PIKEVILLE, Ky. (September 18, 2015) – Any product that eases the process of medical rehabilitation is likely to be welcomed by patients and care providers alike. That’s just the service that the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional competition winner plans to provide.
Today’s Color was named the winner of the Pikeville edition of the Innovation Network’s statewide pitch competition series. The company received $1,000 and an invitation to pitch its product to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort this fall.
Today’s Color is a software as a service company, developing a web-based application. The software digitizes and simplifies correspondence and documentation for the medical rehabilitation industry.
“This event showcased the talent and creativity of the people in eastern Kentucky. All the presenters performed well and are passionate about their business ideas,” said Dr. David Snow, director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office in Pikeville. “The Kentucky Innovation Network’s Pikeville office is excited to continue working with these entrepreneurs to take their products and services to market.”
“This competition was an extremely enlightening experience,” said Andrew Taylor, founder of Today’s Color.
Pikeville’s pitch competition was the latest in a series of 11 events being held throughout the state. Other regional contests are scheduled in Murray, Elizabethtown, Richmond and Paducah. Earlier this summer, Covington, Lexington, Morehead, Louisville, Ashland and London held regional competitions.
The pitch competition, which is in its second year, is sponsored by the Kentucky Innovation Network, the Office of Entrepreneurship within the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Kentucky Angel Investors Network. For more information on the competition, visit kyinnovation.com.
The Kentucky Angel Investors Network brings new ventures and accredited investors together via monthly online meetings, providing investors access to form deals and partnerships with entrepreneurs statewide. Membership is open to those accredited investors in and outside the state who are passionate about investing in Kentucky companies. To learn more, visit www.kyangels.net.
Consisting of 13 offices throughout the state, the Kentucky Innovation Network offers extensive resources for small and new businesses. Assistance can range from funding initiatives, marketing and sales assistance, small business advocacy and resource referrals, along with a variety of financial and incentive programs to encourage investment and job growth. All services are provided free of charge.
The Kentucky Innovation Network is an initiative of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Office of Entrepreneurship. The goals of the Office of Entrepreneurship are to develop an entrepreneurial climate in Kentucky, provide guidance and support to startups and assist existing small businesses with growth opportunities. To learn how the Kentucky Innovation Network is helping create and grow Kentucky’s small businesses, visit www.kyinnovation.com.
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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency responsible for encouraging new jobs and investment in the state. New capital investment announced in Kentucky in 2014 totaled a state record $3.7 billion, spurring more than 15,000 projected new jobs. The Commonwealth also received Site Selection magazine’s nationally acclaimed Governor’s Cup for most economic development projects per capita last year. Information on available industrial properties, workforce development assistance, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other economic development resources is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com.