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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Black-Owned Tech Start-Up Wins Big With Amazing Robotic Bartender Technology

Monsieur Wins TAG Competition
Barry Givens (far left), CEO and co-founder of Monsieur, and his team

Monsieur, a technology company that has developed an artificially intelligent robotic bartender, is the winner of the 9th annual Business Launch competition sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Applicants for the competition were screened by an experienced panel of entrepreneurs. The best ones were assigned a mentor for the duration of the competition, and then a winner is chosen from the finalists.

Monsieur beat out three other start-ups in the final round, and will receive a $50,000 grant, a spot in Venture Atlanta, and more than $100,000 in donated services from the Atlanta business community.

Tino Mantella, president/CEO of TAG, commented, “We congratulate Monsieur and all of the companies who participated in this year’s extremely strong competition. We look forward to the growth and continued success of these companies and we thank all of our sponsors and volunteers who have made the TAG Business Launch Competition possible.”

According to their web site (www.Monsieur.com), Monsieur is an artificially intelligent robotic bartender that "makes great tasting cocktails that keep people happy and businesses profitable." The technology can be used at home or commercially, and can be managed with cloud management software. The company pitch promises users to: “Put your personal bartender in the palm of your hand.”

They have already been featured in CNBC, Maxim Magazine, Entrepreneurs Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and more.

For more details about the TAG competition, visit www.tagonline.org
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