31 Oct '14, 11am

Baseball Season Over? No Worries, You Can Watch Startup Pitchers Do Battle

Baseball Season Over? No Worries, You Can Watch Startup Pitchers Do Battle

Startup competitions have long been a popular sport in Silicon Valley. Demo has been declaring “DemoGods ” for decades; TechCrunch crowns a champion of its Battlefield . Startup battlegames have even been parodied on TV . But they haven’t been marketed as sport outside the tech community. An organization called Get in the Ring is trying to change that. They say startups need something more than “friends, family and fools.” They also need fans. To make the startup competition even more recognizable as a sporting event, the organizers have changed the traditional stand-on-stage-and-pitch-to-the-judges format—they’re putting the startups in an actual boxing ring, two at a time. Competitions are being held this fall in eight regions: North America , South America , Africa , Asia , Eastern Europe , Western Europe , Southern Europe , and the Middle East . The winners of each wil...

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