Do You Have What It Takes to Be Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year?

Do You Have What It Takes to Be Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year?

How would you like an opportunity to share your startup idea with top investors, influencers in tech, millions of Tech.Co readers , have a chance at grabbing one of amazing prizes reserved for five best ranked startups and visit San Francisco while you are at it? That’s what we thought. 😉

As you already know, we at .ME do our best to support our community members as best as we can. We make sure we promote you on our blog and social media channels, and we also try to help you get the media exposure you need and even funding is possible. To that length, we sponsor many startup hackathons and competitions all over the world and even organize a startup competition of our own as part of our conference. One of such startup events we feel very passionate about it is Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year program.


A Thousand Potential Friends

Each year, thousands of startups vie for a chance to compete at the annual Startup of the Year competition hosted at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference. Produced in partnership with Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the producers of CES, the 3-day event will happen in San Francisco in October 2017.

Last year, the competition had applications from 45 U.S. states and 10 countries. Add your country to the list!

Tech.Co’s internal team and esteemed judges will choose the top 100 semifinalist startups from the applicant pool and invite them to the Innovate! and Celebrate conference where select judges and partners will narrow the pool down to the final five. Those five will pitch their companies to Silicon Valley’s top investors, and one will be crowned the winner.

We had an opportunity to be at Innovate! and Celebrate last year and it was a remarkable event with a unique atmosphere, which is why we wanted to take part in it this year as one of the supporting sponsors. We also love an opportunity to see one of .ME startups there, so don’t wait, apply now!


Competition Criteria

The organizers are looking for the most innovative early-stage companies out there from a variety of verticals. There are several criteria though:

  • Startups must have less than $4 MM USD in funding
  • Startups must be less than 4 years old
  • Startups must have a live, operating product or service
  • Startups must be INNOVATIVE!

Applications are open now until April 20, 2017.

In its 5th year, Innovate! and Celebrate 2017 will be a lively mix of startup founders, entrepreneurs, tech leaders, influencers, investors and industry experts from around the world coming together to share and learn with a goal to help you grow your business.

Grab this opportunity, apply today, and let’s meet up in San Francisco! 🙂


Sanja Gardasevic

Digital marketing professional with a passion for technology, creative challenges, and giving back to the community.

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