Startup Day 2020 Award Ceremony

Join us for the Startup Day 2020 Awards Ceremony! RSVP here.

About this Event

If you loved the excitement of Startup Day’s “Shark-Tank”-style pitch competition, you won’t want to miss the Startup Day 2020 Awards Ceremony!

During this end-of-the-week event, we will announce the winner of the Innov865 Judges’ Choice award, along with the Innov865 Crowd Favorite award, presented by BB&T and SunTrust Bank, now Truist.

A new addition to the Innov865 Week programming is the Innov865 Impact Award, presented by Verizon. The Innov865 Impact Award recognizes an inventor who has made a positive impact in the fight against COVID-19. The inaugural Innov865 Impact Award recipient will be announced and hold a fireside chat during the ceremony.

The awards ceremony will be presented virtually via Lunchpool.

Startup Day 2020

Discover the world-changing ideas coming from Knoxville’s entrepreneurs at Startup Day 2020! RSVP HERE!

Startup Day will be presented virtually using Knoxville based technology platform, Lunchpool.

Startup Day is an annual “Shark-Tank”-style pitch competition for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. Six of Knoxville’s most investable startups will pitch their businesses in front of a panel of expert judges. In addition to the opportunity to spotlight their startup for investors, entrepreneurs will compete for a “crowd favorite” cash prize presented by BB&T and SunTrust Bank, now Truist.

Added to the Startup Day program this year is a special award and recognition of an inventor who has made a positive impact in the fight against COVID-19, presented by Verizon.

Join us for another great event of celebrating Knoxville’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem!