NC IDEA WINNER: 80Pct Solutions, A Tool to Prevent Distractions Online - 1

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NC IDEA WINNER: 80Pct Solutions, A Tool to Prevent Distractions Online - 1
Fred Stutzman is on a roll since his startup 80Pct Solutions won an NC IDEA grant in June.

The former University of North Carolina professor pitched his Freedom App this morning on national radio in hopes of becoming a Dream Big America champion and winning $20,000 in cash and marketing support.

His is one of three pitches to air on radio stations around the country over the next week (and online here), and listeners will vote for their favorite on the Dream Big America website (You can too through the link above). Each month, one champion is chosen from the weekly winners.

Chapel Hill's 80Pct Solutions (based at Launch Chapel Hill) develops apps that turn off social media and other online distractions to improve productivity. Check out ExitEvent's profile of the company. Stutzman was "discovered" after last September's local One Million Cups event. The national event series is one of six partners in the Dream Big America Show, a Sprint-sponsored show and contest that launched in May.

The pitches will be aired on the nationally-syndicated Doug Stephan's Good Day Show and My Cool Inventions.

So who's he up against?

The BBQ Dragon, a super-fast, battery-powered lighting device for grills founded by two Los Angeles entrepreneurs. And St. Louis-based Time To Cater, a national platform for placing catering orders.

Voting ends Wednesday July 16, so get on it and support a local entrepreneur.

Interested in One Million Cups? Attend or request to present on the local chapter's website.