@Pay Wins SXSW Scrappy Startup Challenge


@Pay is excited to announce that we’re one of five winners for the SXSW Scrappy Startup Challenge! “I think we’re looking for a variety. Who represents Albuquerque? The best, which are going to get the most benefit out of South by Southwest, will represent Albuquerque well,” said Eric Renz-Whitmore, community manager of the New Mexico Technology Council, to Albuquerque Business First. Read the full announcement on Albuquerque Business First. View @Pay’s two-minute pitch on Newscastic.

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@Pay is honored to be a finalist for the SXSW Interactive Scrappy Startup Challenge, an initiative of the New Mexico Tech Council and Hugh Forrest, Director of the SXSW Interactive Festival.

Forrest says the donation of these badges is an effort to create a stronger bridge between Albuquerque and Austin: “Having visited Albuquerque in September, I was inspired by the region’s growing startup ecosystem. I’m excited to get more New Mexico entrepreneurs to Austin in March for the 2015 SXSW Interactive Festival.”

@Pay is one of 11 Albuquerque startups who made the finalist round. Albuquerque has recently seen an explosion of entrepreneurial innovation and the second round of the SXSW Scrappy Startup Challenge takes place in the middle of the city’s Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration.

Finalists will each give a two-minute presentation for a panel of judges during the PNM Innovation Speaker Series, held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque) on Wednesday, November 19, from 6-8 p.m. The featured speaker for the evening is Gary Schoeniger, co-founder and CEO of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative.

Five winners will be selected for the SXSW Scrappy Startup Challenge. The award includes:

  • 1 Full Badge for the startup to attend SXSW Interactive (March 13-17, 2015)
  • 1 hour coaching session provided by Sara Douglas & Company
  • 1 hour attorney consultation provided by Lerner Venture Law
  • Image consulting session with Runway Apparel
  • Personal Branding consultation session with Tamara Decker
  • 1 free seat at FatPipe ABQ for six months
  • Round trip transportation (via startup-RV) to Austin, TX

@Pay is proud to be an innovative tech startup in the growing entrepreneurial scene of Albuquerque. Come see our live pitch and cheer for us and our fellow startup friends!

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