SOURCE: Revel Consulting

Revel Consulting

January 06, 2015 10:00 ET

"Wax Cabinet" Startup Wins Revel Entrepreneurial Challenge

Revel Consulting's Second Annual Business Case Competition Provides Seed Funding for Its Associates' Startup Ventures

KIRKLAND, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - "Wax Cabinet" a Seattle-based startup was awarded $10,000 in seed funding after winning the second annual Revel Entrepreneurial Challenge. The event was held at the end of October at Revel Consulting's headquarters in Kirkland, Wash.

Reveler Jason Hulen, Ken Sulcer and Mikael Sonnenberg were awarded the top prize for "Wax Cabinet," an online community for record collectors and enthusiasts that provides a unified social platform, enabling users to buy, sell, communicate, and manage their collection online. Wax Cabinet is the catalyst for musical and artistic expression.

"Record collectors are lacking a social technology platform that powers a unique experience allowing them to be connected to their collection no matter where they are in the world, at the same time as connecting with a community of like-minded people," said Hulen. "Wax Cabinet focuses on building a social platform that will grow alongside record enthusiasts' collecting journey. While our start-up journey has just begun, we have plans to launch our first mobile app in 2015."

"Wax Cabinet started as an idea derived from our common interest and passion for records," said Sulcer. "Through the REC, its workshops, access to industry leaders, and supporting resources from Revel, our team has been able to transform this idea into action!"

The Wax Cabinet team will continue to receive mentoring and additional investment opportunities to help form their dream into a reality.

Initial business ideas were submitted, ideas vetted and feedback given. Then, challenge participants participated in a weekend bootcamp with sessions lead by leaders in Puget Sound's start-up community including Kevin Croy from 9Mile Labs, Dina Vaccari from Ghostruck, Chris Bajuk from UrbanHarvest, Mariah Gentry from JoeyBra, Joe Mele from buuteeq and StowThat, Jason Burt from BuildPulse, Matt Albert from Publicis Groupe, and Nate Webb and Joe Skocilich from Focal. Participants learned various aspects of refining a business plan and taking their concepts to market.

Reveler Jonathan Spatacean, Jason Luu, Maximillian Etezadi and Max Bressler's "Easy APPointment" took home the "Fan Favorite" award and $2,500 for their minute-to-pitch-it video. The video garnered the most favorable votes from the public. Easy APPointment is a secure and simple solution to transfer your basic health records to various healthcare providers when arriving for appointments.

Nine business ideas were originally submitted. Four teams made it to the final pitches. The other teams to pitch their business plans were James Titus with "GTDNext," an online as management application, and Lisa Palm, Steven Rose and Michael Eck with "MyWhatWhen," a highly organized personal information repository app to serve as an aid to human memory.

"The Revel Entrepreneurial Challenge is a collaborative forum for Revelers to learn from and inspire each other," said Tim Bowman, Director of Strategy & Insights at Revel. "It's also a friendly, yet competitive, outlet to showcase our consultant's creativity."

"Entrepreneurialism is the heart and soul of Revel's PURE consulting model," Bowman said. "My goal is to develop programs that encourage and reward it."

To learn more about the Revel Entrepreneurial Challenge visit

See photos from the pitches on Flickr.

About Revel Consulting
Revel Consulting is a leading business management consulting firm based in Kirkland, Wash. Revel believes client success is achieved through PURE Consulting -- reduced barriers between great minds and great opportunities. Revel's offerings include strategy, operations, technology and customer experience.

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