TiE startup pitch competition at Google in NYC
I spend a week a month in Hartford now for the Upward accelerator (previous update). On my way out there last week, I stopped by NYC because Google was hosting the TiE pitch competition. There were 200+ companies, 70 semi-finalists, and 5 finalists. We made it to that top 5 to present in front of a few hundred people there up on stage. https://ny.tie.org/pitchcompetition/
We took 3rd, not bad for an unrehearsed drop-in. 1st place had millions of dollars of revenue and a VC term sheet in hand, so we think we did great.
Our Hartford deployments are going well. We showed the Shelbourne installation to all the other sponsor companies, it was very well received. We have another install already started with a second Upward partner, wiring is happening as we speak. We'll announce it as soon as it goes live!