A total of 36 start-ups from throughout the South were selected to participate in this year’s Launch Tennessee’s “Village 36.” They begin competing this afternoon for $50,000 to be awarded before the “36|86 Conference” ends tomorrow.
Three of the companies are from Knoxville, three from Chattanooga, and one from Johnson City.
- AudioHand, a Knoxville company helping musicians create and capture more shareable music, turning every musician’s smartphone into the world’s most versatile multi-track recording tool.
- Branch Technology, the Chattanooga start-up that won top honors in this years “The TENN” organized by Launch Tennessee. The company is 3D printing buildings through its novel method for pre-fabricating full-scale architectural components.
- BrewFund, based in Johnson City and utilizing its platform to support the more than 4,000 craft breweries by allowing anyone to digitally give the gift of craft beer to a friend.
- Rapid RMS, a start-up from Chattanooga that is building a comprehensive, cloud-based point-of-sale system developed exclusively for liquor and convenience store merchants.
- Torch, another Gig City start-up offering a smart, Wi-Fi router with user-friendly parental features so parents can manage kids’ technology simply and effortlessly.
- Vendor Registry, a Knoxville company that won the inaugural “The TENN” pitch event. The start-up uses its software to efficiently connect local governments and vendors.
And, speaking of the “36|86 Conference,” it received some national visibility with this article that appeared Friday in the Huffington Post.