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2018 Conference

$105,000 was awarded during the 2019 Conference

During the 2018 Flywheel Investment Conference, six startup companies, competed for the investment award in a “Shark Tank” style competition in Wenatchee.

Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Cartogram, which took home an investment of $100,000!



Seattle, WA

Founder: Will Clausen

Awarded: $100,000 investment

Cartogram solves the wayfinding problem in hospitals, sports venues, and other large buildings by providing an indoor mapping and navigation software platform to businesses as a service. Cartogram navigates anyone from anywhere to anywhere - inside, outside, and between buildings.

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Bothell, WA

Founder:  Nikola Mrvaljevic

Awarded: $5,000 Fan Favorite Cash Prize

Strive Tech is a performance company that helps users maximize performance and improve recovery. Strive offers sensor-integrated compression clothing that monitors muscles, heart, and motion. The combination of these measurements alongside monitoring mental wellness provides insights into how users perform, how to optimize their performance, how to prevent injuries, and how to recover more quickly. Monitoring performance is critical for athletes, military, consumer, and everyone, regardless of profession.



Diane Fraiman
Partner, Voyager Capital

H.S. Wright III

Chair and Founder, Seattle Hospitality Group, LLC

Aaron Richmond

Endeavor Capital

Adam Greenberg


Adam Snyder

Ogden Murphy Wallace

Andy Cates

Moss Adams

Brian Bonlender

Washington State Department of Commerce

Chrismon Nofsinger
Nofsinfer Group

Cole Younger

Arnold Venture Group

Don Black

Ogden Murphy Wallace

Jenny Rickel

Flywheel Fund Manager

Justin Rae

Bend Outdoor Worx

Leslie Pesterfield
Ogden Murphy Wallace

Peter Rutherford
Confluence Health

Randy Fenich
Moss Adams

Tom Arnold

Wiley Kitchell
Moss Adams Capital


Port of Chelan County

Port of Douglas County

North Forty Productions

City of Wenatchee

Salcido Enterprises, LLC

Karr Tuttle Campbell


Washington State Department of Commerce

North Cascades Bank

Cascade Autocenter

The Wenatchee World

Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce

JP Portrait Studio


The Thai Restaurant

Grey Goose Vodka

Bombay Sapphire

Bumps' Davis Furniture & Mattress

Cafe Columbia

Cha Fine Teas

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