NASHVILLE – Cookeville entrepreneur Alane Boyd, co-founder & President of Arvo, is a top five finalist for Panoramic Ventures’ next Startup Showdown pitch competition for early-stage startups at this year’s 3686 entrepreneurial festival hosted by Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) Sept. 27-29 at the historic Marathon Music Works in Nashville.
Boyd made it through hundreds of startup applications to be one of the 25 semifinalists that attended a Mentor Day to refine her pitch further and then was selected as one of the five finalists to compete in front of a panel of guest investor judges at 3686. The winner of the Startup Showdown will win a $120,000 investment prize and join the Panoramic portfolio.
When Boyd is asked how she feels about the competition, Boyd said, “I am over the moon excited. I feel like I’ve already won getting to be in the top 5. I have an amazing software that is solving real problems for businesses. I am going to be the best I can be at the competition.”
Judges for Startup Showdown x 3686 taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, include (in alphabetical order):
- Chris Sloan, Chair, Emerging Companies Team at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
- Derrick Morgan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at KNGDM Group and former Tennessee Titans Linebacker
- Marlon Nichols, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner at MaC Venture Capital
- Paul Judge, Managing Partner at Panoramic Ventures
- Samara Hernandez, Founding Partner at Chingona Ventures
Boyd has been getting a lot of attention with her software platform in the Nashville area since launching only earlier this year. She recently won crowd favorite at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Pitch and Panel: Tech Edition competition.
To watch Boyd and the other four companies selected as finalists, you can attend the 3686 Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CT at Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203). Each finalist will pitch for 5 minutes followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from the judges.
Arvo (askarvo.com) is a visual documentation knowledge suite that reimagines business process documentation for today’s hybrid workforce. It’s powerful enough to incorporate all forms of media (images, GIFs, emojis, diagrams, videos, audio and more) while easy enough to be embedded or shared anywhere. Its mission is to make workdays easier so you can enjoy your afternoons faster. Learn more about Arvo by following on LinkedIn, Twitter and at askarvo.com.