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2023 Render Competition Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the fourth annual Render Competition. On September 21st the 8 winning startups pitched their company to the Louisville startup community.

We are excited to announce the winners of the fourth annual Render Competition. On September 21st the 8 winning startups got pitched their company to the Louisville startup community. The competition aims to make funding more accessible to local early-stage startups in the Greater Louisville region and attract new entrepreneurs to the area that will be positioned to grow and scale locally. 8 startups have been awarded an investment of $100,000, plus a broad package of benefits and support valued at over $1 million each to help them grow.

Over 200+ applicants from all over the globe applied to this year's competition. The group was then narrowed down based on the analysis from our pool of 30+ experienced judges including Akhil Suresh Nair (Xena Intelligence), Kelli Jones (Sixty8 Capital), and Carley D (Social Impac Professional) to just name a few.

2023 Render Capital Competition Winners


Affinna is a digital ticket office that combines ticket on-sale and resale and provides the only solution that addresses ticket scalping.


Feedcoyote is an AI-powered collaboration network platform where freelancers collaborate on multiple projects and make more money faster, together.

Besti Co.

Besti provides a synchronizable period care solution with its curated subscription boxes that contain everything needed for that time of the month: organic feminine hygiene products, trial-size self-care products, and artisan snacks to satisfy cravings. Shipments are set to the user’s cycle.


Soundspace connects creative spaces around the country through a flat-fee membership network. Soundspace’s SaaS platform manages all aspects of operations for creative spaces, like recording studios, including booking, payments, inventory management, memberships, financials, and more.


Seamly Creative Suite is a B2B SaaS solution that provides Fashion with Inclusive Sizing to increase sales, reduce returns, and increase profits. Seamly enables shorter and easier product development and expedites access to the new exponentially growing Inclusive and Digital Fashion markets. Seamly is interoperable with most existing systems.


AuraSense is a pioneering telemedicine company using AI and unique digital touch technology to screen for neurological and cardiovascular disorders remotely, aiming to transform brain health and make top-notch care accessible for all.

Value Buddy

Value Buddy is revolutionizing the way business valuations are done today by leveraging AI to filter comparable company data, benchmark financial health, educate business owners on their financials, and synthesize strategic guidance. Our technology empowers millions of small business owners to harness the true value of their businesses.


Kyndly is on a mission to make health insurance accessible to everyone. Our Kynd Choice product provides interactive health plan enrollment and decision support for individuals. Our Kynd Choice for Business platform provides an alternative to group health insurance for small companies.


We envision a robust and thriving regional economy where entrepreneurs see the Midwest and South as a place they can find appropriate risk capital necessary for them to start and grow.

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