14 Oct AlignMeeting Wins $30,000 Prize in TechOut Competition
Second Place Winner in New Hampshire High Tech Council Contest
Nashua, NH – AlignRevenue, Inc. has been awarded a $30,000 prize in the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechOut 2015 competition.
AlignRevenue showcased AlignMeeting, their interactive online meeting platform that helps B2B companies have vastly more effective customer-facing remote meetings. AlignMeeting is like a meeting room in the cloud where all attendees can collaborate on a virtual whiteboard. The platform fosters deeper, inclusive discussions; allows attendees to agree upon and detail decisions in real time; and documents the salient points, notes and data from the meeting and automatically uploads them to the CRM system.
Co-Founders Ric Pratte and Margaret Donnelly gave a detailed presentation on a live AlignMeeting virtual whiteboard to a panel of five judges in September. The judges selected the five finalists — including the first- and second-place winners — based upon those presentations. Judging was based upon eight key criteria: innovation and value proposition, market opportunity, competitive advantage, business model, team make-up and capability, financial understanding, investment potential, and New Hampshire connection.
During the October 7 TechOut “live pitch” event, each finalist was given five minutes to present their solution to an audience of New Hampshire technologists, business leaders and students. After the presentations, the second- and first-place winners were announced; the audience then selected the third- place winner via live vote.
“We are honored to be a part of the TechOut competition and excited to be recognized for our accomplishments and our potential,” said AlignRevenue CEO & Co-Founder, Ric Pratte. “The prize money will help fuel our growth and accelerate our commercial launch.”
“It’s clear that AlignRevenue’s interactive online meeting platform, AlignMeeting, resonated with our judges, who believed it was worthy of such a significant investment,” said Matt Cookson, executive director of the NH High Tech Council. “Through TechOut, we are very pleased to play a part in AlignRevenue’s success and the growth of the technology start-up ecosystem in New Hampshire.”
AlignMeeting is currently in private trial with over a dozen customers and sales consultant channel partners.
About the NH High Tech Council
The NH High Tech Council engages, connects, and supports member companies throughout New Hampshire. As the largest member-driven technology association in the state, the Council supports research, innovation, and economic and workforce development efforts that have helped New Hampshire become a national leader in entrepreneurship and business. For more information, visit NHHTC.org.
AlignRevenue helps B2B companies vastly improve their customer-facing remote meetings. Their product, AlignMeeting, is an interactive online meeting platform that deeply engages customers, fosters productive meetings and decisive outcomes, and automatically updates the CRM system with meeting notes and details. This results in accelerated sales cycles, higher close rates and greater customer satisfaction. For more information about AlignRevenue, visit http://alignmeeting.com and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.