Guest blog post by Jeff Tippett, Calvert Creative
Are you an entrepreneur who wants to put your ideas in front of thousands? Start-ups of all types can enter to win the opportunity to claim a spot on the all-new Start-up Alley at the Greater Raleigh Chamber’s 2012 Business Expo. Start-Up Alley is a contest for area start-ups driven through community voting and powered by social media. The winners will get to showcase their products or services to attendees in a special section of the show floor and connect with fellow start-ups and also get to pitch their business to angel investors and experienced entrepreneurs at a special panel event during the show for invaluable feedback.
Start-ups can register their companies on the Chamber’s registration page. They then promote their companies through social media, email marketing, word of mouth, etc. The nine companies with the most votes will win an opportunity to display their company on showroom of the Raleigh Convention Center at the Business Expo ’12. In addition, they will have the opportunity to pitch their company to an expert panel in an afternoon session. And following the expo they will be invited to a private networking event.
Why should a start-up participate?
Brand Awareness: Opportunity to tell THOUSANDS about your start-up at the largest B2B expo in our state. You get consumer feedback and potential customers.
Expert Advise: Pitch your company to angel investors, a business attorney, a product specialist, and a tech start-up CEO. You walk away with tons of expert advice to take your start-up to the next level.
Networking: Guaranteed invitation to a private networking event following the Business Expo.
Steps to move forward:
2. Promote your company to everyone you know.
3. Promote more.
Need more information? Contact Jeff Tippett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.459.8662.