Knoxville entrepreneurs compete in Startup Day like pitch competition

A $10,000 cash prize is on the line for six startups at the Oct. 5 Startup Day at The Mill & Mine. 

The Knoxville entrepreneurs behind these startups will present their businesses to a panel of judges and in front of a crowd of potential investors. 

It’s part of Innov865 Week, an opportunity for startups across the region to come together for panels, discussions, pitches and socializing. 

Though the winner is selected in early October, all six of these startups are making waves in the Knoxville startup community. Let’s meet them. 

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CQInsights co-founders are Bruce Ramshaw, managing partner and CEO, right; Briana Alvoid-Preston, managing partner and COO, left; Remi Forman, managing partner and CCO, center.

Company name: CQInsights 


Managing Partners: CEO Bruce Ramshaw, COO Briana Alvoid-Preston, CCO Remi Forman

Year founded: Founded in 2017 and restructured as a public benefit corporation in January

Number of employees:

Your company elevator pitch: CQInsights is a health care data analytics and consulting company committed to measuring and improving value for patients. It might surprise you that we don’t know of any health care organization that measures the value of care that they provide. And if you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it.  

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