Startup Runway Winners Announced
Two entrepreneurs each received a $10,000 grant on May 2 after successfully pitching their company ideas to a group of investors. This was part of the Startup Runway competition to enhance diversity and opportunity for new company founders in Atlanta.
Congratulations to the founders of AutomatedLabTech and Civic Dinners for being chosen from a field of 10 talented women and minority entrepreneurs. Cox Enterprises is the presenting sponsor for Startup Runway, which just finished its sixth cohort. This initiative is a great example of how Cox is helping Empower People Today to Build a Better Future for the Next Generation by not only investing in the startup ecosystem, but supporting diverse business leaders in our community.
AutomatedLabTech is a software platform that places sensors into common scientific lab equipment (freezers, incubators, etc.) to make them smart internet-connected tools. The sensors, which can act as anything from temperature or gas gauges to high-definition cameras, can then be controlled with a smartphone. Civic Dinners brings people together for meaningful conversation over food to spark real and lasting change. Each organized dinner includes a host, six to 10 diverse voices and three big questions.
In addition to awarding the grants, Startup Runway connects the startup owners with an active pool of over 100 mentors. Find out more about the foundation at startuprunway.co. To learn more about what Cox is doing to promote diversity among our employees and in our communities, click here.
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