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Text Request Takes on Techweek NYC, Impresses Crowd

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Local Chattanooga startup Text Request is heading to New York City to compete in Techweek, which promotes itself as the city’s “greatest celebration of innovation and technology.”

“Chattanooga is an incredible place to be an entrepreneur, and to build a tech company,” says James Dawson, Text Request director of sales. “And New York is without a doubt a great place to compete.”

Techweek features a multi-round pitch competition that's open to the public, and hosts dozens of speakers from Fortune 500 companies to venture capitalist firms, and more. There will also be a public expo of competitors, along with individual meetings between startups and investors.

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“There are several things we’re trying to get out of this trip,” Dawson continued. “One is fulfillment. We’re doing well within our niche, but winning this competition will validate everything we’re doing.

"Even if we don’t win, the publicity and feedback we’ll get from being involved in Techweek, in a town like NYC, could prove invaluable.

Dawson is also looking forward to the chance to sit down and talk with potential investors.

“Thousands of New York businesses are going to be in the crowds, and it will be great to get in front of people we can't reach just in Chattanooga."

Techweek between Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 17, and the team, reportedly, couldn't be more excited for the opportunity!

The competition features a total of 50 startups from across the nation, who all compete for $50,000 in prize money, and the chance to work with seasoned investors.

Update: Text Request finished in the top 16 of Techweek NYC.

Learn More About Text Request

Text Request is a leading business solution for managing text conversations. Businesses can use their existing phone number, or choose a new local area code text number.

Users simply login to their account to send and receive messages at will. All accounts get unlimited users, and all the features your business needs to succeed! To learn more, visit www.textrequest.com.

Learn More About Techweek

Techweek is a purpose-built conference and media company in 9 cities, with week-long conferences throughout the year.

Techweek partners with tech leaders, corporations, and the community to build a unique experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and Hero Companies. For more information, visit www.techweek.com.

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