• 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

    Come listen, learn and participate in the conversation.


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    Founder and Managing Partner,

    Backstage Capital;

    CEO and Co-founder, Backstage Studio

    Chief Information Officer, Belkin International


    Program Executive,

    NASA iTech


    Managing Director, Techstars Boston


    NASA iTech,

    Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, bcause

    Co-founder and Managing Partner,

    1000 Angels

    Chief Strategy Officer,

    Local Motors

    Managing Director,

    Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator



    President and CEO,

    Consumer Technology Association


    Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund



    Sorrentino Media and EyePatch Case



    Community Relations Manager,

    Samsung NEXT



    Tampa Bay WaVE Accelerator

    Manager of Hardware Outreach,



    Director, Hardware Partnerships,


    Community Development Director,




    Embarc Collective


    Client Advocate,



    SVP and Head of Fintech Engagement,




    Matrix Advisors, LLC


    Tech and Social Media Attorney,

    Saper Law


    Sr. Business Development Manager,


    Managing Director,

    Peak Ventures, Inc.


    Investor, Samsung NEXT Ventures


    VP of Sales,



    Program Director,

    Techstars Boston



    Proximity to Power


  • 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.

  • Ticket Information

    Special Notes for Ticket Buyers


    Media is complimentary with the appropriate credentials (please follow through the Media registration path). Learn more about CTA Membership and becoming a part of the global Established Community.

    Early-Bird Tickets | By 8/31

    $199 - CTA Member and Established Community

    $349 - Non-Member/Community


    Startup of the Year Party only - $29

    Regular Tickets | By 10/14

    $249 - CTA Member and Established Community

    $399 - Non-Member/Community


    Startup of the Year Party only - $39


    On-Site Tickets/At the Door

    $299 - CTA Member and Established Community

    $449 - Non-Member/Community


    Startup of the Year Party only - $49


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


    - 100 startup founders compete

    - Top 5 battle it out on stage

    - 6th Annual Startup of the Year Champion announced


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


    Startup of the Year Celebration and Showcase 

    Monday, October 15 | 7 PM - 9 PM | Liberty Hall

    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? Register below.

    Past Startup of the Year Winners

    2017 Startup of the Year

    Carlsbad, CA

    UPDATE July 2018: Won Best New Technology Solution - Pain Management from the MedTech Breakthrough. This is the second MedTech win - Oska Wellness won in 2017 for the Best iOT Healthcare Wearable Device.


    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.

  • Innovate Celebrate 2017 Recap

    Enjoy last year's recap.

      Register today - 2018 promises to be the best year yet.

  • 2018 Sponsors

    Thank You!


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

    Special Business Extra offer
  • Hotel Reservations

    Make your reservations at the Revere Boston Common Hotel by September 14 to receive the Innovate Celebrate Group Rate.

    Revere Boston Common Hotel
    Address: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Phone: (617) 482-1800

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