Cade Museum announces 4 finalists for annual prize

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Four innovative companies from the Tampa-St. Petersburg and Orlando areas are the finalists for the 7th annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation.

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention on Wednesday announced the finalists in the competition for early stage inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. Named after Dr. J. Robert Cade, who led the University of Florida team that invented Gatorade in 1965, the prize provides seed capital and publicity for great ideas with market potential, the museum said in a news release.

This year, the museum received over 100 entries from around the state. On April 30, these four teams will make presentations to a panel of judges, and the winner will be announced later that evening at the 2nd Annual Inventivity Bash at Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall in Gainesville.