Tri-County Mystery Meets a finalist for Invest 606 prize

November 17, 2023

Invest 606, a business accelerator and pitch contest serving Eastern and Southern Kentucky, has announced 14 business Finalists who have a chance to win over $30,000 in cash prizes through its pitch contest.

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Invest 606 provides support to the businesses with 6 months of training and services. A $15,000 grand prize, $8,000 second prize, and $4,000 third prize will be awarded to the 14 Finalists completing the accelerator, along with thousands of dollars in cash and other prizes. To be eligible to apply, the Finalists had to be based in the 606 area code.

The selection process involved a competitive review among a panel of judges who are business and economic leaders in the state and region. The 14 Finalists are based in 9 different counties in the region including Boyd, Casey, Clay, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Perry, Rockcastle, & Whitley. Combined, they employ more than 46 people and generate more than $865,000 in annual revenue. The businesses represent 10 different industries including agriculture, arts, entertainment, healthcare, retail, & technology. The Finalist businesses and owners are:

• Tri-County Mystery Meets: Cat Rhoden Goguen and Cofounders Chris Campbell, Debbie Brown Meritt, Kim Miller, & Brooke Cole Stansbury, Knox County

Over the next 6 months, the Finalists will complete an individualized and flexible training plan. They will present their business to the public at a Demo Day on February 4, 2024 in Hazard. The Final Pitch contest will be held on April 27, 2024.