• Innovate Celebrate

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    October 15-17, 2018

    Boston, MA

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    3-Day, Global Conference

    Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship

     

    Innovate Celebrate, co-hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ & Startup of the Year, is the premiere global conference celebrating corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, where the biggest names in tech intersect with the world's most cutting-edge startups.

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  • 3-Day Experience

    What to Expect in 2018

    Keynotes, Fireside Chats & Industry Panels

    Hear from trendsetters and industry experts as they lead conversations that will leave you inspired

    Don't miss our inspiring and captivating sessions - past sessions included topics, such as: 5 Innovation Trends To Watch; Funding, Partnerships; VR and How to Keep your Team Focused through Every Stage of Growth.

    6th Annual Startup of the Year Competition & Party

    Top 100 Startup Semifinalists, Food & Cocktails

    Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and networking while you meet the Top 100 semifinalist startups competing in the 6th Annual Startup of the Year Competition.

    Mentor Sessions

    1-on-1 meetings with high-profile investors, entrepreneurs, mentors, and startup experts

    Back by popular demand! Tech leaders and influencers in their respective areas of expertise will be offering a limited number of private 1:1 meetings with founders who wish to take a deep dive into the challenges facing their startup and gain valuable insight and advice to help build their business.

    Mentor Circles

    Small groups of attendees joined by mentors who will lead each session

    Tech leaders and influencers will be leading a limited number of private group Mentor Circles in their area of expertise. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into specific challenges they are having within their business and receive valuable targeted advice for those issues.

    Excursions

    Exciting, fun-filled adventures in and around the Boston area! There will be some amazing activities just for startups.

    Everyone loves the opportunity to kick back with your fellow attendees in a relaxed environment.

  • The Startup of the Year program has been bringing together & showcasing early-stage startups since 2006. The 2018 application will close May 31 (11:59 PM PST).

     

    Learn more and apply today!

     

    Our mission is to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups in the world. In doing so, we have had the pleasure of meeting and helping to amplify the stories of some great companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk, and Uber.

  • Past Startup of the Year Winners

    Oska Wellness

    2017 TechCo Startup of the Year

    Carlsbad, CA

    Oska Wellness, a health-tech, wearable pain relief device. It puts the power of optimized PEMF in the palm of your hand so you can enjoy a pain-free, active lifestyle—and get back to the things you love most in life.

     

     

    ShearShare

    2016 TechCo Startup of the Year

    McKinney, TX

     

    Connects salon and barbershop owners to individual beauty operators to fill unused salon suites and stations on a temporary basis, allowing salon and barbershop owners make money on their excess inventory.

     

    2015 TechCo Startup of the Year

    San Francisco, CA

     

    A blind recruiting app that facilitates job matching based on merit, not molds.

     

    2014 Tech Cocktail Startup of the Year

    Hampton, VA

     

    Eliminating the cost and logistics associated with changing batteries in remotely located sensors. 

     

    2013 Tech Cocktail Startup of the Year

    Boston, MA

     

    The first ever operating system for employee benefits. Maxwell simplifies benefits, reduces costs, and improves employee health. Maxwell Health has gone on to raise over 69 million dollars in funding.

     

  • Consumer Technology Association

    The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies -- 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands -- enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.

     

    CTA also owns and produces CES® -- the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.

    Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year has been bringing together & showcasing early-stage startups since 2006.

     

    Our mission is to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups in the world. In doing so, we have had the pleasure of meeting and helping to amplify the stories of some great companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk, and Uber.

     

    Startup of the Year:

    • Helps founders gain access to top tech investors, mentors, influencers, as well as media exposure to millions of readers
    • Attracts the the most innovative startups from around the world
    • Radiates inclusivity
  • In the Press!

    “(one of the...) The Best Organizations For Entrepreneurs”

    ~ Forbes

     

    “(Startup of the Year)…has served as a launching point for hundreds, if not thousands, of start-ups.”

    ~ Washington Post

     

    “(TechCo is)…one of the countries most recognized organizations for startups and emerging technology”

    ~ Fox News

     

    “(Celebrate is the place for the)…biggest leaders in tech and early stage companies”

    ~ CBS/WUSA9


    “(Startup of the Year events)...attract start-uppers, marketing and PR types... investors; it's usually a crowd large enough to arouse the interest of the fire marshal.”

    ~ Boston Globe

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