Judges & Prizes

Dr. Angelique Johnson

Dr. Angelique is the CEO/founder of MEMStim LLC, a company that produces implantable electronics to treat neurological disorders. She also runs Vissionaireum, an organization that promotes, trains, and equips underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Paul Ford

Paul is the founder and CEO of Traffk, an innovative insurance underwriting and distribution platform and Managing Principal of DS9 Capital, a privately held BDC focused on commercializing IP and launching a portfolio of founder-friendly companies closely tied to insurance and financial services. 

Maggie Harlow

Maggie and her husband opened the Louisville, KY location of Signarama in 2003 and have grown the business to a new larger location. She is active in the Louisville business community, having served as president of the Louisville chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

The Prize Pool

Two Cases of Alani Energy

Two Cases of Alani Energy

Alani Nu products are made without fillers or gimmicks, just nutrition to boost your workout. Former personal trainers Katy and Haydn-a former Health Enthusiast®—first started a meal prep company and a gym before founding Alani Nu in 2018.
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Web Course & Consultation

Web Course & Consultation

Venture First serves as a finance, accounting, & valuation team for a wide range of local & national growth stage companies.They are offering consultations for fundraising discussion & financial strategy.
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Six Mentoring Sessions

Six Mentoring Sessions

El Toro is the 13th fastest growing tech company in NA and we are hiring top talent. If you love your job, you should make sure your marketing team uses El Toro to increase sales and reduce costs. If you stop loving your job, you should apply to join our team.
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Lifetime Subscription

Lifetime Subscription

FlowTime is a Website Blocker and Pomodoro timer that boosts your productivity by making your mind go into the state of flow faster.
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1 Year Financial Forecasts

1 Year Financial Forecasts

Forecastr is a early-stage startup, founded in Louisville, offering financial forecasting software to business owners to help them run their companies better. Forecastr was founded by Logan Burchett, Steven Plappert, and Venture First.
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Consultation & 50% Off

Consultation & 50% Off

Fort Phelps PLLC is a full service law firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. Fort Phelps is dedicated to providing its clients with top-notch legal service at an affordable cost. Prize includes 50% off their new company formation package.
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Web & Content Strategy

Web & Content Strategy

Kale & Flax is a global, human-centered design company focused on design thinking, ui/ux and innovative product development — we’re driven by empathy, data and innovation. Prize includes $3,500 of Website Design/Content Strategy and/or Pitch Deck Design/Strategy.
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Custom Pitch Deck

Custom Pitch Deck

Mavarch is a venture studio and creative services firm. We work with innovators and investors to launch, validate, and scale new ideas.
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Content Pieces and Strategy

Content Pieces and Strategy

Moriah believes in the uniqueness of your brand vision and its unparalleled capacity to drive profit for your business. She specializes in content marketing packages for small businesses and start-ups.
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2 Bottles of American Rum

2 Bottles of American Rum

Saltwater Woody Rum is proudly made in America and handcrafted in small batches using real fruit juice, all while evoking memories of vacay, everyday.
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Hot Desk for 2 Months

Hot Desk for 2 Months

THE place to work in Louisville. A unique place for creatives & entrepreneurs who are tired of feeling isolated and working from the same ole' coffee shops. We have built an awesome space for you to enjoy community, get work done, and collaborate on amazing projects.
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UX Design & Prototyping

UX Design & Prototyping

Helps early-stage and enterprise-level companies from concept to commercialization. Providing services ranging from product commercialization strategy, UI/UX design, software development, firmware development, and data science.
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Fundraising Strategy

Fundraising Strategy

Venture First serves as a finance, accounting, & valuation team for a wide range of local & national growth stage companies.They are offering consultations for fundraising discussion & financial strategy.
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