Biz plan winners are ….

An e-mail services company, a product to protect climbing shoes and a business aimed at robot enthusiasts were the top winners in The Development Corporation of Knox County’s second annual Start-up Business Plan Competition.

Business plans were evaluated on “on commercial potential, innovation, feasibility, and on their ability to pitch their business plans at a public forum,” according to a press release.

News Sentinel columnist Carly Harrington profiles the top award winner here.

The winners are:

First Place: Streamline Group, first and only business source for electronic mailing with integrated billing and direct pay solutions and services

First Runner-Up: Boulder Booties, product to protect the specialized climbing shoes worn while rock climbing

Second Runner-Up: Knoxville Robots, retail, training, and public meeting facility for robot enthusiasts, engineers, inventors, and educators

More information on the competition can be found here.