Startup of the Year® Summit 2020 (11/16 – 11/18) Program: On September 3, 2020, Established produced a pop-up pitch competition that celebrated Black Founders. Five early-stage companies pitched to a panel of expert judges. The winner received a fast-track, automatic spot to compete at the Startup of the Year Summit 2020. Panel of Experts: Shila Nieves Burney (Zane Venture Fund); Edward Jean-Louis (Tale Venture Partners); Aubrie Pagano (Corigin Ventures); and Christie Pitts (Backstage Capital). Competiting Startups: CPRWrap (Hixon, TN); Freeman Capital (Charlottesville, NC); SoLo Funds (Los Angeles, CA); Thermaband (Weston, FL); and Youth Enrichments (Houston, TX). #StartupofYear
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