Toomah, an ATDC company based in Atlanta that automates the interviewing process, won the 2010 GRA/TAG Business Launch Competition. Toomah got $50,000 cash and more than $200,000 in donated services from the Atlanta business community.
Two of the three finalists in the fifth annual competition were also ATDC companies: Khu.sh, a music intelligence application company, and Transaction Tree, a green company. The third company, SolidFire, is a cloud computing company. The three will split the remaining $200,000 in pro bono services, a first for the competition.
Judges included Tom Crotty, managing director of Battery Ventures Boston; Stephen Fleming, vice president of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech; John Glushik, general partner of Intersouth Partners; Boris Jerkunica, chairman of the Atlanta Silverbacks; Hooks K. Johnston, general partner of Valhalla Partners; Mark Koulogeorge, managing general partner of MK Capital; Mark Morel, chairman and CEO of Whoop Inc.; and Alan Taetle, general partner of Noro-Moseley Partners.
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