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Two Bit Circus Takes Best Bootstrap Award at SXSW V2V’s V2Venture Competition

Two Bit Circus (2BC), an engineering entertainment company that is reimagining the world of play, took home the Best Bootstrap Award at the second annual SXSW V2Venture’s pitch competition, that took place on July 16, 2014 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

“We've done over 4M in revenue to date without raising a cent,” said Eric Gradman, CTO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus. “It's all come from of the pockets of our happy customers. We're thrilled to be recognized for this accomplishment.”

V2Venture is a fast-paced pitch event geared to take the most innovative startups through a rigorous review and rehearsal process before unleashing them on a live audience and panel of esteemed judges. More than 200 companies submitted to present at V2Venture.

Christine Herron (Intel Capital) emceed the competition along with three industry expert judges for each category.

Two Bit Circus is reimagining out-of-home entertainment and developing new platforms that seamlessly combine invention, performance, and media creation. These integrated platforms also provide a pathway for playful learning. STEAM Carnival is a 2BC production launching October 22nd in Los Angeles that connects games, fashion, and music with hands-on learning to inspire kids of all ages to pursue STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

“The caliber of finalists selected to participate in the second annual V2Venture pitch competition were not only outstanding, but innovative and clear leaders in their industries. We’re happy to provide a platform for these companies to take their products or services to the next level,” said SXSW V2Venture Event Producer, Chris Valentine.

For a complete list of V2Venture finalists and winners, visit the following site: http://sxswv2v.com/v2venture

About Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. Engineering entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, they blur the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement. Based in Los Angeles, this interdisciplinary team of artists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs develop spectacular productions with the goal to inspire, engage, and reinvent the way people play and learn.

For more information: Like TwoBitCircus on Facebook, follow @TwoBitCircus on Twitter, and visit www.twobitcircus.com

About SXSW V2V

SXSW V2V is an extension and re-imagining of the legendary SXSW experience with an emphasis on the creative spark that drives entrepreneurial innovation. This four-day event brings the startup and venture capital communities together with the creative industries that have helped to make SXSW so special. SXSW V2V serves innovators and entrepreneurs from across all the industries at the core of the SXSW Family of events - technology, music, film, fashion, health, education, sustainability, and more - as they learn the skills, make the connections, and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level. This excitement-packed event takes place Sunday July 13, 2014 through Wednesday July 16, 2014 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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