By Bob Ambrogi on January 23, 2023
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Help pick the 15 legal tech startups that will get to compete at the seventh-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW 2023. Your votes determine the 15 companies selected to face off in a live pitch competition that will be the opening-night event of this year’s TECHSHOW, which is March 1-4 in Chicago. They also get to exhibit in a special Startup Alley portion of the exhibit hall.
Below are summaries of the semifinalists. Each summary links to more-detailed information provided by each startup in its application. Once you have reviewed them, you can FIND THE BALLOT HERE.
DEADLINE FOR VOTING IS FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2023, AT 11:45 P.M. ET.
Important: Changes to the Voting this Year
In consultation with the TECHSHOW planning board, we have decided to make two notable changes to the voting this year:
You will be limited to five votes. In past years, we placed no limit on the number of votes any one person could cast. This led to concerns about bot use and inflated numbers. This year, you will be able to vote five times on a single ballot. You may vote for your top-five favorites or five times for top favorite.
We have listed 40 companies on the ballot as semifinalists. In past years, the judges narrowed the ballot to 25 semifinalists. This year, out of the 55 applications we received, the judges felt that so many deserved the opportunity to compete that we eliminated only 15 and we are putting the rest out for your votes.
The increase on the ballot from 25 to 40 companies made listing them all on a single page unwieldy. Thus, listed below are summaries of each (as provided by the startups), with links to pages containing more-detailed information as taken from their applications, including, for most, a demo video.
Please cast your vote here — and remember that the deadline is Feb. 3.
Elevator Pitch: LegalType is the world’s first adaptable SMART keyboard for lawyers and law students. It is also the World’s first highly customizable keyboard that eliminates repetitive tasks and is compatible with most European languages. Unlike existing legal keyboards, LegalType is available both as a programmable mechanical keyboard and as a software-only solution. We facilitate document assembly and automation, thereby delivering significant savings of time and money.
What makes you unique or innovative?
Our first-to-market features include shortcuts for Word and Outlook, Unicode symbols (i.e., § ¶ Δ π © ® ™) and international and crypto currency symbols (i.e., ¥ € £ Ξ ₿). Our programmable firmware keyboard delivers automation in a few key presses. We add a layer of functionality to the keyboard without overriding the user’s default settings, which also makes it compatible with international keyboards. Lawyers have achieved improved efficiency, accuracy and savings with our innovative solution.
Read this startup’s detailed application.
Learn more about this company at the LawNext Legal Tech Directory.
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