Sixteen local companies are set to face off in the Inno Madness bracket-style challenge, representing some of the best innovation Charlotte has to offer.
Starting today, readers can vote to advance companies based on one question:
How you answer that question is entirely up to you — whether you believe in one mission or product slightly over the other, or would prefer to back a more established company versus an early-stage startup, for example.
We will update the bracket each week based on your votes.
We sought readers' nominations to help the editorial team build its 2022 bracket. Seeding is random and does not reflect a ranking.
This bracket is designed to shine a spotlight on fast-growing local businesses. It is by no means a complete list of Charlotte's best startups, which is a testament to the Queen City's growing tech scene. The bracket is meant to show the breadth and diversity of our ecosystem. Think of it as a fun look into companies you need to know in 2022.
Readers may cast one vote per round. Each week, voting will run from Wednesdays at noon through the following Tuesday. We'll open up voting round by round, ultimately crowning this year's champion at the end of the month.
First-round voting begins today at noon and continues through March 8 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to vote!
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