The seven startups pitching at Drive-in Pitch Night on Friday

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A small semblance of normality – albeit in an altered state – returns Friday when seven local startups participate in Drive-in Pitch Night.

The event will give young companies a chance to share what they are working on and receive feedback from the community.

The organization of Drive-in Pitch Night has been a collaboration of Starter Studio, Project Orlando and the Orlando Economic Partnership.

The companies expecting to pitch include a space-related investment group, a hotel staff management platform firm led by an industry veteran and a simulation and visualization company.

The pitch night will be hosted at The Vanguard in downtown Orlando at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 578 N. Orange Ave. You can REGISTER HERE.

The event will feature prerecorded pitches on a movie screen in the parking lot. A dedicated FM band will broadcast the pitches so those who attend can listen on their car radios.

Drive-in Pitch Night will represent the first startup-related pitch event since the coronavirus pandemic essentially shut down business.

Here is a very brief look at each of the companies.

HKeeper: Hotel industry veteran Alexander Udalov’s platform gives hotel operators a way to manage staff in real time.

Home Lending Pal: A borrower-centric mortgage marketplace that is powered by AI.

Spaced Ventures: A seed funding company from Cape Canaveral that targets space-industry startups for open-to-the-public investments.

GoGoPowerJuice: A tech firm that has targeted partnerships with hotels, gyms and other businesses to offer customers portable charging dock.

SimBlocks.io: Leverages game-engine technology to build virtual worlds for simulations.

She Plays: A fan engagement platform for women’s professional sports in the United States.

Pink Lotus Technologies: Wearable tech company that keeps parents informed about children’s well being when apart.