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March 05, 2023 | Tom Ballard

B-Roll Bank wins this year’s “What’s the Big Idea? Pitch Competition”

The idea for software developed to meet the needs of production houses bested six other competitors in Sunday night's event at Scruffy City Hall in Downtown Knoxville.

B-Roll Bank bested six other competitors to win the $10,000 prize in the “What’s the Big Idea? Pitch Competition,” organized by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and held Sunday night at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square in Downtown Knoxville.

It was the last of seven pitches and was described by Jonathan Halley of Big Slate Media as a software program that allows video customers access to all raw b-roll shot during production for future use.

The other competitors were:

  • The Mighty Wig, a wig rental shop for those dealing with hair loss;
  • SimplePost Social, a social media management platform;
  • SpaceCraft, a performance art space and incubator to keep more creatives in Knoxville;
  • SpeakBit, an app that helps people who are not native English speakers have better conversations;
  • TravL, an app that connects all involved parties when on a group trip; and
  • Vitriform3D, a company using glass waste to make sustainable 3D-printed parts.

We’ll have a complete story on the event in Tuesday’s edition of

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