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From the panoramic 19th floor of the 111 West Monroe building in Downtown Phoenix, nearly 200 competitors and spectators from Arizona’s growing list of SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies participated in Allbound’s first annual SaaS ping pong tournament last Thursday, October 1, 2015. All proceeds from the event, totaling approximately $1,000, were donated to the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation.
Allbound offers an all-in-one SaaS platform that centralizes and connects the people, content and technology in a company’s sales ecosystem to make partner channels more effective. The goal of the tournament was to draw attention to the growing list of SaaS companies in Arizona, while also developing a fun and competitive tradition for the community.
32 teams competed in a single-elimination tournament dominated by champions Chris Romuzga and Karan Shah from United Web, owners of the Nextiva and SiteLock brands. Second place was awarded to Brian Tanner and Shayne Peterson from WebPT.
“This event really showcased everything great about the current state of Arizona’s tech scene,” said Allbound founder and CEO Scott Salkin. “It was diverse, competitive, friendly and definitely full of team spirit and energy. And, it was a great opportunity to support an important not-for-profit organization.”
The mission of the Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is to provide free event tickets to family members of troops killed in action, members of our military, and veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities. Attending these events helps reduce stress, strengthens family bonds, and builds lifelong memories while encouraging service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.
“It was a privilege to be involved in this unique event designed by Allbound,” said Al Maag, CMO of Vet Tix. “What an exciting vibe! Vet Tix will use every dollar donated to buy more concert or sports tickets for military families to attend events they can’t afford.”
Sponsors included Acceleprise, Arizona Technology Council, Axosoft, BDO, Canal Partners, Cereus Graphics, Esoteric Audio, F|Staff, Hidden Track Bottle Shop, InfusionSoft, Keyser, Nextiva, Mills + Woods Law, onTop Technology Corp., Picmonic, Sauce Pizza + Wine, Silicon Valley Bank, Tallwave, Tiempo Development and WebPT.
Leftover food from the event was also donated to Waste Not, a nonprofit organization that collects excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and other food purveyors and delivers that food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry.
Allbound intends to make the SaaS ping pong tournament an annual event.
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