Start-Up Alley

Jul 31, 2015

Start-Up Alley is the perfect place to access influencers, develop relationships, receive targeted feedback, and build awareness for your emerging company.

What's in It for You?

Selected participants in Start-Up Alley will receive the following benefits:

  • Space in Start-Up Alley on the EDUCAUSE exhibition floor including table, chairs, Internet, and electrical (approximate $1,500 value).
  • Three complimentary exhibitor passes including entrance to and breaks in the exhibit hall ($180 value).
  • Invitation to a private preconference mixer geared specifically to emerging companies.
  • Opportunity to participate in the Under the Ed Radar pitch competition.* Participants will be selected only among approved Start-Up Alley participants.
  • Exposure to thousands of EDUCAUSE higher educational institution members and attendees.
  • A chance to interact with 275 leading technology companies.
  • Spotlight mention and branding in EDUCAUSE conference promotions and on-site exhibit interaction.

Selected participants will pay a $750 fee for these benefits.


Twenty-four companies will be selected among a pool of diversified applicants to participate and interact directly with our attendees on the exhibit hall floor.

Companies must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply and participate.

  1. Employ less than 50 individuals.
  2. Have less than $1 million in annual revenue.
  3. Business must have launched no more than five years ago.
  4. Accept the Start-Up Alley participation terms and conditions.

Contracts will be reviewed for eligibility and applicability before space is assigned in Start-Up Alley.

* This is the third annual ed-tech pitch competition held in the exhibit hall Learning Theater. Applicants must first be selected as a Start-Up Alley participant. Applications will be reviewed and a maximum of 10 companies will be selected to participate in the pitch competition. A finalist and a runner up will be awarded among a diversified judging pool. More details will become available this summer.

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