This is a [explicitly deleted] difficult time to be an early start-up founder. But simply giving up is not part of the startup DNA. Instead, it's time to do everything to attract the attention and imagination of investors, the media, and other technology and business influencers. Here's an easy way to get started. Apply to Virtual Disrupt 2020 as a TC Top Pick.
What is a TC Top Pick? It is an early stage startup that has been rigorously reviewed by theinformationsuperhighway editors for innovation and potential. The few who are lucky enough to receive this award will win a free Digital Startup Alley package, plenty of contact with investors and the media, and a number of other purses to help you survive and thrive – even in difficult times .
This is how it works. You can apply if your startup falls into one of the following categories prior to Serie A.
Social Impact + Education, Space, Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning, Biotechnology + Health Technology, Enterprise + SaaS, Fintech, Mobility, Retail + E-Commerce, Robotics, Hardware + IOT and Security + Privacy.
theinformationsuperhighway editors select up to three startups in each category. Every Top Pick receives a digital startup package that allows three people to exhibit from anywhere in the world. And since everyone wants to know who has achieved the top choice, you can expect many requests for virtual 1: 1 demos and video meetings with investors, media, potential customers and people interested in working together – as you call it. And you have months to advertise and network.
Another big advantage: theinformationsuperhighway carries out a virtual video interview for each top pick startup and advertises the videos on our social media platforms to direct traffic to your website. Your video is an excellent conversation starter and a long-term marketing tool.
We are not finished with all the advantages and possibilities of the Startup Alley exhibitors. Get exclusive access to the Leading Voices webinar series. You'll hear the industry's best brains discussing ways to adapt during and after this pandemic.
All of these networks become much easier and more efficient with CrunchMatch, theinformationsuperhighway's AI-based network platform. It helps you find like-minded investors, founders and other startup influencers and get in touch with them. Save time by only networking with people who can advance your business.
Pour yourself something delicious, take part in the Pitchers and Pitches webinars and optimize your pitch with the theinformationsuperhighway editorial team, which trains the startup Battlefield competitors.
Don't let hard times drive your dream into a ditch. Do everything possible to place your startup in front of the influencers who can help you succeed. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Move on and apply to the TC Top Picks program.
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