Ten entrepreneurial startups have made the finalists lists in the Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network’s Growth Accelerator Program.
The group includes three biotechnology-related and two medical device firms.
The finalists and principal point of contact for each company are:
Aqualutions, developing a fish diagnostic test. (Sarah Yocum of Winston-Salem)
AudioFusion, a hearing devices company. (Mark Hendrickson of Winston-Salem)
Cleantechnics, a truck fluid filtration system. (Bruce Thomas of High Point)
Nasolux, nasal device to destroy bacteria. (Scott Alexander of Winston-Salem)
OneKey, automobile security device. (Trip Hoffend of Winston-Salem)
Raccoon, Inc., credit card fraud detection. (George Cox of Greensboro)
Salzburg Therapeutics, development of cytotoxamers for cancer treatment. (Bill Gmeiner of Yadkinville)
SpringMed, medical device accelerator. (Jon Wilson of Winston-Salem)
Stovall Life Science, cell cultures. (Ted Reynolds of Greensboro)
Uzuri, African-American fragrances. (Bill Corriher of Winston-Salem)
As part of the GAP process, entrepreneurs receive scholarships for a variety of classes, such as financial planning and business planning, either sponsored by the Piedmont network or endorsed by it. The accelerator program covers two years.
Final business plan judgment will take place in April followed by recognition of three finalists in the overall competition in May.
Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network: www.pten.org