Extract from Jason Tashea’s article “Techshow first-timer wins Start-Up Pitch Competition”
Social media insight startup Voluble’s first ABA Techshow experience promises to be a memorable one.
ABA Techshow kicked off Wednesday evening from the Hyatt Regency in Chicago with the second annual Start-Up Pitch Competition, pitting legal tech startups against one another in a pitch contest.
First-time attendee Voluble was announced as the “clear-cut winner” by co-host Mary Juetten, founder of Traklight and Evolve Law, alongside co-host Bob Ambrogi, a legal technology blogger. The company, which helps aggregate and analyze social media data for litigation pertaining to consumer perceptions, defeated 13 other startups to win first prize: a one-year membership to Evolve Law, an online community created by co-host Juetten that recently merged with the blog Above the Law; free booth space at next year’s Techshow and a company profile in Above The Law.
“We didn’t know what to expect,” says Brenda Arnott-Wesson, Voluble CEO, after the event. “It was a huge surprise that we won.” This is the company’s first trade show.