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Ryan Harris With Noodigs Made a Prize Winning Pitch!

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Ryan Harris with Noodigs along with three other techentrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their business concept to a panel of local judges.  Ryan, who developed an innovative realty services software that is modernizing home sale transactions, took home a $10,000 cash prize!

The pitch event was the culmination of an Eight-Week Business Startup Boot Camp offered by the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@SouthCentral.   This entrepreneurial training program is offered twice a year and allows emerging tech-business owners to gather the information they need in order to make a decision on whether the time is right to launch their company.

The three other presenters included:

  • Sean Banks with Ondalo, who developed a comparison shopping software platform targeted at the high-end luxury fashion market.
  • Jodi Frank with “What’s for Dinner Technologies”, created a mobile app (Thyme) for consumers that helps answer the question, “What’s for Dinner?”
  • Park Wiker with Wiker Ag, designs and manufactures an electronic device that detects and categorizes predatory behavior.

Ross Gibson, Associate Director of the TechCelerator commented, “Congratulations to Ryan with Noodigs! All four entrepreneurs did a great job not only in developing and delivering their presentations, but also during the entire 8-week process.  Our business startup curriculum is rigorous, and anyone who completes the program is considered a winner in our minds.”  Visit