Meet The Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists

Four Businesses Will Compete

It’s official!  The semi-finalists of Think Dutchess’ First Innovation Challenge have been announced!

Think Dutchess Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists

Pre-Venture Semi-Finalists

Facticiti Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist

“Facticiti is a solution for young adults with the desire to discover their passions and explore opportunities. At Facticiti, it’s about helping 100 million people to get excited about going to work every day.”



Lingofit/Telelingo Innovation Challenge Semifinalist
LingoFit by Telelingo

Telelingo believes that distracted driving is not only a problem, but it’s also preventable.  As a result, they created LingoFit- “a digital assistant using machine vision and AI to manage driver’s attention and drowsiness.” LingoFit aims to provide the ultimate co-pilot.



Young Business Semi-Finalists

screamin onionz logo innovation challenge semi-finalist
Screamin’ Onionz


“While others are trying to blow you away with the Hottest Heat,” Screamin’ Onionz decided that flavor was the most important aspect of a condiment. A versatile condiment “that’s kinda like onions in hot sauce, the focus is on the best flavor with the fewest ingredients and no added sugar.”


Finergy Innovation Challenge Finalist

Finergy is a locally owned and operated company in Dutchess County.  “Finergy  provides services in areas such as; bookkeeping, invoicing, budget, forecast, gross profit analysis and many other financial tasks.”


Follow our contestants journey on Facebook and Instagram.  Also be sure to tune into Wake up with Rhinebeck Bank on HVNN on Sept. 4th to learn more about their business. Finally, watch all four compete live at Marist College on September 14th, and help determine the winner at the Innovation Challenge! Limited seats are available so buy your tickets now to influence innovation!



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