WATE 6 On Your Side has partnered with Innov865 for a series called the elevator sessions. Each entrepreneur has less than a minute to tell anchor Bo Williams everything they can about their business on an elevator.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Six startups were selected to present before an investor panel of judges for the Innov865 Alliance Startup Day.

The startups will present their pitch their businesses for a $5,000 cash prize. Pitches are at the U.S. Cellular Stage at The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Knoxville, Thursday, September 22.

Startup Day is the signature event of Innov865 Week, a week-long series of events that celebrates entrepreneurship and showcases Knoxville as a great place to start and grow a business.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit innov865week.com.

Watch other start-ups give their elevator pitch: