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Huntersville, NC – ProctorFree was one of more than 250 applicants selected for the semifinal round of “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash“. Get in the Ring, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, is an international pitch competition that offers entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their companies against other startups in different countries, and continents.
ProctorFree, along with 19 U.S. semifinalists, has until Sept. 26 to submit a three-minute video detailing its team, achievements, financials, and investment proposition. Based on video entries and written applications, five American finalists will be chosen and announced the week of Oct. 6 to advance to the North American level of competition, held Nov. 6-7 in Kansas City, Mo.
Mike Murphy, co-founder of ProctorFree, said “We’re really excited about the opportunity to pitch with such great startup competitors and represent the education technology space.”
The five U.S. finalists will go against five finalists each from Canada and Mexico for the continent’s championship title. The North American champion will be announced during an exciting livestreamed event where the entrepreneurs actually step into a boxing ring for a verbal sparring match to determine the best startup. The North American champion will ultimately travel to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to compete against winners from six other global regions as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Get in the Ring is hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, a private, non partisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.
ProctorFree is an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment. Using biometric and machine learning technologies, ProctorFree has eliminated the need for a human proctor during testing. This innovative technology creates a convenient testing option for distance education students and increases the credibility of online certificates and degrees for higher education institutions. For more information about ProctorFree please visit www.proctorfree.com.