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Pipeline celebrates entrepreneur awards, names new cohort

A St. Louis-based CEO received this year’s Pipeline Innovator of the Year award at the entrepreneurial fellowship program’s annual gala. Andrew Barnell, co-founder of Genescopy, won big for performance, business plans and quality of pitch presentation, Silicon Prairie News reports.

Pipeline, a Kansas City-based organization that runs a yearlong training program from startup founders from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, held its annual bash Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska. The organization handed out awards and unveiled its 2019 cohort.

Another St. Louis-based CEO, Brian Handrigan, shared the organization’s Entrepreneur Inspiration award for his company, Advocado, which delivers analytics and other solutions for advertisers. 

Other entrepreneurs and Pipeline supporters won awards in the Legacy and Growth categories.

Pipeline’s 2019 class features 13 entrepreneurs, including nine from Kansas City or St. Louis. The entrepreneurs are:

  • Bek Abdullayev, Super Dispatch (Kansas City)
  • Anis Dayya, PiREARcings (Kansas City)
  • Jeff Dunn, Redivus Health (Kansas City)
  • Liderman Duin, Bluepoint2 (Kansas City)
  • Michael Fry, Astra Brands (Kansas City)
  • Donald Hawkins, CitySmart (Kansas City)
  • Ramsey Jamoul, Midwest eSports (Wichita, Kansas)
  • William Payne, Simple Vet Solutions (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • Heather Spalding, Cambrian (Kansas City)
  • Spencer Toder, Atrial Innovations (St. Louis)
  • Tammie Wahaus, ELIAS Animal Health (Kansas City)
  • Steven Werner, Lawn Buddy (Wichita, Kansas)
  • Lizz Whitacre, Pawlytics (Lincoln, Nebraska)