FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), helping property owners, businesses, and communities become climate ready and storm safe, has been named a top finalist in the 2015 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge for startup companies. CRC's online Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™ and Flood Inundation Risk Score and Table (FIRST Score™) services analyze the risk of flooding at individual properties over a standard 30-year mortgage cycle. The Business Plan Challenge award recognizes the significant value that CRC's services can provide to property owners and communities.
CRC also has been selected as one of only five startups to present its business plan at the upcoming Smart City Startups Festival in Miami.
Albert J. Slap, CRC's President, said "Knowing the risk of flooding of a home or business is priceless information. Homeowners in Miami, elsewhere in Coastal Florida, and over 50 million residential property owners in U.S. coastal areas, as well businesses and municipalities, now can assess the impact on their property values and make informed decisions regarding inevitable rising water levels."
In helping its customers become climate ready and storm safe, the Miami Herald said CRC is "changing the conversation around climate change," adding that its judges considered, "the viability of its business model, the team, marketing strategy, and financial projections" and a "strong plan for execution."
In addition to the finalist honor by an expert panel, the Miami Herald is launching its "People's Pick" popular vote for the best business idea: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/business-plan-challenge/article17994380.html.
About Coastal Risk Consulting:
"This Startup Wants to Flood Score 50 Million Coastal Properties in the U.S. – Yours Included"
Coastal Risk Consulting is a Florida LLC formed in 2014. The mission of CRC is to help individuals, communities, business and government become climate ready and storm safe. CRC has developed strategic partnerships with several leading companies. CRC's management, scientific team and board include leading professionals in the field of climate risk and sea level rise. For further information, please go to: www.coastalriskconsulting.com or see CRC's short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KgKDHfNyQU.
SOURCE Coastal Risk Consulting