New Orleans Startups: Apply For The February 20 Pitch-Off Here

For the first time, TechCrunch is hosting an event in New Orleans. And we’re stoked. On February 20, John Biggs, Jordan Crook and myself are hitting The Big Easy and hosting a massive meetup and pitch-off. Tickets are only $5.

These events are part social gathering and part pitch-off competition where startups or makers have 60 seconds to pitch their company or product to local VCs and TechCrunch editors. These products must currently be in stealth or private beta.

Office hours are for companies selected for the pitch-off. These 15-minute, one-on-one talks will be held on the day of the event. We’ll hear about your company, give feedback, and talk about the best pitch strategy for the rapid-fire competition. Think of us as Adam Levine on The Voice.

We will have 3-5 judges, including TechCrunch writers and local VCs, who will decide on the winners of the Pitch-off. First place will receive a table in Startup Alley at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt NY; second place will receive two tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY; and third place will receive one ticket to TechCrunch Disrupt NY.

General admission tickets are available for $5 and grant the holder a couple of beers and entrance into what will surely be a fantastic night. Buy them below.