Update: Innovator Showdown Winners:
1st place of $20K in cash and $25K worth of in-kind prizes went to Heather Holmes of Tap Genes. One of the hard questions Heather fielded from the sharks was how she planned to deal with HIPPA requirements. She answered that TapGenes was developed by a team of health care professionals and is fully HIPPA compliant.
The 2nd place prize of $14K in cash and $15K of in-kind prizes went to Michael Chang of Studio (by Legacy Republic). Chang referred to Studio/Legacy Republic’s business model as the “Avon of memory preservation.”
Both the third place prize of $6K in cash and $10K worth of in-kind prizes, as well as the people’s choice prize of $10K went to Paul Brooks of Twile. Paul scored points with the crowd–and probably also the judges, with his integration with FamilySearch and the fact that Twile already has 1 million stories.