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Kinect Capital Announces 2023 Urban Innovations Demo Day

(Salt Lake City, Utah – May 18, 2023) KeyBank (NYSE: KEY), a full-service corporate bank, is joining forces with Kinect Capital and US-Ignite to present the KeyBank and Kinect Demo Day. This event will feature pitches from seven innovative companies that are making significant contributions to the improvement of Salt Lake City and its thriving urban community.

Drew Yergensen, Utah market president at KeyBank will keynote the demo day, addressing the market activities relevant to startup and small businesses seeking corporate financing. Additionally, Arnold Liyai, program manager at US-Ignite will speak to urban planning and innovation design.

The seven CEOs who will pitch at the demo day, underwent and completed a rigorous eight-week accelerator program These founders also fine-tuned their approaches under the guidance of experienced mentors with a strategic focus on enhancing their pitch presentations to emphasize the economic and social impact within Salt Lake City, Utah.

Anyone can attend the KeyBank and Kinect Demo Day in person or virtually. 

Registration is now open 

Thursday, June 29 · 3 – 6pm MDT

Hosted at INDUSTRY 650 S 500 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Meet the seven presenting companies: 

ARX – ARX enables individuals and businesses to take control of their digital identities; building tools that improve trust, securely exchange data, and protect privacy. Jenna Link, founder will present.

Blendyd Studios – Blendyd Studios brings high-tech, mobile-first, automated solutions to low-tech – Morgan Williams, founder and CEO will present

LoChi Market – LoChi Market is a digital marketplace designed to help micro and small consumer product businesses connect with local shoppers in a comprehensive virtual solution. – Janean Lambert, founder will present.

Rechast INC – The Airbnb of EV chargers. – Erkan Selimoglu, founder will present.

RefloDx – Non-invasive, low-cost, device for detecting reflux. – Rudy Wilcox, CEO will present.

Right Angle Engineering – Bringing the solar industry into the modern era by revolutionizing the solar permitting process to be simple and efficient. – Austin Smythe, Owner will present.

TowPro – Modernizing the towing and roadside assistance industry through a tech-driven approach. – Julie Edwards, Owner will present.

Photo from left to right: Jenna Link, Morgan Williams, Dave Bevan, Rudy Wilcox, Janean Lambert, Austin Smythe, Christina Nield, Erkan Selimoglu, Peter Callister.