VetsinTech Announces Finalists In Tech Startup Pitch Competition 2022

Entrepreneurs / 21st October 2022

VetsinTech, the leading national non-profit dedicated to supporting veterans through tech-based programs and opportunities in education, employment, and entrepreneurship, announced the top finalists in its 2022 Startup Pitch Competition. The event is hosted by VetsinTech and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, Oracle Netsuite, and AWS Startups. The five veteran, military, and spouse-owned startups named will advance to the concluding round of the tech startup pitch competition. Winners will be selected from the five advancing companies in the final phase that will take place via a live, virtual pitch competition on October 13, 2022.

The five veteran, military, and spouse-owned startups that are advancing are:

  • Grapefruit Health
    Grapefruit Health is addressing the massive staffing shortage in healthcare by creating the first and only workforce composed of clinical students who perform work remotely on behalf of healthcare organizations.
    https://www.grapefruit.health/
  • Parlay
    Parlay is a financial education SaaS that creates alternative credit decisioning data to help mission-driven lenders rapidly underwrite loan applications from underrepresented borrowers.
    https://www.parlay.finance
  • Native
    Native is a secure platform for multilingual messaging that creates access to opportunity by empowering people to communicate in the language they know best.
    https://www.nativechats.com
  • Voi
    Voi provides AI-driven solutions that identify suicide risk, prevent suicides, and solve behavioral healthcare challenges.
    https://www.voi.health
  • Zimba
    Zimba develops automated core banking software for financial institutions in emerging markets, so they can be more efficient in helping people and businesses.
    https://zimba.io

To be eligible to compete in VetsinTech’s startup pitch competition, each business must be an early-stage startup founded by veterans or military spouses and ideally offering innovative products or services that are filling a big gap in the market. Companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion, and social impact efforts are also considered. Cash prizes are awarded to the top winners as follows:

  • 1st place prize: $25,000
  • 2nd place prize: $10,000
  • 3rd place prize: $5,000

“We’re thrilled to be hosting our 2nd annual tech startup pitch competition and recognizing some of the most promising early-stage veteran and military spouse startups.  We congratulate the five finalist companies who have progressed to this stage of the competition,” said VetsinTech Founder and CEO Katherine Webster. “This event is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing work that our veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs are doing in the tech industry and to celebrate their successes.”

Over the years, VetsinTech has supported veteran entrepreneurs, equipping them with extensive mentorships, workshops, boot camps, hackathons, and virtual office hours. This pitch competition extends a broad range of ongoing entrepreneurship initiatives provided by VetsinTech.

Registration
Media and the public are invited to the free live event and can register here: http://zip2.it/pitch.

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