UF Innovate | The Hub, a leading business incubator in the University of Florida business incubation system, announced that resident client aha Pure Foods, a vegan soup company, is the 2018 winner of the Cox Business’ Get Started Gainesville Business Pitch Competition.
Cox Business selected five finalists out of more than 40 local business applicants who pitched their businesses to a panel of experts in front of a live audience on October 23 at the Florida Museum of History in Gainesville. The finalists included Palmetto and Pine, Qu Parking, Niekaab, and Precision One Health. aha Pure Foods was awarded the Grand Prize of more than $27,000 in cash and prizes. The company also received the People’s Choice Award, as voted on by the audience.