Eight start-ups secure $100,000 each in Louisville’s inaugural “Virtual Pitch Competition”

Eight early stage technology companies – four from the Louisville area and four from other parts of the country – will each get $100,000 in seed money from a Louisville venture fund after beating out nearly 200 competitors in Render Capital’s inaugural “Virtual Pitch Competition.

Nearly 200 companies applied, prompting the Louisville-based investment fund to announce plans to repeat the competition every year, said T.J. Abood, a Partner at Access Ventures, the private, nonprofit foundation that operates Render Capital. There is a catch to securing the $100,000. One of the business’ Founders must relocate to Louisville for a year

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