The KOBI Company wins Pitchfire Competition

At the end of the first day, The Kobi Company won the Pitchfire competition based on its autonomous robot that can maintain your lawn, clean up leaves and remove snow from your grounds. Photo credit:The Kobi Company/Steven Waelbers.

Fifteen hopeful entrants had given their best elevator pitch before a packed hall filled with attendees and a panel of respected venture capital judges.  The Kobi Company, taking first place, won instant celebrity status, a business coaching program and $5,000 in cash!  They plan to sell 10 Kobi beta versions by the end of 2016 and integrate customer feedback into the product as production ramps up in 2017.