Tuesday, the group announced it will hold a Star Tank Kickoff event in May to give feedback to interested companies and help develop pitches.
Based on the popular reality show Shark Tank, local business owners and inventors pitch their ideas to investors.
"We've experienced a lot of marketing success through Star Tank and are very excited to host a second one because this is exactly what's going on in Roanoke," said Ariel Lev, the director of the Grandin CoLab which hosts Star Tank. "If we can collect it all in one space and show people that there are real entrepreneurs here and people who do want to invest, then Roanoke is a better place to live."
Last fall, 34 people presented their ideas to 13 local investors.
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