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Attention Startups: Applications Now Open for the ABA TECHSHOW 2023 Startup Alley and Pitch Competition

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Attention Startups: Applications Now Open for the ABA TECHSHOW 2023 Startup Alley and Pitch Competition

In its 6 several years so far, the Startup Alley competitiveness at ABA TECHSHOW has aided catapult the good results of a prolonged list of legal know-how startups. Now the levels of competition is returning for its seventh yr, and apps formally open up these days to enter for a location at TECHSHOW 2023, which can take location in Chicago March 1-4.

Out of all the entries been given, 15 startups will be picked to take part in a dwell pitch competitiveness that will be the opening event of this year’s TECHSHOW. In addition to the pitch competition, the 15 finalists will be highlighted as exhibitors in a special Startup Alley portion of the meeting show corridor.

All over again this year, I will be coordinating the levels of competition, in collaboration with the TECHSHOW board. Go through on for total details.

How Will the Startups Be Chosen?

The level of competition begins nowadays. Startups fascinated in taking part have to total this application type. Purposes have to be obtained by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

From all programs acquired, a panel of 5 judges will decide on 25 finalists. This year’s judges are:

  • Jeannine Lambert, TECHSHOW 2023 co-chair.
  • Gyi Tsakalakis, TECHSHOW 2023 co-chair.
  • Sofia Lingos, TECHSHOW 2023 co-vice-chair.
  • Cynthia Thomas, TECHSHOW 2023 co-vice-chair.
  • Bob Ambrogi, Startup Alley organizer.

On Jan. 17, 2023, descriptions of every of the 25 finalists will be posted on the ABA TECHSHOW weblog, Earlier mentioned the Law and LawSites, and readers will be invited to vote for their favorites. The 15 startups that get the most votes will be selected for Startup Alley. Winners will be announced on Jan. 31.

What Are the Criteria for Implementing?

The competitors is minimal to startups that meet up with the next conditions:

  • Your product or service or support is targeted to legal professionals or authorized professionals, not to people.
  • Your firm has never just before exhibited at a nationwide authorized technological innovation convention.
  • Your corporation has achieved some demonstrable traction, both in consumers or funding.
  • You have been not 1 of the prior years’ winners chosen to present at Startup Alley in 2017-2022.

In addition, your organization must be ground breaking, this means that it addresses a require not satisfied by other products and solutions or providers currently on the market or that it does so in a way not at this time carried out by other folks.

What Happens If My Corporation Is Chosen?

The 15 winning finalists will facial area of in a Dwell pitch levels of competition that is TECHSHOW’s signature opening night occasion. Just about every startup will have 2.5 minutes to current its pitch in entrance of an audience of TECHSHOW attendees. At the summary of the pitches, attendees will vote to select the most innovative corporation as the winner.

In addition, all 15 startups will be delivered place at a discounted charge to exhibit their solution or services in a particular Startup Alley situated inside of TECHSHOW’s show corridor.

  • Every single startup will be presented room in a uniform, pre-installed booth. You will not have to have (or be authorized) to provide a booth of your very own.
  • Each individual startup will be accountable for the booth price of $1,500. This is a considerable reduction off the typical booth price tag. You are welcome to request sponsors to underwrite all or portion of this value.
  • Each startup is accountable for its individual vacation and lodge bills to Chicago.

What Do Startups Get Out of This?

ABA TECHSHOW is a person of the world’s pre-eminent lawful technological innovation conferences. All of the members attain publicity to a massive and various viewers of legal industry experts, together with practitioners, academics, consultants and other folks. In addition, TECHSHOW’s viewers consists of authorized journalists, bloggers, market analysts and traders.

The winner of the opening evening pitch level of competition will acquire:

  • Absolutely free 10×10 booth space at the 2024 TECHSHOW.
  • Absolutely free 12-thirty day period listing on the ABA Legal Technologies Resource Center’s Buyer’s Tutorial.
  • $5,000 credit rating to use towards marketing in ABA Legislation Exercise Division media.
  • A profile of the corporation on my LawSites weblog.

On top of that, every of the 15 finalists will acquire a totally free a single-yr premium listing in the LawNext Legal Technologies Directory.

There is no price to use and the software sort is relatively painless to comprehensive. We appear forward to examining your submissions.

Questions? Mail them my way.

Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a law firm, veteran lawful journalist, and award-successful blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Before in his job, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, together with The Countrywide Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Expert services Division.

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