Application open for Startup Day pitch competition

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Applications are being accepted for Innov865 Week's Startup Day 2017 pitch competition.

The event will feature six local startups pitching their business ideas for a chance to win up to $15,000 in cash prizes.

The pitch competition will have two prize categories this year: judge's choice and crowd favorite.

Applications will be accepted from June 16 through July 7. Startup Day is scheduled for September 21 at the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre. The event is part of Innov865 Week that will take place from September 18-22.

To apply, eligible startups must fill out the application found by following the link.