What’s it like to pitch to Richard Branson? Soon, three startups will know firsthand.
As part of the Extreme Tech Challenge, entrepreneurs from three companies will travel to Necker Island, Branson’s private island, and pitch their business directly to the titan.
Sphero, Bloom Technologies and Giroptic beat out over 1,000 other startups. Each will get 15 minutes to present to Branson and several other judges.
Pitch day is the final round of the six-month challenge, which is run by nonprofit MaiTai Global.
Boulder-based Sphero catapulted to fame last year with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Sphero created the pint-sized robotic toy version of the movie’s BB-8 character. It became one of the hottest toys of 2015.
But before BB-8, the six-year-old firm was quietly making waves among tech enthusiasts for its first…