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Startup Riot: One Day In February That Could Change Your Life

So what does it take to land yourself more than four hours of one-on-one meetings with the likes of GRP Partners, Foundry Group, Redpoint Ventures, AOL Ventures and at least four more heavy-hitting investors? You could take your great idea and killer pitch on the road, and never lock-in a schedule like that. So it’s simple: get your startup registered to present now, and take down one of the top three spots (audience vote) at Startup Riot. Now that’s a prize package.

For those not familiar with the Atlanta institution that is Startup Riot, this is the fourth year of our town’s biggest startup demo day. The 2011 version is being held February 16 at The Tabernacle, and features Andrew Warner of Mixergy as the keynote speaker. And in true rapid-fire fashion, the event gives 50 startups three minutes on stage in front of 500 of the most influential investors, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs. It’s a chance to take your company to the next level, or jump your way right into the scene.

In addition to top-tier investor meetings, the winning startups get legal and marketing services, and the overall winner also takes down more than $8,000 in video production services. Talk about a great way to make bootstrapping less painful!

So get yourself registered to pitch or attend, and I’ll give everyone an insider’s pro tip: my main man Allan Branch from LessAccouting took the top prize last year with his trademark mix of simplicity, clarity and a small dose of profanity. So leave your Fortune 500 boardroom pitch at home, and come ready to wow the crowd. Enjoy the post-pitch interview with Allan below, and we’ll see you in February.

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