Who should be named Startup of the Year from the South [East South] region? You can share your opinion by voting for your favorite startup in our Reader’s Choice Poll below. Reader’s Choice Poll voting will help guide the selection of the top 100 startup semifinalists who will compete for cash, prizes and more, at the Innovate Celebrate conference in San Francisco on October 9th – 11th, 2017. The deadline to vote is July 12th.
There’s a “Click to Vote” link next to each startup below, vote for the startup you like the best located in the South [East South] region:
BankLabs (Little Rock, AR) [Click to Vote]
BankLabs was created by community bankers, for community bankers. It is a web-based, real-time, mobile-capable tools that support community bankers, at the banker’s hand at all times and places and are absolutely vital to their competitive advantage.
Chosen Diagnostics (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]
Chosen Diagnostics’ biomarker diagnoses a life-threatening bowel disease in fragile premature infants, earlier and with greater accuracy than current options.
ENGAGE Talent (Charleston, SC) [Click to Vote]
ENGAGE Talent enables recruiters to identify talent pools, targeting and building a pipeline of passive candidates who are more likely to engage in a job change discussion.
Envies Flavor Shot (Charleston, SC) [Click to Vote]
Envies is a flavor shot for all adult beverages— beer, vodka, gin, tequila and wine. Different tastes and styles for the beach, tailgate and backyard.
JMR Enterprises (Baton Rouge, LA) [Click to Vote]
JMR Enterprises, LLC produces AQUIEM® , mineral-blended water in a sustainable carton, specifically formulated for enhanced coffee brewing, and boxed pure water in sustainable TetraPak cartons, a healthy alternative to plastic bottles
Little Athens (Athens, GA) [Click to Vote]
Little Athens is a children’s museum based on the town of Athens, Georgia. It features kid-sized businesses for kids to play and develop social skills and community.
Magic Bank (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]
Magic Bank is a one-stop-shop for event planners, filled with the things they are in need of including vetted, unique and inspiring experiences, venues, vendors, and gifts.
MetKnow (Tulsa, OK) [Click to Vote]
MetKnow helps people learn the faces and names of everyone in their organization by generating flashcards and quizzes of the members in an organization for the members to review and quiz themselves on.
Praxis (Charleston, SC) [Click to Vote]
Praxis is a 12-month startup apprenticeship program for young people who want more than college. Participants complete a 6-month professional bootcamp and a 6-month paid apprenticeship at a startup.
Scenehound (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]
Scenehound is a mobile app that allows users to see how busy bars and restaurants are in real-time. It also allows users to see gender distributions of those bars and give users access to exclusive deals from those bars and restaurants.
SpaceVault (Charlotte, NC) [Click to Vote]
Spacevault™ is the world’s first bank account to enable anyone to securely open a savings account, earn financial rewards all while supporting the emerging commercial space industry and the future of human space travel.
SWIFTE (Atlanta, GA) [Click to Vote]
SWIFTE is transforming the way university students and the community carpools by creating a social platform for users to share the ride, split the cost, save the environment and meet a new friends in the process.
Think I.N.K. Recycling (Tuskegee, AL) [Click to Vote]
THINK I.N.K. Recycling has design a system that can convert all forms of waste into reusable product or convert them into clean energy. Allowing for any rural community to become self-sustaining.
Usit (Atlanta, GA) [Click to Vote]
Usit is an on-demand babysitting application that connects college students to family households, providing more possibilities to households and more opportunities to college students.
VR Arcade NOLA (New Orleans, LA) [Click to Vote]
VR Arcade NOLA is launching the first virtual reality arcade in the southeast in New Orleans! They will drive mainstream adoption of virtual reality by providing public access to the latest and greatest VR immersions.
We invite you to join us at Innovate Celebrate the 3-day global conference in San Francisco on October 9th-11th. Aside from our 5th annual Startup of the Year Competition, this conference is a must attend event to meet thought-leaders, mentors, investors, and media. Watch the video below, we hope to see you there.