Launch Academy and GrowLab have yet again set the stage in Seattle with Cascadia 2012. Entrepreneurs, investors, and tech experts from across Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and the Okanagan all came together in a collaborative environment to discuss big ideas, formulate solutions, and disrupt marketplaces. 12 entrepreneurs had a 60 second opportunity to pitch their startup to a packed crowd of tech and business experts. Six of the crowd favorites then moved onto the second round of the competition, whereby they were given the chance to further explain their ideas in a 2 minute time span to a panel of high profile judges: Rebecca Lovell, Daniel Gallagher, Daniel Rossi, Kelly Clay and Bill Bryant. The top three: ExoLabs Inc. (1st place), Nanu Interactive Inc. (2nd place), and AppThwack (3rd place) blew the crowed away, and were awarded cash prizes sponsored by LX Ventures.