GREENVILLE, S.C. — Ten finalists are named for NEXT Venture Summit. They will pitch on stage to some of the country’s top investors on Sept. 22. The 10 finalists were selected from a group of 30 semifinalists who presented at a special pre-screening event last week at Fluor Field.

The 10 finalists are all from the Carolinas and represent a diverse mix of industries. Half of the finalists are based in Greenville County. The finalists include:

Earnnest LLC — Greenville, SCEarnnest is the largest digital payments platform in the United States to transfer earnest money in real estate transactions and is expanding services to include all transaction types in the real estate industry.

Ecobot — Asheville, NCEcobot helps companies in the architecture, engineering and construction industry with a workflow-based mobile/cloud platform, regulatory expertise, and native integrations with partners.

Girlology — Greenville, SCGirlology is a digital health platform designed to help every girl feel confident and informed about her changing body & mind with grade-by-grade mom and daughter support.

Hook Security Inc. — Greenville, SCTraining for nontechnical users to recognize cybersecurity threats and attacks through humorous training experiences.

Lucid Drone Technologies — Charlotte, NC 
Lucid builds robots that perform labor-intensive tasks, starting with drones that can clean windows, roofs, and nearly every building surface up to 8x faster with less liability.

Momtech Inc. — Charlotte, NCMomtech makes products that solve problems for moms and babies by replicating the natural biomechanics of nursing.

Omedym — Liberty, SCOmedym digitizes the B2B buying experience by empowering your buyer to buy and equipping your sellers with digital guided product experiences.

ProAxion Inc. — Cary, NCProAxion is connecting the nation’s manufacturing machines with IoT and leveraging cloud-based predictive maintenance analytics to improve machine availability.

ScopeStack — Greenville, SCScopeStack is a software platform that automates part of the sales process for IT companies.

TestedHQ — Mauldin, SCTestedHQ is a product development research company providing real-time end-user feedback to consumer product companies.

NEXT Venture Summit is being held in Greenville next Thursday. Tickets are on sale now at