ERIE, Pa. - Seven finalists presented their ideas to a board of judges to win $5,000 dollars. 

The Starting Line is a local competition hosted by the Idea Fund that focuses on women, veteran, and minority entrepreneurs.
The competition started with over 50 entrants.
Monday, 7 finalists presented their ideas in an 8 minute presentation.
Each finalist had to explain how their product or idea will benefit Erie county and make a significant economic impact. 

Two top winners were granted $5,000 each.

They are Carrie Sachse with the French Street Farms, and Andrew Pierson with Hippoh and the Olympia Technologies.