Chattanooga entrepreneur Chris Cummings pitched to a group of judges that included entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" judge Daymond John, who is pictured above with Cummings. (Photo: Contributed)

Digital storytelling platform and Chattanooga startup Pass It Down took the top $20,000 prize in a recent competition and now has the chance to move to another event for more winnings.

"Getting a chance to pitch at Miller Lite's Tap the Future competition in front of Daymond John, Everette Taylor and the other judges was amazing," founder Chris Cummings said. 

Cummings said that the audience and judges got behind the company's mission.

"The audience and judges really believed in what Pass It Down is doing," Cummings said. "Miller Lite's $20,000 prize is huge money for a startup, and we are excited to pitch at the final for a shot at the $200,000 first-place prize."

Cummings created Pass It Down to make it easy to document anecdotes and memories through video, audio, photos and text. It's a high-tech, user-friendly oral history platform aimed at helping chronicle memories and facts that would otherwise be lost.

Click here for more background about the startup. 

Updated @ 10:36 a.m. on 7/29/16.