In an email yesterday, Larsen Jay, PYA’s Director of Business Alliances, reminded individuals that applications for the second annual “PYA Ballard Innovation Award” will close on February 9, and decision making will begin to award one emerging East Tennessee company $50,000 in capital and in-kind services.
Jay wrote: “Will it be your company? Or a company that you encourage to apply?”
“PYA’s Ballard Innovation Award” is open to any early stage company in the East Tennessee area that has established a “proof of concept” with accompanying revenue. Applicants must present a business plan to optimize existing business operations by reducing costs, increasing revenues, and/or gaining new efficiencies while demonstrating clear innovations to improve the business and empower the consumer. The winner will receive $50,000 in capital and in-kind professional services.
More information can be found at this link.