GROW Startup Smackdown Winner Crowned

At the GROW Conference, even the coffee breaks are action-packed.

Over the past two days a dozen startups had one minute to pitch a panel consisting of venture capitalists and media.

The winners from each Startup Smackdown session battled in the finals this afternoon and a winner was crowned.

Toronto’s Blynk and Pro Angler joined Steamboat Springs, CO’s U Grok It and the “Square of RFID” U Grok It came out victorious.

Pro Angler is a portfolio companies from Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. Pro Angler is the number one ranked fishing app in the U.S., providing anglers in Florida and Texas with comprehensive, real-time fishing information.

Blynk is a Next 36 grad and its app has been tagged the ‘Tinder for Fashion’.

Image: Kris Krug