• October 15 - 17, 2018

  • Thank you for everyone who was able to join us in Boston!

    Innovate Celebrate, co-hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and Established (formerly TechCo Media), is the premiere global conference bridging the gap between the very best emerging startups and the world’s leading technology brands.

  • Speakers, Judges and Mentors

    Thank you to our stellar speakers, judges and mentors.

    Founder and Managing Partner,

    Backstage Capital;

    CEO and Co-founder, Backstage Studio

    Chairman, CEO and Founder


    Founder and CEO,


    VP, Vision Technology, Warby Parker

    Founder and Managing Partner,

    Material Impact

    Co-founder and President, ID8 Innovation

    Program Executive,

    NASA iTech


    General Partner,

    Initialized Capital

    General Manager, Local Motors; General Manager, External Affairs, LM Industries

    Founding Partner,

    Reign Ventures and 1000 Angels

    Managing Partner,

    NextGen Venture Partners

    Director of Citizen Engagement,

    Congressional Management Foundation

    President and CEO,

    Consumer Technology Association



    Executive Vice President and General Manager,

    Imaging Technologies and Communications Group,

    Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    Senior Director and General Manager,

    Canon U.S.A., Inc.




    FGC Plasma Solutions LLC

    NASA iTech,

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, bcause

    COO and Co-founder, BallotReady

    CEO and Co-founder,

    Maxwell Health

    Director, Hardware Partnerships,


    Managing Director, Techstars Boston


    President and CEO,


    Director of Corporate Partnerships,


    CEO and Founder,

    BenjiLock, LLC

    Managing Partner,

    TargetPath, LLC

    Director of Content,

    Sports Innovation Lab

    CEO and Co-founder,

    Sports Innovation Lab

    Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder

    Director, Market Research

    Consumer Technology Association


    Managing Director,

    TransLink Capital

    Managing Director, Marketing & Experience Transformation,



    Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund


    Head of New Business Strategy, Amazon Exclusives





    Commercial Innovation, Technology Lead,




    Sr. Director, Government Affairs,

    Consumer Technology Association

    Managing Director,

    Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator

    Professor of Comparative Media Studies,


    Managing Director,

    CLTX Gaming


    Living in Digital Times


    Harvard Medical School

    President and Chief Medical Officer


    Community Relations Manager,

    Samsung NEXT



    Sorrentino Media and EyePatch Case


    Tampa Bay WaVE Accelerator


    Samsung NEXT Ventures


    Community Development Director,




    Embarc Collective


    Client Advocate,



    Manager of Hardware Outreach,



    Sr. Business Development Manager,


    Tech and Social Media Attorney,

    Saper Law


    SVP and Head of Fintech Engagement,




    Matrix Advisors, LLC


    Managing Director,

    Peak Ventures, Inc.


    Engagement Director,


    VP of Sales,



    Senior Director, Innovation and Trends

    Consumer Technology Association


    Rebel Desk

    VP of Early Stage Practice,

    Silicon Valley Bank

    Founder and CEO,

    Start Co.

    Executive Director, Commercialization and New Ventures,

    UMass Lowell


    Analytical Space

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery,

    New England Baptist Hospital

    Investment Associate,

    Plum Alley

    CTO and Co-founder,

    ClearSky Data, Inc

    Brand, Product and ECommerce Manager,

    Johnson Outdoors

    President and COO,

    Genprex, Inc.

    VP of Network Strategy, Catalant Technologies



    Co-founder, Chief Executive and Managing Partner,

    Founders First Capital Partners, LLC


    PH Advisors

    Entrepreneur, Investor

    Director, eCommerce Product Management,



    Future Ready Solutions


    Marketing Matters


    Operations Inc

    Managing Partner,



    Hedgehog Technology Services

    Chief Marketing Officer,


    Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager,


    Managing Director,

    RevUp Capital

    Entrepreneur, Investor

    Co-founder and CEO,

    The Grommet

    COO Revelry Labs and Revelry Ventures,


    Founder and CEO,






    Founding Partner,

    Independence Equity

    Investor and CEO,

    AZA Consulting


    ID8 Innovation

  • Schedule

    Make strategic connections and find new partners via sessions specifically designed to bridge the gap between startup founders, seasoned executives, investors and other attendees.

  • Special Evening Events

    Innovate Celebrate has two incredible evening opportunities for conference attendees and those in the Boston-area. Check out Startup of the Year Showcase and Celebration and Digital Fight Club: Boston below.


    Both events are included in with the conference ticket. Tickets are also available as individual evening tickets (register links are below).

  • Special Evening Event

    Monday, October 15 | 6 PM - 9 PM | Liberty Hall

    Startup of the Year, established in 2006, is a global competition and network established to elevate and support startup founders.


    - 100 startup founders competed

    - Top 5 battled it out on stage


    The 2018 - 6th Annual Startup of the Year WINNER is...

    Aperiomics, Inc.


    People's Choice Award | Fade

    Fan Favorite Award | HiberSense, Inc.

    CES Eureka Park Booth Winner | WeatherCheck


    Meet all 100 Semifinalists at the Startup of the Year Celebration and Showcase.

    Join the Top 100 Semifinalists as they showcase game-changing products.

    Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and networking.


    Your conference ticket gets you in for free - can't make the entire conference, but want to join us just for the party?

    Past Startup of the Year Winners

    2017 Startup of the Year

    Carlsbad, CA

    UPDATE September 2018: Read what Oska Wellness is doing now.


    Oska Wellness is committed to developing health and wellness technology-driven products that assist individuals in living a more active, pain-free lifestyle.

    2016 Startup of the Year

    McKinney, TX

    UPDATE July 2018: Selected as a winner for the first-ever Fidelity Labs Reshape the World competition; April 2018 - Won Judge's Favorite at Google Demo Day


    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 Startup of the Year

    San Francisco, CA

    UPDATE July 2018: Won the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for Innovation in Connecting People.


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

    2014 Startup of the Year

    Hampton, VA

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

    2013 Startup of the Year

    Boston, MA

    UPDATE July 2018: Maxwell Health acquired by Sun Life Financial June 2018 for an undisclosed amount.


    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.

  • Special Evening Event
    Tuesday, October 16 | 7 PM - 8 PM | Liberty Hall

    First rule of Digital Fight Club...You talk about Digital Fight Club

    For the first time on the east coast, we bring you Digital Fight Club: Boston at Innovate Celebrate.

    Not sure what a Digital Fight Club is? Watch Mark Cuban referee last year's AI fight in Dallas.


    Ten of the sharpest wits in Boston will spar in five "fights" on Robotics/AI, Health Tech, Cryptocurrency, Future of Work and Self Driving Cars. Digital Fight Club is powered by Accenture. The audience and Refs will judge the fights with our own Digital Fight Club App. Mayhem, indeed!

    Register for Innovate Celebrate and access to Digital Fight Club: Boston is included!


    Can’t attend Innovate Celebrate?

  • 2018 Sponsors & Partners

    Thank You!


    Interested in connecting your brand to the Innovate Celebrate audience of startup founders, seasoned executives and investors? Email Rich@est.us.

    Digital Fight Club: Boston Sponsor

    Startup of the Year

    Prize Provider

    Special Business Extra offer

    Startup of the Year

    Prize Provider

    Startup of the Year

    Prize Provider

    Community Partner

    Startup of the Year

    Prize Provider

    Startup of the Year

    Prize Provider

    Community Partner

    Mentor Sessions


    Official 2018 Innovate Celebrate Llama Sponsor

    Pitch Coaching


    Startup of the Year Sponsor

    Community Partner