TechCrunch covers the latest technology news and information on startups around the world. The international company finally made it down to the Big Easy last week for its well known meetup and pitch off event.
Prior to the February 20th event, 15 local startups were selected to pitch for 60 seconds each.
Alongside, TechCrunch editors John Biggs and Matt Burns, Launch Pad founder and angel investor Chris Schultz and investor Jeffrey Silverman, Silicon Bayou News’ Editor in Chief Julia Ballard also helped judge.
The Tutti Music Player creator Tutti Dynamics, which publishes next generation media and interactive teaching tools, pitched their product that enables students to practice with master artists and share their work with others. After the judges deliberated, Tutti was announced the first place winner of the evening, taking home a spot in Startup Alley at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt NY.
BarNotes, the social app dedicated to the art and craft of the cocktail, came in second place winning two tickets to Disrupt. Third place and one ticket to the conference was awarded to the doctor and dentist appointment booking portal LocalMed.
Crowd favorite went to Airpnp, the brand new app that helps you find private bathrooms during Mardi Gras. The startup received the most social media and crowd buzz during the event.
Event organizer Megan Lehn said the TechCrunch team had a blast in New Orleans and are pleasantly surprised with the turnout of over 400 attendees. The tech news site hopes to make it back to New Orleans soon.