BostInno: Tech Madness Update: You Picked the Sweet 16, Now Vote For the Elite 8

We’re back with Tech Madness updates.

We’ve wrapped up Round 2 of voting. You picked the Sweet Sixteen contenders. Now, it’s time to whittle down the competition to eight. Let’s start with some quick numbers: A total of 57,399 votes have been cast in the competition thus far, and 15,384 of those were cast in Round 2.

Cybereason maintained the lead and took over Klaviyo with 56 percent of the votes. Meanwhile, after going neck and neck all week, took the win from Affectiva to secure a spot among the Sweet Sixteen. And Formlabs sneaked past Catalant to advance.

Before you vote, ask yourself: Which company am I ready to support with my own money?This can be because you’re bullish about one company’s product or another’s mission. A vote for one company is not a vote against another—but Tech Madness is a friendly competition, and one must move on.

Below are the companies that made it to the next round:

  • Cybereason vs. PathAl
  • vs. Lovepop
  • ezCater vs. Formlabs
  • The Predictive Index vs. ProdPerfect
  • Berkshire Grey vs.
  • Privy vs. Neurala
  • Flywire vs. Cogito
  • Jobble vs. Building Engines

In the public bracket, a total of 5,375 votes were cast, 1,514 of them in Round 2. Some notable plays: CarGurus took the win from Abiomed by almost 300 votes, and Tripadvisor raced past Carbon Black by 100 votes.

The new matchups are:

  • Tripadvisor vs. Chewy
  • iRobot vs. CarGurus

As a reminder, we’ll keep you posted on who’s advancing (and who’s not going to make it) via BostInno’s very own website. Each step will be announced here on BostInno and in our BostInno Beat newsletter (subscribe here). Join us on social with the hashtag #TechMadnessBOS.

Private Bracket Voting Schedule

  • Round 3 (Sweet Sixteen): March 19 – 23
  • Round 4 (Elite Eight): March 24 – 26
  • Round 5 (Final Four): March 27 – 30
  • Round 6 (Finals): March 31 – April 2
  • 2020 Tech Madness Private Bracket Champion Announced: April 3

Public Bracket Voting Schedule

  • Round 3: March 19 – 26
  • Round 4 (Finals): March 27 – April 2
  • 2020 Tech Madness Public Bracket Champion Announced: April 3

How to Vote

You can vote in the private bracket here.

Original article contributed by: BostInno

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