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Dr. Isaac Rodriguez, CEO of SweetBio, delivers his pitch at the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Challenge pitch competition. SweetBio was one of four startups selected to be fellows in DRA’s network. 

(Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)

On Friday, Sept. 18, Memphis was the kick-off site of the Delta Challenge pitch competition, a six-city tour organized by federal-state partnership Delta Regional Authority to identify and support exceptional startups.

Of the 16 startups that presented, SweetBio, LendMed, MyCollegeSTREAM and FrontDeskConnect were selected to be fellows in the DRA’s Delta Entrepreneurship Network.