The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce on Monday announced the five finalists for this year’s Carroll Biz Challenge.
The finalists were chosen from a pool of some 30 applications.
The five finalists are: Covalent Spirits, by entrepreneur Jennifer Yang; Dirigible, by entrepreneur Julius Knapp; RetroStrap, by entrepreneur Eric Wendler; Together Studios, by entrepreneur Jenna Shriver; and Willet Family Farms, by entrepreneur Jermey Willet.
Covalent Spirits is a nano distillery with a tasting room and event space in downtown Westminster. Dirigible is a fog computing company that enables responsive web applications and data processing. RetroStrap is a patented retractable strap that attaches to almost any computer bag, sports bag, briefcase or luggage item. Together Studios is a female-focused co-workspace, studio and community with the resources for creative entrepreneurs. Willet Farms is an event center where neighbors are invited to gather for experiences to inspire change, according to a news release by the Chamber of Commerce.
The finalists will compete at the live finale on Aug. 27 for a chance at the $1,000 People’s Choice award and the $5,000 Grand Prize.