ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - More than two dozen entrepreneurs participated in this year's fast pitch competition hoping to win some cash.
Competitors are given three minutes to pitch an idea for their product to a panel in a non-judgmental environment. This year ideas like a music playing cooler and debris catching fishing line were showcased but the $5,000 grand prize went to a doctor making his job a little easier.
Trevor Gibbs, a board certified anesthesiologist, built a tray to hold his tools during surgery because he was frustrated with the number of times things hit the ground when he needed them most.
There were six prizes up for grabs with $5,000 being the largest. This was the first year high school seniors and college students were able to participate.