In just a few hours we will meet (virtually) in the Magic City in Miami. Since we first informed you about our new Spotlight series, we’ve received a ton of registrations and some amazing submissions for our pitch-off.
The small event consists of three segments: Networking, Pitch-Off and Fireside Chat with Rebecca Danta, Managing Director of Miami Angels, and Brian Brackeen, General Partner of Lightship Capital. Everyone is welcome to attend today’s event, but it’s specially programmed to support and highlight the people of the Miami area.
Register here. It’s free.
Meet our TechCrunch City Spotlight: Miami Pitch-Off Companies and Judges
We had to go through some fantastic submissions to get the five their companies will showcase to our judges today. We think you’ll agree that Miami’s best came out in full.
Let’s meet with the companies first:
- Evan Leaphart will share his unique approach to helping children learn how real actions lead to financial consequences Kiddie credit
- Lacey Kaelani has been a casting professional for years. How’s Still Going With Craigslist Ads And Databases Hacked? No idea. Casting depot aims to solve this problem.
- Samella Watson, founder of Sebiya, will remind us that when you travel, where you stay is more than just a place to sleep.
- Dan Saltman has seen people from all walks of life trying to deal with the footprint social media leaves. Sometimes you want to start over. Edit is the tool to do it.
- D Marie Thompson has a very personal history regarding nursing and she started it MyRa solve a problem that affected her and her colleagues.
The three judges who have the difficult task of determining a winner and runner-up are:
Each company has four minutes to present themselves and then the judges have a few minutes to ask questions. After all companies have pitched, the judges have five minutes to decide who will take the crown of the first-ever TechCrunch City Spotlight pitch-off champion.
Not in Miami? Do not worry. TechCrunch is bringing this series of free events to other cities in the US and abroad. In the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting similar events in Pittsburgh, Detroit, and other countries as TechCrunch delves deep into growing tech scenes outside of Silicon Valley.