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Innovation Park holds Tech Grant Pitch Night

Innovation Park holds Tech Grant Pitch Night
Innovation Park holds Tech Grant Pitch Night
Posted at 6:46 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 22:47:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  Tallahassee's Innovation Park is awarding two winners, grants of up to $15,000.

It's for the 2018 TechGrant Competition.

Over the past four months, companies in the area created technology that could benefit the community.

Wednesday, the top five presented their idea at the TechGrant Pitch Night.

One company produced a biomedical arm for stroke survivors. 

"The games we are producing which are not only manipulating virtual anatomical limbs but are also involving using that limb with virtual objects to do things like picking up a spoon and putting it in a cup and stirring that cup," said Vince Marci, CEO of NeuroJungle.  

Wednesday's winners, DiaTech Diabetic Technologies came in first, and NeuroJungle placed second.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - By the end of Wednesday night, one local start up company will going home with the big prize at this year's Innovation Park Tech Grant Pitch Night.

WTXL's Jada WIlliams takes a look at a company vying for the chance to take their start up to the next level.

One of the five start ups will be able to do big things for their company thanks to a $15,000 prize. There's a diverse group in the running.

DiaTech is a medical device used to detect a problem with insulin delivery.

Footy Training gives young athletes the chance to train against professional athletes.

Neuro Jungle is a wearble limb for stroke survivors.

Nhu Energy allows new technologies and systems to be tested in a controlled setting before use.

And lastly, Weather Tiger claims to improve long-range weather forecasts.

Each start up will participate in a Shark Tank-like pitch to get their hands on the grand prize.

This grant was launched back in 2005 and since then has handed out $412,000 to start ups that come right here from our own community members.

The pitches will be given and a winner will be crowned Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens Carriage House.