A new aspect of IdeaFunding 2018 that the committee added were Morning Pitch Competitions. With four categories, with at least four teams in each, we were able to thus expand the value, reach, and impact for entrepreneurs and their teams in Tucson. (Here is the list of categories.)
One of the teams from morning competition that went on to compete in the Mainstage Competition was Audivity, which is simply storytelling made simple. By converting blogs into NPR-level podcasts in less than 3 hours Audivity is right where the market is. The number of people listening to podcasts over reading is growing. People listen to them during commutes, exercise, even over the Sunday dinner.
(Attribution to podcastinsights.com)
We think this could be a perfect chance for our daily rags to reach their audiences (new and old) in new ways. Do you have a blog? Try them out and mention Startup Tucson sent you their way!