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February 21, 2024 | Katelyn Keenehan

Six companies will pitch at ‘What’s the Big Idea?’

Six companies will pitch their businesses on March 3 at Scruffy City Hall for the Public Pitch Competition & Finale!

The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) announced six companies were selected to pitch at the annual ‘What’s the Big Idea’ pitch competition. These companies compete to win up to $10,000 toward their business idea.

The companies selected are:

  • First Take Co. is an emerging production company that serves as both an arts incubator and a professional development hub for versatile creators. The company operates across three key areas: concepts, concerts, and consulting. Through these avenues, First Take Co. collaboratively brings cultural experiences to life for a broad audience.
  • SnowBNB created ‘Smart Snow’ which is an autonomous system that produces ski resort-quality snow, while seamlessly integrating into the guest calendar for short-term rental properties. The system is also responsive to outside temperatures and weather conditions, creating a winter wonderland in the most unexpected of places.
  • Agriwater has innovative technologies that convert wastewater (such as liquid animal manure) into clean, reusable water. It is a mobile water treatment system that can remove heavy metals and biosolids, while also keeping farmers within regulatory compliance.
  • HumanAI empowers business owners and influencers to use AI tools to help them plan, generate, and manage entire content campaigns (social, blog, and email) in a matter of clicks. The AI mimics the voice of a company’s brand and can serve as both a content creator and manager for marketing departments.
  • Lib3 is a blockchain-powered publishing and marketplace service redefining the landscape of peer-reviewed literature in research and academia. They want to provide a streamlined, equitable, and accessible approach to academic publishing, using new technology to break free from the traditional constraints of third-party intermediaries.
  • Order Otter was created to help businesses and professionals convert hobby store invoice PDFs to hassle-free importable CSVs. It would streamline the process for businesses to enter information into their point of sales software.

These six companies will pitch their businesses on March 3 at Scruffy City Hall for the Public Pitch Competition & Finale!

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