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GiftAMeal Selected as a Top 25 Startup of the Year at SXSW

Andrew Montgomery (EN '20)
March 7, 2019

GiftAMeal to compete in Austin against top startups from around the world.


From GiftAMeal’s Blog

GiftAMeal has been invited to participate in the 2019 Startup of the Year SXSW Competition. Startup of the Year is powered by Established, a consultancy focused on helping organizations with their innovation, startup, and communication strategies. GiftAMeal will join the ranks of great companies that have passed through their events over the past decade such as GrubHub, ShearShare, Maxwell Health, Groupon and Uber.

“We’re incredibly excited and are ready to build on a great year of growth. In the last year we’ve raised an investment round, won an Arch Grant and numerous other awards, and grown the business in a huge way. We’re excited about the opportunity to share our journey and scaling plan at SXSW,” said GiftAMeal Founder and CEO Andrew Glantz.

GiftAMeal will fast-pitch in a lightning round on the rooftop of the Startup of the Year House at Maggie Mae’s on March 10, and if selected as one of the Top 5 Finalists, present later that afternoon on stage to esteemed judges such as Todd Klein, Partner, Revolution; Lolita Taub, Principal, Backstage Capital;  Kimberly Bryant, CEO, Black Girls Code; Carol Lynch, President, Sandoz US and Head of North America. Other stellar judges include: Andre Heeg, Sandoz; Kira Blackwell, NASA iTech; Christina Bechhold Russ, Samsung NEXT; Sarah Kunst, Cleo Capital and more.

“This is a great opportunity to get the word out about GiftAMeal to potential partners and customers. We’ve grown so much in the past year, drastically increasing our restaurant base, users, and revenue. We can’t wait to showcase GiftAMeal in front of this global network of investors and influencers, as well as the global startup community,” said Jacob Mohrmann, CMO of GiftAMeal.

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