Vendor Registry won the top prize – a $25,000 convertible note – in the final “non-pitch” event held last night at The Standard at the Smith House in Nashville. It was billed by Launch Tennessee as “The TENN – End of Program Celebration.”
And, just for good measure, the other participating company from Knoxville – Survature – won third place in an event where many of the judges who participated in the August 26 down selection to the 10 companies again evaluated the start-ups, this time on the progress that they made in the six-month period.
Second place went to Screwpulp.
The Standard was filled to capacity for the event that featured comments by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam; Bill Hagerty, Commissioner of Economic and Community Development; and Charlie Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Launch Tennessee.
The $25,000 convertible note was a joint contribution from XMi Capital, Start.Co Angels, Crunch Fire Ventures, BIP Early Stage Fund, and Chattanooga Renaissance Fund.