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RTN Reveals Start-Up Alley Semi-Finalists at MURTEC 2023

15 red-hot tech startups will be showcased at MURTEC in Las Vegas, March 6-8.

Fifteen of the most innovative restaurant tech solutions have secured a coveted spot in Restaurant Technology Network’s Start-Up Alley at MURTEC 2023, taking place at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas March 6-8. 

Sponsored by Comcast Business and PathSpotStart-Up Alley will open the conference on March 6 with 15 Semi-Finalists. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with the start-ups and other technology solutions in the main MURTEC exhibit hall. 

“RTN’s Start-Up Alley is dedicated to nurturing the restaurant industry's most promising technology entrepreneurs, and this year’s Top 15 lineup is ready to shine. In just three short years since inception, this competition has become a highly anticipated highlight of MURTEC,” says Angela Diffly, Co-Founder of Restaurant Technology Network (RTN). “We encourage all attendees to stroll through the Alley to check out unique solutions, meet the next-generation of tech talent driving the industry forward, and make your own predictions about who or what may be the next big game changer in the restaurant world.”

2023 Start-Up Alley Participants:

The judges' top three will participate in a Shark-Tank style session on the main stage on March 7. Attendees will cast their vote for their favorite solution, and the winner will be revealed in real-time. 

Watch the 2022 Start-Up Alley winning pitch here from Hellometer.  


The Judges

The live, on-site judges are: Carissa De Santis, PMP, CTO, Brix Holdings; Robert Notte, VP of Technology, MOD Super Fast Pizza; and  Zerrick Pearson CIO, Five Guys

Incumbent Judges are: Phil Crawford, CTO,  CKE Restaurants; Astrid Isaacs, CTO, Bloomin’ Brands; and  Tom Seeker,  CIO, Earl Enterprises

MURTEC Start-Up Alley 2020: Where are They Now?

Hospitality Technology is the parent brand of the Restaurant Technology Network (, a membership community of restaurants and suppliers working together to solve industry challenges by shaping standards and sharing best practices.

Hospitality Technology (HT)  is the only publication dedicated to covering the role of information technology in improving business performance for both hotel and restaurant operators. The Hospitality Technology editorial portfolio reaches more than 16,000 hospitality industry executives, four networking and educational events (MURTECHT-NEXTand MURTEC Executive Summit and Hospitality Technology Forum), a comprehensive website, e-newsletters, web seminars, and several exclusive annual reports and studies. Hospitality Technology is published by EnsembleIQ, headquartered in Chicago. 

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