Registration open for Knoxville’s “Startup Day” awards presentation; elevator pitches now available

Three weeks from today, the winners of Knoxville’s annual “Startup Day” competition will be announced at a special celebration.

The event, set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT on October 2, will be delivered virtually by Lunchpool. It will feature the presentation of awards to the winners of the “Innov865 Judges’ Choice Award” and the “Innov865 Crowd Favorite Award,” presented by BB&T and SunTrust Bank, now Truist. The winner or winners will be selected from the six companies pitching at the September 29 “Startup Day” event.

In addition, the first-ever “Innov865 Impact Award” will be presented by Verizon to recognize an inventor who has made a positive impact in the fight against COVID-19. The recipient will participate in a fireside chat during the ceremony.

To register for the awards presentation, click here. To see the pitches during “Startup Day” that begins at 2 p.m. EDT on September 29, register at this link. Want a preview of the presenters in a one-minute elevator pitch? “Startup Day” media partner WATE-TV has recorded them, and they are available here.

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