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ITEN Wired Radio: Spotlight Episode-INNOVATION AWARDS with INNOVATION COAST’s Tiffany Sullivan

Take your business invention from inception to commercialization by participating in the Innovation Awards contest – the most lucrative business plan competition and capital acceleration opportunity in Florida. If your company has a product or service that can demonstrate leverage opportunities and create pathways to robust local job creation, you may have what it takes to compete for cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.

During the two-day event on April 12 and 13, 2017, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach, experts will select companies to showcase their products and services before an audience of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and potential investors and strategic partners.

From those companies, finalists will be selected to present before a live panel of judges competing for the top cash prizes. This year the contest has more opportunities to win by providing various cash award opportunities, including at least two prizes for pre- and post-revenue businesses, a veteran-owned business, and an entrepreneurial college or university student.



Get the visibility and capital your startup needs. Innovation Coast is funding at least two cash prizes: $20,000 for first place and $15,000 for second place.



Scaling up can be one of the most challenging parts of building a business. UWF’s Office for Economic Development and Engagement is funding two cash prizes: $100,000 for first place and $50,000 for second place.



The insights and skills veterans gain while serving our country can make an impact in the business world. To recognize these heroes, Innovation Coast is funding a $10,000 cash prize for a veteran-owned business.



To recognize the source of talent that resides in classrooms across the region, Innovation Coast is funding a $5,000 cash prize to an entrepreneurial community college or university student.

Pre- and Post-Revenue category winners must move to, expand to, or already be headquartered in one of the following Florida counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Wakulla or Franklin.

Event Details


April 12 & 13, 2017

Pensacola Beach Hilton
12 Via De Luna Dr
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

The Innovation Awards can set the stage for your company’s success story. If you are ready to take your startup to the next level, you can sign up using our online application until January 31, 2017.

Registration is open until January 31, 2017.

ITEN Wired Radio: Startups and Entrepreneurs Episode-Brought to you by SouthTel


Daniel Jacobs/CEO- Co Founder

Reverbalist is a music engagement platform, putting artists first by bringing the at-show experience to a far broader and more engaged audience, driving casual viewers towards super fandom.
An experiential technology built from the ground up with artist needs at its very core, Reverbalist helps artists engage their fans, promote their music, grow their audience and realize missed revenue streams – all without doing anything differently.



Lloyd Reshard
The world is filled with patterns.  Our software uses the pixels from each video frame to learn, detect and recognize patterns to generate intelligent video analytics.  Surveillance cameras are everywhere.  Have you ever thought about what’s on the other end of those video feeds?  Video analysts and operators in surveillance centers are trying to glean threat information from multiple video feeds.  That’s where we come in.  Our app “AVAE” learns the pixel patterns from each video feed to understand what’s normal at your location and generates threat information on the fly.



ITEN Wired Radio Host – Curtis Cantrell


This is a very complicated and confusing time in the communications industry.
The decision of what equipment to choose and the company with which to partner is a high priority matter, especially when those decisions have a direct impact on the success of your business. This is why we believe a relationship with Southtel can be such a valuable asset to your company.
Our over thirty two year track record is an indication that we know the industry, service what we sell, and provide products that stand the test of time. Our experience in all facets of communications ensures a smooth and uneventful installation or service that will allow you to stay focused on your business and not the telecommunications business. At a time when many companies are treating telecom products and services as a commodity, we can only say that logically mission critical voice and data systems don’t fall into that category.