2018 APPLICATION
Requirements
  • The company must be in operation for no more than 3 years
  • The company must have at least one paying customer
  • Annual sales volume under $5 million
  • The product must focus on use of technology to solve a problem within the restaurant industry, including: Supply chain, Marketing, Sustainability, Payments, Workforce and Operations.
  • Must be a new exhibitor – the company may not have exhibited at the NRA Show previously
  • Must not be a current NRA Show exhibitor
  • May not participate in Startup Alley for more than one year

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If selected to participate in Startup Alley, you will be required to pay the $2500 fee. Are you able to pay the fee by the due date of March 1, 2018? *
The Fine Print: 
 
Requirements
  • The company must be in operation for no more than 3 years
  • The company must have at least one paying customer
  • Annual sales volume under $5 million
  • The product must focus on use of technology to solve a problem within the restaurant industry, including:
    • Supply chain
    • Marketing
    • Sustainability
    • Payments
    • Operations
  • Must be a new exhibitor – the company may not have exhibited at the NRA Show previously
  • Must not be a current NRA Show regular exhibitor
  • May not participate in Startup Alley for more than one year
  • Participants must have their kiosk manned all four days of the NRA Show and all Show hours.
  • Participants may sponsor other aspects of the NRA Show. For more information, see this page: https://show.restaurant.org/exhibit/sponsorships
Cost
 
The cost to exhibit is $2,500 – a considerable discount on the regular exhibitor fees. The completed contract and fee payment is due by March 1st. 
 
Inclusions

The Startup Alley exhibit space is meant to be a turn-key experience. That is, the exhibiting company should be able to walk in and exhibit without much set up or pre-planning.

The Startup Alley area and kiosks will have:

  • Overhead printed banner designating space as Startup Alley
  • Directional and promotional signage
  • Carpet
  • 1- VIP Wireless Internet access (WiFi)
  • Daily cleaning
  • Small trash can per exhibiting company
  • 1 small kiosk with a countertop and built-in storage area
  • Graphic panel with company name and logo (company may provide graphic based on specs provided by NRA). Graphic must be approved by NRA.
  • Promotion as an official pavilion
  • Listing in the official Exhibitor Guide
  • 3 exhibitor badges good for all four days of the NRA Show

The exhibiting company may bring any of the following, provided it all fits on the kiosk’s countertop:

  • Laptop computer and power cords
  • TV or monitor
  • Tablet devices
  • Brochures and printed materials
  • Swag items

The exhibiting company may not bring anything meant to stand on the ground, including:

  • Banners
  • Easels
  • Backdrops