Two Innovate New Albany Companies Announced as VentureNEXT Startup Award Finalists
Two Innovate New Albany companies have been named as finalists in the 2014 VentureNEXT Startup Award competition. The awards were open to any high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurial company in the Central Ohio region that is less than five years old. Capture Education and Jifiti join 6 other finalists that have demonstrated the successful execution of a scalable business model that is based on an innovative technology.
The next step in the Startup Awards process will be Pitch Day on October 20. The nine finalists will deliver a ten-minute presentation to VentureNEXT judges, followed by ten minutes of questions and answers. Judges represent a cross-section of the region’s entrepreneurial and business community including angel investors, venture capitalists, and professional service firms that work with startups through TechColumbus’ Expert and First Connect Networks.
2014 Startup Award winners will be announced at the VentureNEXT event on Thursday, November 6 at the LC Pavilion from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Winners will receive a custom award developed and built in partnership with the Columbus Idea Foundry using 3-D printing technology.
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