2020 TUSCALOOSA INNOVATES COMPETITION WINNERS
TCIDA Grand Prize
$10,000 – TUTR, Joshua Mickler
TUTR is a Tuscaloosa-based mobile application that offers a 24/7 digital, tutoring marketplace for undergraduates, graduate students, & alumni to connect in a comfortable, on-demand & convenient manner.
$5,000 – DuafeHair Inc., Pamela Foster
Duafe Hair, Inc. develops products for the hair and beauty supply industry. Their introductory product, Heads UP allows for more efficient and timely hair drying.
$3,000 – Shippi App, Reggie Murray
Shippi provides community on-demand storage and also delivering used items sold through Facebook Marketplace making those transactions safer.
$2,000 – Art Garage, Joanna Lemmon
The Art Garage will be an art studio for children, babies, and adults in the Tuscaloosa area to explore art through directed and unstructured opportunities in an inspiring environment.
Tuscaloosa Banking Community Award(s)
$3,250 – Excellentway, Raytonya Hughes
Excellentway offers personal development services in areas including financial stewardship, leadership, education, home and property ownership, and team building for those in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding area.
$1,750 – The Lab USA, Donnie Lee
The Lab is a player development organization that connects student-athletes with neighboring high schoolers, for mentorship and training.
Thanks to all Competitors, Judges, and Facilitators
- Bobby Bragg
- Caramyl Drake
- Paavo Hanninen
- Sandy Wolfe
- Katherine Zobre
- Joshua Sahib
- Dr. Theresa Welbourne
Thank you to all of our sponsors, including our additional event sponsors.