Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Charlotte startup needs your votes in national competition

You've got until 2 p.m. Wednesday to vote for Charlotte-based International ThermoDyne in a national radio competition called Dream Big America, which pits startup business ventures against one another.

The contestants broadcast their pitches live on nationally syndicated Stephan's Good Day Show at 9:10 a.m Tuesday.

International ThermoDyne, presented on air by co-founder and Charlotte native Tim Risser, aims to revolutionize the way we create and use power. Their lead product, PowerFelt, is a cloth that provides portable, inexpensive, renewable electricity, extending battery life by 15 to 20 percent.

Last week's winner, MANA Nutrition, also is from the Charlotte area. MANA produces ready-to-use therapeutic food derived from peanuts for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. MANA's win last week secured it a spot in the December 31 finals.

Want to vote?
Visit: or text DBA to 612-22-DREAM (612-223-7326).

Deadline is 2 p.m.