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With 175 college students as ambassadors around the U.S. and patents for its unique designs, Brewsees Eyewear will soon launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise money and tell the world about its sunglasses optimized for opening bottles or shotgunning beers.

In a presentation that elicited a whole lot more laughter than the typical software company pitch, co-founder Jonathan Castellanos shared details of his company's exponential growth in 2015 and plans for marketing and product expansion in months to come. 

He was joined by the Durham-based co-founders of eSecureSend, a just-launched service for sending huge files, and Tom & Jenny's, a healthy candy company in the running for the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream contest happening in New York City in December.

Watch their pitches in the videos below:

Brewsees Eyewear


Brewsees Eyewear is a Durham startup with a line of patented sunglasses with beer openers built into the arm. Credit: Patrick Durham/ExitEvent

eSecureSend

Jami Choudhury is co-founder of dmorph, with a new product called eSecureSend just launched for professional service firms to send huge files. He pitched the new product at American Underground HelpFest October 1, 2015. Credit: Patrick Durham/ExitEvent

Tom & Jenny's

Tom & Jenny's makes candies that are healthier for teeth and taste great. Co-founder Tommy Thekkekandam pitched the business at American Underground HelpFest October 1, 2015. Credit: Patrick Durham/ExitEvent