RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Technology Association’s State of Technology conference is May 16 with a theme of “Preparing Your Business for the Mobile Revolution.” New to the event this year is the Startup Showcase.

The Startup Showcase will feature six emerging companies, headquartered in North Carolina that are developing a standout mobile technology such as devices, mobile apps, portable or wearable technologies, or other. Selected companies will be given six minutes on stage to pitch to an audience of more than 500 business and technology leaders. Attendees then will have the chance to vote on the most impressive/viable startup.

Visual and interactive presentations are highly recommended to encourage audience participation.

Selected companies will be given two complimentary tickets to attend the event and pre-conference reception, along with recognition in event promotions.

Participating companies must meet the following criteria:

• A startup or emerging technology company, headquartered in North Carolina

• Have an innovative mobile technology product or service

• Submit interest form no later than Friday, April 4

The selected companies will be notified by Friday, April 11.