This past weekend, Outlier HQ hosted their 2nd annual Founders Weekend Pitch Competition in St. George Utah at the Electric Theater.  Among the 22 registered teams screened in the first round, only 8 made it to the 2nd round and were given an opportunity to pitch at the event.  Three finalists, ARTI, Teton Valley Brands, and Heroic, were invited to pitch on the final day.

ARTI, a new real estate transaction experience was recognized as the Judges second choice.  Teton Valley Brands offering traceable sourcing for real Idaho potato chips won audience choice, and Heroic Cybersecurity, a combination of identity theft protection and antivirus protection earned Judges choice.

Matt Walter, CTO pitching ARTI said, “The feedback we are getting about ARTI is phenominal.  Our goal is to solve the information transparency problem for buyers and sellers of real estate.  In the past, clients didn’t really know what was happening in a real estate transaction unless they asked their agent.  Now, with our proprietary transaction window, clients and other industry partners share the same workspace with the agent and can see contracts, marketing, critical dates, progress indicators, and a facebook like activity feed for their transaction.  We are trying to give people what they want, transparency, structure, and speed.”

Neil Walter, CEO for Brokers Technology pitching ARTI commented, “We were really excited to pitch at Founders Weekend.  There were some exceptional firms at the event.  We are honored to be part of the whole process including the speakers, panels, and networking that went on to support technology development across the region.  I would highly recommend anyone interested in learning more about entrepreneurship or technology ventures to come next year.”

Founders Weekend hosted by Outlier HQ is a 2-day entrepreneurial conference located in St. George.  This year there were 215 registered attendees with three presentation streams, keynotes, and the pitch competition.

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About ARTI:
ARTI is not artificial intelligence or a robot, he has no interest in taking over the world, but he is here to make real estate easier for everyone.  He helps move the transaction process along, keeps everyone informed, and provides insight through a proprietary transaction window.  ARTI brings structure, speed, and transparency to real estate transactions.  He may not be a person, but once you get to know him, you won’t be able to imagine real estate without him.  ARTI is a better way to transact real estate.

About ERA Brokers:
ERA Brokers Consolidated is a brokerage infused with proprietary real estate technology. The organization operates commercial and residential brokerages in Utah and Nevada. With over 300 agents and staff, ERA Brokers Consolidated closed over 3,000 transactions worth nearly $1 billion in value in 2016, and manages more than $250 million in assets for its clients.