A Louisville-based company, Inven, will receive $10,000 and free office space for a year to develop dental health technology. Inven won first place in a statewide business competition hosted by the Business Innovation & Growth Center at Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp. in London.
Inven will develop a tool used in root canals that saves time and poses a lower risk to patients.
The company’s founders, Alex Frommeyer, Dan Dykes and Alex Curry, are graduates of the University of Louisville‘s J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
Second place went to Awesome Touch of Lexington, whose founders have created optical touch screen technology. Old Kentucky Logs of Corbin earned third place for its concrete logs made to look hand-hewn.