisory services and access to investors to the Investor Panel winner, Calamu. They include: Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, Tech Council Ventures, Gibbons Law, Withum, Gearhart Law, and Casabona Ventures.
Tech Startups who would like to pitch at the next TechLaunch BullPen #19, also planned as a virtual event and slated for mid-December, 2020, should APPLY to be considered. Applications are screened on a rolling.
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