NEXT Announces Finalists for NEXT Venture Summit

GREENVILLE, S.C. — NEXT announced the 10 finalists who will pitch on stage to some of the country’s top investors at the NEXT Venture Summit on Sept. 22 in Greenville. The 10 finalists were selected from a group of 30 semifinalists who presented at a special pre-screening event last week at Fluor Field.

The finalists are all from the Carolinas and represent a diverse mix of industries. Half of the finalists are based in Greenville County. The finalists include:

Earnnest LLC — Greenville, SC
Earnnest is the nation’s largest digital payments platform for the transfer of earnest money in real estate transactions, and the company is expanding services to include all real estate transaction types.

Ecobot — Asheville, NC
Ecobot helps companies in the architecture, engineering and construction industry with a workflow-based mobile/cloud platform, regulatory expertise, and native integrations with partners.

Girlology — Greenville, SC
Girlology is a digital health platform designed to help every girl feel confident and informed about her changing body & mind with grade-by-grade mom and daughter support.

Hook Security Inc. — Greenville, SC
Hook Security provides training for nontechnical users to recognize cybersecurity threats and attacks through humorous training experiences.

Lucid Drone Technologies — Charlotte, NC
Lucid builds robots that perform labor-intensive tasks, starting with drones that can clean buildings.

Momtech Inc. — Charlotte, NC
Momtech makes products that solve problems for moms and babies by replicating the natural biomechanics of nursing.

Omedym — Liberty, SC
Omedym digitizes the B2B buying experience by empowering buyers to buy and equipping sellers with digital guided product experiences.

ProAxion Inc. — Cary, NC
ProAxion is connecting the nation’s manufacturing machines with IIoT and leveraging cloud-based predictive maintenance analytics to improve machine availability.

ScopeStack — Greenville, SC
ScopeStack is a software platform that automates part of the sales process for IT companies.

TestedHQ — Mauldin, SC
TestedHQ is a product development research company providing real time end-user feedback to consumer product companies.

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The NEXT Venture Summit is a one-day venture capital conference that brings together high-growth entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, world-class speakers, and more to establish Greenville as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub in the Southeast. In its seventh year, this event promises to deliver value to the entire #StartupGVL ecosystem and the surrounding region. For more information, visit

NEXT is an entrepreneurial support organization that attracts and helps high-impact, knowledge-based companies grow by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. NEXT currently supports more than 120 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina. For more information, visit

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