Chicago, IL — Verie, LLC, a former 2015 SXSW Accelerator Finalist has advanced to the second round of the Techweek Launch championship, which will take place tomorrow, Friday, June 26 at Merchandise Mart, along with 15 other semi-finalists. Verie is a mobile, virtual photo ID that allows users to share a verified ID with any person or business they choose. Verie’s goal is to revolutionize the online world by creating the means to combat fraud, violent crime, and false identities.
The pitches for the 16 semi-finalists will begin at 10:00am and end by 2:00pm. As Techweek’s top attraction, the Launch competition gives a lot of exposure and press to the finalists of this event. The Regional and National winners of the competition can receive up to $50,000 in cash and prizes from Techweek, along with potential funds from interested investors and venture capitalists. Aside from the exposure, participants receive mentorship in the form of feedback from judges, practice in their pitching, and possible connections with potential customers and investors. For more information on the schedule and times, click here.
“We’ve seen so much innovation in our industry at Techweek Chicago this week,” says Anatoly Nirshberg, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Verie. “We’re thrilled that we were one of the 16 startups chosen to advance to the semifinals, out of nearly 150 impressive competitors. We’re looking forward to the pitches tomorrow, especially since we get to share the stage with fellow Chicagoans!”
Verie was a featured finalist at the 2015 SXSW Accelerator Conference that took place in Austin, TX in March. The startup was selected for the Social Technologies category. At a time when online security threats are at their highest, the Verie application is not only relevant but a possible game changer within the digital space. The company is helping people protect against fraud by verifying that who they’re talking to online is the person they say they are.
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