December 7, 2023


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Call for Entries: ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley 2021 – The First Virtual Edition

Notice legal know-how startups: Below is your prospect to contend to be highlighted as a presenter and exhibitor in the fifth-yearly Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual authorized technological know-how meeting, to be held nearly on March 8-12, 2021.

Today formally kicks off the get in touch with for entries for Startup Alley, in which 15 startups will be picked to take part in a virtual pitch competition that will be the opening occasion of this year’s TECHSHOW. In addition to the pitch opposition, the 15 finalists will be highlighted on a distinctive Startup Alley section of the convention website.

Once more this year, I will be coordinating the levels of competition, in collaboration with the TECHSHOW board. Go through on for entire details.

How Will the Startups Be Chosen?

The competition begins currently. Startups interested in participating will have to comprehensive this software type. Apps ought to be obtained by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

From all programs received, a panel of five judges will find 25 finalists. This year’s judges are:

  • Allan MacKenzie, TECHSHOW 2021 co-chair.
  • Roberta Tepper, TECHSHOW 2021 co-chair.
  • Ivan Hemmans, TECHSHOW 2021 co-vice-chair.
  • Brooke Moore, TECHSHOW 2021 co-vice-chair.
  • Bob Ambrogi, Startup Alley organizer.

On Jan. 4, 2021, transient descriptions of each and every of the 25 finalists will be posted on the ABA TECHSHOW web site, Over the Regulation and LawSites, and viewers will be invited to vote for their favorites. The 15 startups with the most votes will be chosen for Startup Alley. Winners will be declared on Jan. 25.

What Are the Criteria for Making use of?

The competitiveness is confined to startups that meet up with the following criteria:

  • Your merchandise or service is qualified to attorneys or lawful experts, not to buyers.
  • Your organization has never ever ahead of exhibited at a countrywide legal technology convention.
  • Your business has obtained some demonstrable traction, both in customers or funding.
  • You were being not 1 of the prior years’ winners selected to current at TECHSHOW in the 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 Startup Alley.

In addition, your organization need to be revolutionary, that means that it addresses a require not satisfied by other goods or products and services currently on the current market or that it does so in a way not at present carried out by some others.

What Comes about If My Company Is Chosen?

The 15 profitable finalists will face off in a virtual pitch competitors on March 8, 2021, that will be the opening event for TECHSHOW 2021. Each and every startup will have 2.5 minutes to present its pitch in front of a virtual audience of TECHSHOW attendees. At the conclusion of the pitches, attendees will vote to find the most progressive corporation as the winner.

For this year’s competitiveness, individuals will be required to pre-file their 2.5 minute presentations. A person man or woman from just about every startup will also be allowed to present 30 seconds of stay remarks.

In addition to the pitch competition, the 15 finalists will be highlighted on a exclusive Startup Alley part of the convention web site.

What Do I Get Out of This?

ABA TECHSHOW is a person of the world’s pre-eminent legal know-how conferences. All of the contributors attain exposure to a large and assorted audience of legal professionals, which includes practitioners, lecturers, consultants and some others. In addition, TECHSHOW’s audience includes legal journalists, bloggers, field analysts and buyers.

In addition, the winner of the opening night time pitch opposition will receive:

  • Totally free 10×10 booth room at the 2022 TECHSHOW (or on line equal if a are living celebration is not possible).
  • No cost 12-month listing on the ABA Lawful Know-how Source Center’s Buyer’s Information.
  • $5,000 credit to use in direction of advertising and marketing in ABA Regulation Practice Division media.
    A profile of the firm on my LawSites blog site.

There is no price tag to use and the software form is reasonably painless to full. We look ahead to studying your submission.

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Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a attorney, veteran authorized journalist, and award-profitable blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most brave innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Before in his career, he was editor-in-chief of numerous authorized publications, including The Nationwide Legislation Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Providers Division. At LexBlog, he oversees, the worldwide authorized information and commentary community.