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Entrepreneur With the Best Startup Idea Will Win Big in Pitch.Tech Competition Backed By Radix and Startup Grind

With well over 1,000 new gTLDs now available it is very hard to stand out in the crowd. It takes a lot of marketing money, persistence and fresh ideas to break through the clutter. Radix has been one of the most consistently successful registry operators on that front and the Pitch.tech competition that is currently underway, is a great example of how they keep beating the odds. 

To help promote their .Tech TLD (one of nine Radix operates), they teamed up with the world's biggest startup community, Startup Grind, to create a "pitch competition" for idea-stage entrepreneurs that will give the winner $10,000 in equity-free funding and over $100,000 in startup benefits through Startup Grind. 

Every competitor submitted their pitch on a video, with each video then hosted on a pitch.tech subdomain - for example, the link to Arbol's 3-minute pitch for their idea (a platform that enables low income students to get financial support from online sponsors) 

 

is www.arbol.pitch.tech. Startup Grind members in over 600 local chapters in more than 125 countries around the globe view the pitches and vote for their favorites. Chapter level voting ends today (June 18, 2021) with the top vote getters moving on to the Chapter Finals next week. The winners from the Chapter Finals (to be announced June 28) then advance to Grand Finals voting June 29-July 5 that will determine which entrepreneur has the best startup idea.

 

This is the kind of win-win initiative that helps everyone grow. .Tech gets more attention for their industry defining TLD, Startup Grind adds more members who can benefit from the boundless resources they offer startup entrepreneurs, and the competition's winners take home cash and valuable resources that will help turn their great idea into a reality. Everyone that entered also wins, gaining pitch experience and seeing techniques others used to move their ideas forward. 

 

Suman Das
.Tech Sr. Director of Brand Operations

Suman Das, Senior Director of Brand Operations for .Tech Domains, noted “This virtual competition provides an opportunity for idea-stage entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to kickstart their startup journey and get access to resources and visibility that they need in the launch-phase."

Derek Andersen, Co-founder & CEO at Startup Grind, added, "Startup Grind’s mission has always been to help founders, entrepreneurs, and startups succeed, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic circumstance. We are excited to partner with .Tech Domains to further our work supporting the startup community."

With this kind of innovative marketing since .Tech launched in 2015, the TLD has grown to more than 300,000 registrations and, according to Crunchbase, some 250 startups operating on .Tech domains have raised over $4 billion in funding to date. Those are the kind of numbers that are hard to ignore!

(Posted June 18, 2021)

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