2023 Startup Pitch Finalists Announced

Kaitlyn ClarkeNews

The Utah Innovation Center, part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, announced the top 10 finalists for the 2023 Startup Pitch. The pitch competition and networking event is part of the One Utah Summit series and will be held the evening of Monday, May 1, the day before the main event.

The Startup Pitch competition is an entrepreneurial speed pitch challenge where judges rank the best ideas, and the audience selects a people’s choice award recipient. This governor-sponsored event showcases Utah’s best and brightest entrepreneurs with a networking session, an exhibit hall featuring vendors and young professionals, mainstage speakers, and comments from Gov. Cox. 

“These Utah-based companies exemplify what makes the state’s startup ecosystem so special,” said Brad Bonham, entrepreneur-in-residence for the Economic Opportunity office. “The entrepreneurs demonstrate they have enterprising spirits and strong work ethics to stand out in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.”

Startup Pitch finalists:

At Home Articulation is an educational technology and software as a service platform that bridges the gap between the home and speech therapy room.

Blendyd Studios brings high-tech, mobile-first, automated solutions to low-tech recruitment in the trucking industry.

Dentacōr is the first and only company to bring dental exams directly to the workplace and the home.

Ingrediently helps individuals by transferring recipe ingredients from websites to grocery delivery services.

LoChi Market is a digital marketplace that helps micro and small consumer product businesses connect with local shoppers in a comprehensive, virtual solution.

PayRent helps landlords and renters never miss a month’s rent.

Sawtooth makes very lightweight cargo management products that allow users to quickly install, load, secure, and protect cargo for transit. 

SRT Labs converts millions of buildings into intelligent buildings by tying together infrastructure systems to be more efficient, less expensive, and more automated.

Tiered System Support is an educational software company helping schools manage Tier II academic interventions. 

Wood Cache PBC removes carbon from the atmosphere, generates carbon removal credits, and sells them to corporations.

Company CEOs will present to a panel of judges to select the top finalists. These finalists will present at an investor panel at Kiln in Lehi on April 26, 2023. The top semi-finalists will present at Gov. Cox’s One Utah Summit on May 1, 2023, at the Davis Conference Center in Layton.

A total of $80,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The Startup Pitch competition will award first place: $25,000, second place: $15,000, third place: $10,000, fourth place: $5,000, and an additional cash award for the People’s Choice. Each semi-finalist will receive $1,000.

The Startup Pitch is powered by Kinect Capital in partnership with Weber State University’s Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center.