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March 03, 2024 | Tom Ballard

HumanAI wins this year’s “What’s the Big Idea?” pitch competition

The start-up bested five other competitors in the Sunday night event at Scruffy City Hall.

And the winner was HumanAI.

Preston Garland

The company that was co-founded by Preston Garland, who serves as the start-up’s Chief Executive Officer, bested five other competitors to capture first place and the $10,000 prize package in Sunday night’s finale of the annual “What’s the Big Idea” pitch competition hosted by the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square.

In describing the company, Garland said it is focused on “humans helping humans use AI (artificial intelligence).”

We’ll have complete coverage of the event and what each of the presenters said about their start-up in our next edition of

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