Startup Runway #5

The Labz

The LABZ is a collaborative workspace that provides automated tracking, rights management and protection of your digital assets during and after you create. Backed by Blockchain, store your music and share securely with The LABZ.

Winner: Farah Allen - The Labz

.. and the other Finalists!


Making computing power cheaper for all developers. Distributed Fog computing platform that provides simple, affordable and location friendly processing for applications and IoT. We save companies 30-50% on their cloud costs, increase their security and drastically reduce trip latency for critical IoT devices.


Homecooked is a social dining platform that organizes small communal meals at the homes of local chefs. Events are organized around shared passions and interests.


Cytilife's Smart Campus solution is the first of its kind, that is helping schools and students drive retention and graduation rates by addressing issues such as, campus engagement and experience, mental health, time management, quality and personlaization of services, that account for 85% of retention issues and $16.5 BN lost annually by higher ed.


Electronics manufacturing of the future - 'electronics factory-in-a-box'.

Nick Chandarana

Hojung Kim

Sabina Saksena

Yasser Boumenir


GovLia is a cloud-based platform that simplifies state and local government procurement processes to help increase small business participation in order to foster economic opportunity and growth for diverse companies and communities. We also connect small businesses with the necessary tools and resources to assist them in the government purchasing process.


GrpFit is a health and fitness startup using technology to improve the health of the Black community. With 32M Black adults in the United States, we are disproportionately affected by several health issues, so we've developed the GrpFit app to provide all the tools and resources needed for people to start, share and complete their fitness journey.

BOOP - Built out of paper

BOOP makes cardboard furniture that's lightweight, easy and sustainable.

Civic Eagle

Through our SaaS platform, we use natural language processing technology to reduce the time and cost of analyzing legislation and regulations for organizations that need to respond to quickly changing policy environments.

Shakeia Kegler

Richard Bailey

Dara Schaier

Damola Ogundipe

-Presenting Sponsor-

The Judges

Robin Bienfait

Partner, Valor Ventures

A.T. Gimbel

Partner at Atlanta Ventures

Aaron Hurst

Managing Director, Endeavor Atlanta

Scott Lopano

Associate, Tech Square Ventures

Hunter Hartwell

Principal at Forté Ventures

Emery Waddell

Venture Investor, Vocap Investment Partners

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