Southfork Recognized as Top Tech Company at 7th Annual Startup Riot

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gottaGolf and Watch Me Work join Southfork in being named Startup Riot’s top tech startups, winning company cash, business services and meetings with top venture capitalists.

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This year’s Startup Riot was the perfect exhibition of entrepreneurs with game-changing technology talent. I’d like to congratulate all of the top 3 companies, and look forward to seeing the amazing impact these companies will make for years to come.

Atlanta’s most popular pitching event for tech startup companies, the 7th annual Startup Riot named Southfork, gottaGolf and Watch Me Work top tech startups at yesterday’s highly anticipated event. The day long Startup Riot consisted of 29 pre-selected startups going head-to-head for a chance to win game-changing prizes, in front of an audience of over 400 attendees, including top venture capitalists.

Founded by Andy Blechman, first place winner Southfork delivers chef-crafted, delicious lunches featuring local and sustainable ingredients to offices throughout Atlanta in partnership with the city's top restaurants and food producers. Southfork will launch in Atlanta in April 2015. In second place, gottaGolf does connects golfers of all experience levels in order to plan and take part in new golf outings. In third place, Watch Me Work is a global community that connects creative experts and learners by allowing them to live stream their creative projects.

Southfork will receive a $5,000 cash investment, nineteen 30-minute meetings with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and over $3,000 in professional services ranging from free co-working space at Atlanta Tech Village to free bookeeping service from AcuityComplete. gottaGolf will receive eighteen 30-minute meetings with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and over $2,000 in professional services, including credits at StickerMule and Mandrill. Finally, Watch Me Work will receive eighteen 30-minute meetings with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and over $2,000 in professional services. Click here for a full list of participating venture capital firms and service providers.

"I'm extremely honored and excited to be the winner of the 7th annual Startup Riot," said Andy Blechman, founder of Southfork. "I was blown away by the caliber of the competition, and it was so great to learn about some incredible innovation coming out of the South. I know that our prize package will give us the financial, marketing and operational tools that will be instrumental to our growth going forward."

“This year’s Startup Riot was the perfect exhibition of entrepreneurs with game-changing technology talent,” said Sanjay Parekh, successful entrepreneur and founder of Startup Riot. “All 29 companies presenting this year should be very proud of their achievements in lending to the South’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem. I’d like to congratulate all of the top 3 companies, and look forward to seeing the amazing impact these companies will make for years to come.”

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