Starting in late February, TechCrunch will be visiting New Orleans, among other locations Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, to host a first-of-its-kind event in the city.
The New Orleans event will be both a meetup for the community and a pitch competition for the best local startups. On February 20th, 2014, TechCrunch hopes to attract investors, entrepreneurs, dreamers and tech enthusiasts to network and pitch to impress the judges.
“TechCrunch meetups are the things of legend, and it’s time that New Orleans got a taste of the fun,” said the company in a recent announcement.
More details provided by TechCrunch below:
Participants interested in competing in the pitch-off will have 60 seconds to explain why their startup is awesome. These products must currently be in stealth or private beta.
Application opening soon!
Office hours details
Office Hours are for companies selected for the Pitch-off, these 15 minute 1 on 1 talks will be held on the day of the event. We’ll hear about your company, give feedback, and talk about the best pitch strategy for the 60-second rapid-fire competition. Think of us as Adam Levine on The Voice. More information on Office Hours will follow in a post on TechCrunch.
We will have 3-5 judges, including TechCrunch writers and local VC’s, who will decide on the winners of the Pitch-off. First place will receive a table in Start Up Alley at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt. Second Place will receive 2 tickets to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt. Third Place will receive 1 ticket to the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt.
Tickets and venues will be released in the coming weeks.