The South’s Highly Popular Startup Riot Now Accepting Startups and Sponsors for its 2015 Pitching Competition

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30 Tech Companies Will Pitch their Big Ideas for a Chance to Win Game Changing Prizes

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We presented our ideas at Startup Riot before receiving any funding or customer traction. The event helped us get started down our path to our current success.

It’s back. After taking a year off, the South’s highly popular technology startup event, Startup Riot, is now accepting registrations, applications and sponsors for its seventh pitching competition. On March 5, the daylong event will feature 30 local entrepreneurs who are pre-selected to pitch their big ideas for a chance to win huge cash prizes, thousands of dollars in professional services and meetings with top venture capitalists.

In addition, the audience of more than 500 will hear from notable entrepreneurs, including a keynote from Dan Benjamin founder of 5by5.tv, and enjoy networking opportunities at the signature event after party at Terminal West.

Each presenting startup will receive three minutes to explain their concept and three minutes to answer questions from a panel of high-profile judges. At the end of the day, the audience will help the judges decide the top three startups. Prize packages total nearly $8,000 (and counting) and include meetings with more than a dozen successful entrepreneurs and seasoned venture capitalists. Click here for the full prize list and to submit an offering.

Past Startup Riot presenting companies, such as Pardot and Kabbage, have gone on to enjoy raises and exits totaling more than $669 million. Click here to apply to present before the early bird deadline of December 15.

"Startup Riot was critical in our development," said Rob Kischuk, CEO & founder, Perfect Post. "We presented our ideas at Startup Riot before receiving any funding or customer traction. The event helped us get started down our path to our current success."

Startup Riot was founded by successful Atlanta entrepreneur, Sanjay Parekh, as way to give back to the city’s growing technology community. This year’s sponsors include MailChimp, AcuityCFO, BDO, Troutman Sanders and more. Click here for a list of sponsors or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

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