Two finalists for Startup Peoria’s KeyStart Pitch Competition have been announced, and the final two remaining slots are up for grabs which will be decided by a community vote.

Visit and make your selection today for 1 of the 3 startup contenders that you think should make it to the final pitch competition event!

Here are the finalists for the June 30th KeyStart event which will be held at Seasons Gastropub in Morton:

Hunting Common Scents | Jake Hofer
A scent company that accommodates for hardcore hunters and reaches an under-competitive industry with a quality product.

Mass-It | Brian Roskuszka
A system that helps users steadily increase the weight of any barbell or dumbbell to allow for maximum effectiveness and break through plateaus.

These are the contenders who need YOUR help in becoming a finalist and advancing to the next round:

EatandEvolve | Gabriela Morin
EatandEvolve is about healthy fresh meals delivered to the customers. After receiving their orders on our website, we prepare and deliver the meals to their home. At a competitive price, they enjoy a real meal, never frozen, preservatives free and prepared with high quality ingredients. Grocery shopping and meal preparation require a lot of planning and organization, we save clients the time and effort related with healthy eating. Building the first incubator kitchen in Peoria, to be used for both our company and other entrepreneurs interested in the healthy food business, is our current goal.

Lando-Light | Ethan Hartter
A portable, cordless work light that doubles as a toolbox. This tool will allow plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians to carry only a single item into the dark, cramped spaces they so often find themselves working in.

Targe | Bryce Schwerbrock
The Router is first two apps, absorbed into a final social media portal. The first app is a mobile and web app that allows video game players to join others in their favorite games by receiving phone notifications when a player is available for their skill level and game. The second is location-based, allowing players to meet face-to-face, as well as for businesses to host events and invite users to attend. The Router itself is a social media portal for video gamers that allows for users to receive tailored information, social interaction, and subscribe to different third party programs.

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This article was created in collaboration with Startup Peoria, a PEN Partner.

Startup Peoria is a program of the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. The Greater Peoria EDC is a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization that drives economic growth in a five county region through targeted business and talent development.