Wow. If you are a startup junkie, Startup Riot is the place to get your fix. The annual competition, held this year in Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle and produced by startup daredevil, Sanjay Parekh, is a full day of big thrills revolved around 30 pitches from the city’s premiere startups. Bake in a post-pitch Q&A from proven judges, a company showcase submerged in tunes from Jay-Z and Kanye’s latest album, networking over Atlanta’s best coffee, stellar keynote presentations from tech all-stars commenced with a brew-filled after party…and you have Startup Riot. This year’s event was better, bigger, and had more excitement than any in years prior. Take a journey of our day through photos and videos.
To get a list of the companies and what they do, head over to David Cumming’s post about the event.
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Arriving early at 7:30 a.m. left us anxiously awaiting the start of the event.
As the show began, the room and space lite up with energy. Our friends at We&Co presented their startup in front of the packed house.
The moment before going on stage is handled differently by each presenter.
One of the fun items about Startup Riot is the broader feeling that more people are watching than just the folks at the conference. Kyle interviews with the guys from Atlanta Sales Talk Radio.
The 3 minute pitch was followed up with 3 minutes of tough questions from the judges. Below is a video of ours:
SalesLoft was fortunate enough to have been in the voted in the top 5 by the judges. The winner was determined by a crowd vote. After the final vote was tallied, we were honored to take home 2nd place in this year’s Startup Riot. Below is a picture that includes: the CEOs of the top 3 finalists, the judges, and Sanjay.
Until next year.
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