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GiftAMeal took first place this week at the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC) Pitch Competition hosted by University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) at Union Station in downtown St. Louis.
Over 1,700 people attended MDMC 2019, and the conference played host to over 120 presenters, speaking at 80 event sessions, and included representatives from Facebook, Google, Buzzfeed, and Pandora.
MDMC partnered with EC@UMSL, one of UMSL’s largest student-run organizations on campus, to facilitate the pitch competition, which featured five startups competing for $3,000 in prizes: Advocado, GiftAMeal, Regavi, Final Thoughts, and VoiceXP.
GiftAMeal was awarded $2,500 for their first place finish. Regavi, a smart contacts app, was awarded $500 as the People’s Choice Award.
Following the event, GiftAMeal CEO Andrew Glantz said, “We were honored to take home first place and truly appreciate the support and kind words we received at MDMC. We had a great time and can’t wait to come back again next year.”
GiftAMeal is a St. Louis based startup that helps provide a meal to someone in need each time a photo is taken on its mobile app at a participating restaurant.