Tech.Co: Startup of the Year Competition & Tour

Being a startup is about more than just hard work. While drive goes a long way in facilitating success, showcasing your innovative ideas in a meaningful and supportive atmosphere is the key to launching your startup with gusto. Fortunately, our partner Tech.Co provides that atmosphere with their Startup of the Year competition! The top 100 startups selected will be asked to join Tech.Co and the Consumer Technology Association teams at Innovate! and Celebrate in San Francisco for the annual competition.

The History

Tech.Co has been showcasing startups since 2006. In doing so, they have met and helped amplify the stories of great companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, and even Uber. Each year, Tech.Co reviews thousands of applications, eventually narrowing the applicant pool to the top 100, who are invited to advance to the semifinal round of competition in San Francisco in October.

The Reasons to Apply

Tech.Co is looking to support the best and brightest startups and entrepreneurs in pushing their operation to a higher level. There are many aspects of Startup of the Year that will empower you to leverage your ideas.

Network with Top Investors

This is your chance to develop relationships with Tech.Co’s community of investors, mentors, and industry leaders. You’ll meet people who can propel your business forward, like Jeff Clavier, Lisa Lambert, Cheryl Foil, and many more.

A wide range of accelerators will also be present at the conference. They offer capital, along with the guidance and experience you need to make an impact on your industry. These partners include Techstars, DreamIt Ventures, Tech Wildcatters, 500 Startups, Amplify.LA, and many more.

Win Prizes

Tech.Co has a dense network of sponsors offering products and services that ensure the highest successes of our startups, including American Airlines business travel points, IBM business services credits, potential investment by TechCo Ventures, valuable startup resources, and media coverage.

The Requirements

Tech.Co wants to support innovative ideas coming from young startups and burgeoning entrepreneurs. Before you apply, please make sure your company meets competition requirements.

  • Fewer than 4 years old
  • No more than $4 Million USD funding at time of application
  • A live and viable product
  • Be Innovative! – We are looking for high growth, disruptive companies

The Application

If you want to be the Tech.Co’s 2017 Startup of the Year, apply today. The 100 startups will be invited to compete in San Francisco, CA for Innovate! and Celebrate, and will be on their way to startup success in no time! Apply before May 31!