2019 Pitch Competition

Six of Knoxville’s most investable startups pitched their businesses on-stage at The Mill & Mine on September 24 before a panel of expert judges for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes, including a “crowd favorite” cash prize presented by SunTrust Bank. Congratulations to Lia Winter, Winter Innovations for winning both prizes this year!

Eric Mayer

EDP Biotech

Jim Horey


Lia Winter

Winter Innovations

Mac Bartine


Matt Smith


Mitch Ishmael

Active Energy

Meet the Judges

Richard Dapaah

FundRX & KEC executive-in-residence

Sue Malone

President of Strategies for Small Business

Ted Serbinski

Techstars Mobility