Applications have officially opened for the 2022 “Tom Ballard Innovation Award” sponsored by PYA, the power behind teknovation.biz.
Companies interested in applying must download and complete the PDF application here. The competition is open to any early stage company in the East Tennessee area that has established a “proof of concept” with accompanying revenue. More information about eligibility can be found on the application page.
Applications will be accepted through February 9, and winners will be announced on March 9. Award winners will be decided by a distinguished panel of area business leaders and entrepreneurial mentors including: Mark Deathridge, Owner, ETMC Corp.; Nadim Jubran, President, InLieu; Misty Mayes, Chief Executive Officer of Management Solutions; Lisa Stowers Rottman, President of Stowers Machinery; and Wayne Wilson, Chief Financial Officer of Malibu Boats.
In support of the award and also as a way to further spotlight the inaugural winner – 490 BioTech, PYA produced a video that can be accessed here.