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Tim's Take: FastPitch 2014

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There won't be car sharing in Savannah by tomorrow. Or a self-standing fishing gear carrier. Or a portable sanitary and secure feeding surface for toddlers.

But one day all of them could possibly be here, and today at the Coastal Georgia Center was all about possibility.

At the Creative Coast's FastPitch 2014, budding entrepreneurs shared their ideas with a panel of judges and a room full of potential investors, getting three minutes to present their dreams to people who make them a reality.

"There's a number of things that I've seen a lot of interest in,'' said Bea Wray, Executive Director of Creative Coast. "And some business partnerships have already formed.''

The lawyers, bankers and potential deal-makers in the audience heard 23 business ideas, including Sabrina Morgan's mobile app to upload a missing child's vital information to authorities.

"The panel, as is passed by, were saying what a good idea,'' said Morgan. ""Actually, I have a couple of business cards in my pocket, so we'll see what comes of that.''

They also heard Kevin Kllinkenberg's pitch for a car-sharing service that would give Savannah visitors greater mobility.

"At minimum,'' said Klinkenberg, "it's really great for me to practice and really practice talking about the idea and pitching it to other people.''

It was that kind of first step for most, and potentially a step forward for the Savannah business community if any or more of these concepts become companies.

"There's a 100 percent chance that they'll all do something better next week,'' Wray said of the contestants chances to gain help building a business through FastPitch. "So, everyone gains something to get to the next level.''

And for some, that next level might have been just three minutes away.

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