Demo Day was an amazing showcase of the products and services built by our teams. Thanks to their success on the big day — and of course, their tireless work during GIGTANK — some of our teams have received funding, some are in the process of raising capital and some have already made a splash in the market.
Demo Day also qualified each startup for the TENN, Tennessee’s exciting new “super accelerator.” In case you haven’t heard, we’re thrilled — but not surprised — that two of our teams were selected as finalists. Tomorrow, Hutgrip and FwdHealth will be among 20 of the state’s top startups chosen to participate in the first-ever Tennessee-wide demo day. HATponics, a participant of CO.LAB’s Fall Accelerator last year, was selected to pitch as well.
Following the event, 10 teams will be chosen to participate in the TENN. Developed by Launch Tennessee in coordination with The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the TENN’s three-month-long program includes a statewide roadshow, master mentor sessions and targeted VC trips to NYC and Silicon Valley.
Hutgrip, FwdHealth and HATponics all have developed next-generation, market-ready services that can change their respective industries. They definitely belong among Tennessee’s best startups, and we know they’ll make Chattanooga proud tomorrow.
Stay tuned for results, and be sure to follow along on Twitter at #TheTENN.
To learn more about the TENN, click here.