Justin Kathan and Brendon Sedo beat out representatives from six other startup companies Wednesday at the Fort Garry Hotel with their pitch for Joist, a company that enables contractors to create estimates, print invoices, manage projects and order materials using a smartphone, tablet or computer instead of a pen and a piece of paper.
But while it’s one thing to think you have a good idea, it’s quite another when experienced venture capitalists and entrepreneurs believe you’re onto something.
“It’s great to have high-quality judges, such as Lane (Becker) validate what we’re doing. They’re highly respected and it’s cool when they see (Joist) as relevant to customers,” Kathan said.
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