Atlanta Business Radio Spotlights Sanjay Parekh with Startup Riot

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BusinessRadioX®'s Atlanta Business Radio talks with Sanjay Parekh about the upcoming Atlanta Startup Riot event.

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Startup Riot Atlanta February 20, 2013

I think the South and Atlanta specifically is a great place to be for a startup.

On January 24, 2013, co-hosts Lee Kantor and Stone Payton of BusinessRadioX®'s Atlanta Business Radio welcomed to the studio Sanjay Parekh to discuss the upcoming Startup Riot 2013 in Atlanta.

Sanjay Parekh is the Founder of Startup Riot, an all-day event which highlights 30 startups through three minute, four slide presentations given by the startups. The startups subsequently answer questions from a judging panel for three minutes. Startup Riot is open to all investors (institutional, corporate, and angels), entrepreneurs, and companies looking for partnerships and/or M&A opportunities. Also welcome are individuals representing governmental, academic, and non-profit organizations that support entrepreneurs.

Parekh founded Startup Riot several years ago to address the growing number of startups and entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area. According to Parekh, "I think the South and Atlanta specifically is a great place to be for a startup."

Last year, Startup Riot expanded to the West Coast with events in California and Oregon. Parekh says that they are now exploring hosting events in Europe. Parekh went on to say, "The mission of Startup Riot is to help entrepreneurs wherever they are in whatever stage of the game they are at."

This year’s event will be February 20th at The Tabernacle in Atlanta and features keynote speakers T.A. McCann and Adam Rich. T.A. McCann was the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Gist, Inc. and is now a Vice President at Research In Motion, which acquired Gist in February 2011. Adam Rich is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of, overseeing all editorial content for the leading men's multi-platform digital lifestyle publication.

To learn more about Startup Riot and their upcoming event, listen to a rebroadcast of this episode at Atlanta Business Radio.

About Stone Payton:
For over 24 years, Stone Payton has been helping organizations and the people who lead them drive their business strategies more effectively. He is a Managing Partner at BusinessRadioX® and the author of SPEED®: Never Fry Bacon In The Nude: And Other Lessons From The Quick & The Dead, and has dedicated his entire career to helping others produce better results in less time.

About Lee Kantor:
Lee Kantor has been involved in Internet radio, podcasting and blogging since he started the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show in 2005. Since then, Lee has interviewed well over 1000 entrepreneurs, business owners, authors and celebrities on a variety of shows and at live events. In addition to his hosting duties, Lee is a Managing Partner at BusinessRadioX® and is committed to helping entrepreneurs and business owners in Atlanta learn how to use radio to dramatically grow their businesses.

About Atlanta Business Radio:
Each week, from the BusinessRadioX® studio in Sandy Springs, Lee Kantor and Stone Payton interview Atlanta, Georgia's top businessmen and businesswomen to learn what makes them the best at what they do.

About BusinessRadioX®:
BusinessRadioX® provides a turnkey solution for business owners who want to leverage the power of internet radio to meet their best prospects, establish credibility for their organization and heighten the placement of their brand in search engines rankings. With a professional venue and a proven formula, BusinessRadioX® helps hosts podcast their shows and create a regular stream of dynamic content to share with their prospects and feed the search engines every week. Programs are recorded and streamed live to the internet from our studios in the greater Atlanta area. For more information or to hear a live show, visit:

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