Here at Torsh headquarters in New Orleans, there are always exciting things happening in our own backyard. Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest garner plenty of attention (to name just two). But as a technology start-up, we are also excited about the Collision Conference taking place in NOLA from April 26-28. (Sidenote: Conference organizers remind you that you can “come for Collision and stay for Jazz Fest,” since this year’s conference falls between the two festival weekends.)
Collision bills itself as “America’s fastest growing tech conference.” Indeed this year’s event, only the second one, will draw close to 10,000 attendees from more than fifty countries. It’s where “The giants of the Web assemble,” according to the Wall Street Journal. So who’s going to be there? CEOs from top startups, leaders from some of the world’s largest tech companies, investors, media, and our own CEO, Courtney Williams.
What’s even more exciting: Courtney will represent Torsh during one of Collision’s key events, the Launch Pad PITCH competition. The goal of the competition is to give rising U.S. markets valuable exposure to investors and the media. The cities highlighted this year are Birmingham, Buffalo, Charleston, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham, New Orleans and San Antonio.
Torsh is one of three companies from New Orleans that will compete for four semi-final slots and ultimately, the chance to present in front of thousands of attendees and hundreds of investors. The winner will advance to take on the best companies from the Collision Pitch (not to mention go home with lots of hometown pride).
Courtney has been hard at work brushing up on his presentation. We know he’ll have a lot to say about TALENT, our proprietary platform for teacher professional development, and how it’s transforming education. Coaching teachers to transform student outcomes is what we’re all about, and we are proud to share our company and our mission with the world. We’re also pretty excited that Torsh is representing our great city. So, from the team here at Torsh, we wish Courtney luck! And we hope to see all of you soon down here in The Big Easy. With so many great things going on, we probably will.
For more information on this year's Collision Conference, click here.