Important Startup Alley Notice: Change In Qualification Criteria

Attention all legal tech startups: We have made a change in the Startup Alley criteria that should now open applications to more companies.

We are eliminating the requirement that your company had never before exhibited at a national legal technology conference. Provided you meet the other criteria, you are now eligible to apply.

By way of background, applications are currently open for the Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, Feb. 14-17, 2024. From all received, 15 will be selected to go to TECHSHOW, where they will compete in an opening-night pitch competition and have the opportunity to exhibit in a special Startup Alley section of the exhibit hall.

Over the previous seven years of the competition, one criteria for applying has been that your company has never exhibited at a national legal technology conference. When I posted the call for entries for this year’s competition, I again included that requirement.

Since then, several startups have reached out to me with questions about this requirement, leading me, in consultation with the TECHSHOW board, to reconsider it.

We have now decided that having previously exhibited elsewhere should not disqualify a company that is otherwise an eligible startup.

If that requirement had kept you from applying, now is your chance.


You can read more about the competition in this post, or proceed directly to the application here.

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