2018 FastPitch Competition Draws Nearly 40 Participants

Dental Hygienist wins with Innovative New Toothbrush

Rockford, Ill. —The 12th annual FastPitch Competition was a colossal success with 38 eager presenters sharing their ideas, products, services, and apps vying for over $7,500 dollars in prizes and presenting, possibly, the Next Big Thing!

Rachel Lolling took home the $5,000 first prize for her FitsBrush product. Account disabled by server administrator With 20 years of experience in the dental field, she is on a mission to ensure that people are brushing correctly and practicing proper oral hygiene. When she’s not working at her fulltime position in the Rockford Public Schools system, she’s in one of the nine local stores which carry her toothbrush, educating people on different products, proper brushing & flossing techniques, disease awareness, and answering any questions people may have on dental treatment and procedures. FitsBrush is currently sold to dental offices, online, in nine local stores, and can also be used as a fundraiser for schools, clubs, and organizations to promote good oral hygiene. Visit www.fitsbrush.com/ for more information

Annie Mohaupt took second place with Mohop, an on-demand, custom footwear designer and maker. Mohop combines cutting-edge digital fabrication with traditional artisanal techniques to make beautiful, comfortable shoes that reflect your style. Good news for the region: the Mohaputs have just purchased a 10,000 square foot building in Rockford to manufacture Mohop products!  Visit www.mohop.com/ for more information.

AnnDee Nimmer took third place with her product, RoomTagz.