Local Startups Celebrated At The 2016 Chattanooga Startup Awards

Friday, October 7, 2016
The Chattanooga Startup Awards committee announced the finalists and winners of the third annual Chattanooga Startup Awards. The award banquet took place Thursday night, at the Granfalloon event venue on Main Street. 

“Startup Week is one of my favorite times of the year in Chattanooga,” said Startup Awards committee chair, Julia Bursch. “And the awards ceremony is my favorite event of the week since it’s the moment we get to shine a spotlight on our incredible innovators and the young companies they’re growing.”

The event was co-emceed by Bellhops co-founder and president, Cameron Doody, and Bellhops communications director, David Martin.
Prior to the ceremony, Chambliss Startup Group hosted a social reception attended by roughly 200 startup enthusiasts.

Awards categories, finalist and winners:
Business to Business: AudiencePoint (Winner), Management Cleaning Services, and Randall Stappenbeck
Business to Customer: Pass it Down (Winner), Get Seated, Run Chattanooga, and CPR Lifewrap
Education: Tech Goes Home Chattanooga (Winner), i-kin-sit, and Center Centre 
Bootstrapper: The Bitter Alibi (Winner) , Hutton and Smith Brewing Company, and Bread and Butter Bakery
Startup Advocate of the Year: Mike Bradshaw (Winner), Kristina Montague, and Alexis Willis
Startup of the Year: Collider (Winner), Pass it Down, and Roots Rated

Judges for the 2016 Startup Awards: 
Matt McLelland—Innovation Research Manager, Kenco Innovation Labs
Mariano Cebrián—Owner, Panoram Imports
Dan Gilmore—Founder and Attorney at Law, Squire Strategies
Beverly K. Brockman, Ph.D.—Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department Head, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Allie O’Connell—Project Manager, Carbon Five

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