"Which of the judging criteria was most important to you during the judging process?" I was sitting down with the judges after the RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown Finals, feeling pretty lucky to be surrounded by such experienced, knowledgeable people. "Business viability." "Innovative technology." "Pitch." And then an answer I wasn't expecting... "Impact." Dalton Wright, a partner at Kickstart Seed Fund, said that while he was looking for business viability, he was also looking for an idea that would have an impact. Wright's own past ventures include Alta Ventures Mexico, Mexico's first early stage venture fund, and working with a team of researchers...
When registering for RootsTech last year, I tried to find more information about Innovator Summit to know if it was for me. After finding only one blog post about it, I decided that my interest in entrepreneurship and technology was reason enough to attend. I have always admired friends and family members who start their own businesses. I respect their courage, inspirational work ethic, and determination. I love to watch ABC’s Shark Tank and learn about people who put their all into a business often started in their garage. Looking for the RootsTech Pass Giveaway Contest instructions? Scroll to the bottom of...
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