InnoVenture Iowa announced Wednesday the three early-stage startup companies that will compete in the first InnoVenture Challenge pitch competition on Dec. 7 for a $100,000 cash prize.
The event will take place at the Masonic Temple Theatre in downtown Des Moines. Prior to the pitch competition, Bunker Labs Des Moines, an organization that helps veterans and military spouses start and scale their own businesses, will present the Veterans in Residence showcase of three local businesses participating in its programming.
This year’s finalists are:
Hawkeye Surgical Lighting
Hawkeye Surgical Lighting has developed the world’s first voice- and motion-controlled surgical headlight that integrates with an iOS app through Bluetooth.
The Hummingbirds platform enables businesses and organizations of all sizes to find and work with hyper-local content creators to drive revenue and recognition.
Clayton Farms builds vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer indoor farms. They are currently serving customers in Ames and Minneapolis.