LISBON, Portugal and SAN FRANCISCO, November 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
15 Promising Startups From Various Industries and Geographies Exhibited as Part of the Startup League
The Startup League, an initiative undertaken by Radix, the Registry behind domain extensions like .ONLINE, .TECH and .STORE, amongst others, aims to give deserving startups better marketing and PR opportunities on a global scale, as evidenced by the 15 startups that were sponsored by the Startup League at Web Summit 2016. Startups from diverse industries and geographies came together under the Startup League to project their ideas and interact with some of the brightest minds in the tech world.
The Startup League emerged out of the need to address the Marketing and PR hurdles that are responsible for the failure of most startups. The idea behind the Startup League is to offer startups on Radix domain extensions an added advantage in terms of Marketing and PR by providing them benefits including :
- At least 25% sponsorship on their booth fees (30% for Web Summit)
- PR mentions in leading startup portals
- Free t-shirts
- Booth goodies
- Branded schwag
According to Sandeep Ramchandani, the Business Head of Radix,"The primary objective is to ensure 'effective marketing' for all of the Startup League's 40, and counting members by offering distinctive domain names to stand out amongst the competition and economical ways to magnify global presence so as to create a universal brand image."
Web Summit is one of the leading technology conferences of the world, held this year in Lisbon, Portugal; it attracted over 50,000 attendees, 15,000 companies and 1,500 startups from 166 countries. 15 startups from various industries - technology, health and nutrition, sports, and even content writing - and geographies - Europe, America and Latin America - exhibited as part of the Startup League; these included aeracars.tech, epitrack.tech, uxh.space, krakenprod.tech, foodstamp.tech, istmos.tech, taskomat.tech, innovationmeasurement.tech, hirefreehands.tech, aedmap.online, sportifyapp.tech, post.press, youclap.tech, booknow.tech and nu-rise.tech.
The 2016 Web Summit saw an incredible tide of startups on new domain extensions, apart from the 15 already in the League, with Radix's .TECH leading the pack with a count of over 20 adopters. The startups exhibiting under the Startup League umbrella were well received at the event, generating a positive response from the audience, a few notable investors and members of the startup ecosystem.
The annual PITCH competition at Web Summit, which pits 200 of the most deserving startups against each other in front of distinguished investor panels, influential media, and thousands of attendees in a battle that spans 3 days, nominated 4 of the startups from the Startup League, AIM, Nu-Rise, HireFree and Sensei. Of these, Nu-Rise, a startup that builds innovative radiation detectors, saw it through till the very end of the semi-final round.
The CEO of AeraCars, Morten Revill, stressed on the benefits of having "a great, well-defined name [aeracars.tech]", in addition to benefits that were unheard of. Marco Lotti, the founder of AIM, one of the 4 startups nominated for PITCH, elaborated on the experience at Web Summit, saying that, "Being a part of the Startup League made the whole Web Summit experience better for us. The benefits are for real; the team is warm and great to work with. I would recommend this program to any early stage startup looking to exhibit at upcoming events."
Following the positive feedback received at Web Summit, the Startup League will be expanding its reach to more events, including Disrupt London, CES in Vegas, SXSW in Austin and Launch in SF. The Startup League has also partnered with known startup enablers like Founders Space, Whub and Founder Institute to potentially benefit startups under the wing of these communities.
About the Startup League:
The Startup League is a Radix initiative, launched in August 2016, aimed at providing Marketing and PR support to startups on new domain extensions. Radix (Radix FZC) is a portfolio Registry for new domain extensions and has secured uncontested registry rights to, .TECH, .STORE, .ONLINE, .SPACE, .SITE, .PRESS, .HOST and .WEBSITE, with an investment of over $40 million in these extensions.
Lenold Sequeira Vaz