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Prodigy Biosciences wins grand prize in 10th annual Venture Sharks business competition

Venture Connectors has named Prodigy Biosciences the winner of its 10th annual Venture Sharks business competition. Prodigy is developing a rapid tableside food testing device that will specifically detect traces of peanuts in food samples. The final round of competition was held May 1, where four entrepreneurs seeking funding for their business plans faced off with a panel of savvy investor sharks...

Applications now being accepted for 10th annual Venture Sharks business pitch competition

Venture Connectors has announced that applications for its 10th annual Venture Sharks business competition are now open. Early-stage companies and entrepreneurs are invited to compete for a $5,000 cash prize, one year of startup coaching and thousands of dollars of in-kind services, provided by the competition’s sponsors. Vogt Invention & Innovation Fund returns this year as the competition’s...

Transform Education Kentucky announces major investment in Interapt Skills for High School program

Transform Education Kentucky (TEK) on Tuesday announced a major commitment to their new Interapt Skills for High School Program from Louisville entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Brook T. Smith. TEK partnered with Interapt — an innovation and software development firm — to launch a new training program that will teach high school seniors iOS and Android coding skills that will set...