RiseOfRest-Manchester AlignRevenue Finalist

AlignRevenue Named Finalist for Rise of the Rest and TechOut Competitions

AlignRevenue has been chosen as a finalist in two startup competitions — Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest, a pitch competition with a $100,000 investment for one startup in each of five cities, and the New Hampshire High Tech Council TechOut competition, New Hampshire’s largest tech startup competition.

Rise of the Rest

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Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and Co-Founder of AOL, began Rise of the Rest in 2014 to bring investment and awareness to startups in emerging markets outside the Silicon Valley, New York and Boston investment hubs. The Fall 2015 tour includes stops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Manchester, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine.

AlignRevenue is one of seven finalists chosen from over 60 applicants in the Manchester leg of the tour. Each finalist will have four minutes to pitch its business and three minutes for Q&A in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including Steve Case, Julie Samuels and Matt Rightmire. Jamie Coughlin, the Director of Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth, will moderate the competition.

“The Rise of the Rest tours are a nationwide effort led by Case, who is an investor and an entrepreneur, to showcase — and invest in  —entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S. Through the initiative, $1.5 million has been invested in startup businesses across a diverse set of 14 cities including Detroit, Charleston, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans.”

Partners with Revolution in this effort include Google for Entrepreneurs and Salesforce for Startups, as well as EngineSeed Here StudioTech CocktailStartup Grind, and Village Capital.

To read more about the Fall 2015 tour, see Revolution’s blog post, “Rise of the Rest 4.0 Pitch Competition Finalists Announced.” To read about the Manchester, NH event, see the Union Leader’s article, “Start-ups to make pitch Thursday in Manchester for chance at $100,000 investment.”

Both the pitch event and the startup celebration are free to attend and are being held at FIRST in Manchester.

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Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and Founder of the Rise of the Rest Tour, gets an AlignMeeting demo from Margaret Donnelly and Ric Pratte.

NHHTC TechOut 2015

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TechOut is New Hampshire’s largest tech startup competition, with $100,000 in total investment awards to winning companies. The MillWorks fund, created by 20 accredited New Hampshire investors, was formed to help provide critical funding to new technology companies and to fuel the startup ecosystem in New Hampshire.

AlignRevenue is one of five finalists in this year’s competition. Judging during the semi-final round has already determined first- and second-place winners. During the TechOut event on October 7, all five finalists will give a five-minute pitch. The second- and first-place winners will be announced, and the audience then gets to vote (real-time) on the third-place winner. The first-place winner receives a $50,000 investment, while the second- and third-place winners receive $30,000 and $20,000, respectively.

To read more about TechOut, please see the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s press release. To attend the October 7 event, register here.

Margaret Donnelly
margaret.donnelly@alignmeeting.com

Margaret Donnelly has enjoyed over 25 years in technology marketing and business development in Silicon Valley across telecom, computer hardware and software, consumer and business services industries. Her prior NH-based start-up, JitterJam, went from idea to exit in 18 months. Follow Margaret on Twitter @mwdonnelly

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