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Holland & Hart Launches Biggest Little Startup Competition


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Holland & Hart, in partnership with The Abbi Agency and J.A. Solari & Partners, has launched the Biggest Little Startup Competition from September 25 to November 12 to support the growth of one emerging Northern Nevada company. The winner of the competition will be awarded a prize package valued at $25,000, which includes $5,000 cash, corporate legal services from Holland & Hart, PR and marketing services from The Abbi Agency, and accounting services from J.A. Solari & Partners.

The contest will take place in two phases:

Phase One — Video Entry and Voting
Participants are asked to submit a three-minute video describing their startup concept and what entrepreneurship means to them to the competition’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/biggestlittlestartup by October 16. The public will vote for their favorite startup video through Facebook from October 16 to October 31. The five entered videos with the most Facebook votes on October 31 will be selected to participate in a live pitch competition.

Phase Two — Live Pitch
The five videos with the most votes will participate in a live pitch competition on November 12 at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center in Reno. A panel of judges will select one winner based on depth of business planning, previous sales performance or test marketing, and growth strategy. The winner selected at the live pitch competition will be awarded the prize package valued at $25,000.

Only existing or proposed businesses are eligible to enter the Biggest Little Startup Competition. To be eligible to participate, businesses must 1) maintain a primary operating location within 100 miles of Reno; and 2) gross income in any of the years 2013, 2014, or the first nine months of 2015 that does not exceed $300,000.

About Holland & Hart:
Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national and international clients of all sizes. Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Hart’s approximately 500 lawyers have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com.

About The Abbi Agency:
The Abbi Agency is a creative, PR and digital agency with offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Its team of brand strategists combine business, marketing, communications, and design thinking to develop meaningful, differentiated, and authentic brands for companies big and small, start-ups or stalwarts. For more information, visit theabbiagency.com.

About J.A. Solari & Partners:
J.A. Solari & Partners provides corporate accounting and assurance services in the practice areas of aviation, real estate, health care, manufacturing, family wealth and estate planning. J.A. Solari & Partners also provides business consulting and strategic planning, and works with non-profits and government entities, personally and publicly owned middle-market businesses, and high net-worth individual accounts. For more information, visit jasolariandpartners.com.

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