Three food-related businesses emerged as the top choices in the semifinal round for the SCORECard Business Model Canvas Competition.

Robert Stout is building a carry-out and delivery hot dog business in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood.

Ames Russell’s startup business sells Virginia wildflower honey, infused with red chili pepper flavoring.

Brandon Bruce wants to build a business providing chef-inspired precooked meals for people to send to family and friends as gifts instead of flowers.

Those three startups were selected from among six semifinalists to advance to the final round in this year’s business pitch competition. The event was held at the Richmond Times-Dispatch building Wednesday evening.