Street Diligence walks away with the grand prize at NACD’s Startup Competition

Street Diligence walks away with the grand prize at NACD’s Startup Competition

NACD hosted its second annual startup pitch competition at this year’s Global Board Leaders’ Summit and Street Diligence walked away with the grand prize!


NACD Dancing with the Startups

The event is composed of 3 pitch competitions, each around a different industry: fintech,  healthcare and energy. The speed-pitch competition featured some of the most innovative and promising companies defending their ideas to a panel of judges. Founders and CEOs from each startup had four minutes to pitch their companies to a panel of expert judges. The Dancing with the Startups competition format enabled directors to see firsthand some of the leading-edge ideas and technologies that are shaping and disrupting the core businesses they help to oversee.

Each startup was judged and assessed on:

  • Uniqueness and level of innovation
  • Ability to disrupt and change industry
  • Scalability and ease of implementation
  • Quality of presentation

The winner in each category received $10,000, a complimentary NACD membership and a suite of NACD services and support to help them advance governance within their organizations.


Stephen Hazelton, Founder & CEO, Street Diligence – fintech winner of NACD’s  startup competition


Street Diligence competed with three other fintech startups:

EyeBuy Inc.– Enables TV/video viewers to instantly buy or engage with any brand item (e.g., shoes, dresses) they see onscreen

MovoCash Inc. – Combines mobile banking, peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer, and digital card payments to create an all-in-one digital solution

Waleteros– Addresses the needs of the more than 300 million low-income, unbanked, and under-banked consumers in the Americas with its one-stop shop mobile banking solution                                                                                                                         


About the Competition:

Dancing with the Startups is part of the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, which took place October 1-4, 2017. It is the largest director forum in the world, where the greatest minds in governance convene to take on the largest issues facing today’s boardrooms and collectively discover the future of exemplary board leadership. Convening nearly 1,500 corporate executives and board members, the Summit brings together the best and the brightest—cutting-edge thought leaders and industry experts—for four days of dialogue, interactive workshops, and unprecedented networking opportunities. See the speaker list to get a better idea of who attended.