• Innovate Celebrate

    3-Day, Global Conference

    Celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship

     

    Innovate Celebrate, co-hosted by Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ & TechCo Media, 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.

     

    The event brings together tech companies – both small and large – and presents opportunities to partner, invest, collaborate or launch new products and services. We have an exciting three-day experience planned, filled with stellar keynotes, fireside chats, industry panels, mentor sessions, workshops, coaching and more. Oh, and we’ve thrown in a little fun with networking events and excursions.

     

    Coming Fall 2018!

     

     

  • 3-Day Experience

    What to Expect

    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 San Francisco area

    Enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities in the area on the Monday of the conference, and get to know San Francisco! Everyone loves the opportunity to kick back with your fellow attendees in a relaxed environment.

  • 2017 Speakers, Judges, & Mentors

    Check back often for updates.

    Josh Walden

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Technology
    Group at Intel Corporation

    @jmw1123

    Charles "CJ" Prober

    Chief Operating Officer, GoPro

    @GoPro

    Amy Jo Martin

    New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO, Angel Investor and Podcast Host

    @amyjomartin

    Holly Liu

    Co-founder, Kabam

    @hollyhliu

    Michael Hermus

    Chief Technology Officer for
    the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the
    Department of Homeland Security

    @mikehermus

    Kaijen Hsiao

    CTO, Mayfield Robotics

    @lyriendel

    Justin Fishkin

    Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors

    @justfishkin

    David Wu

    General Partner, Maveron

    @daviddavidw

    Portia Blunt

    Senior Digital Sport Innovation Manager, New Balance's Digital Sport Division

    @portiablunt

    Kara McGuire

    Advisory Leader, Iconoculture Consumer Insights

    @kara_mcguire

    Subhrangshu "Sub" Datta

    Chief Business Officer, Soft Robotics

    @SoftRoboticsInc

    Brano Perkovich

    Chief Investment Officer, San Francisco 49ers and a Managing Partner, Aurum
    Partners LLC

    @branoperkovich

    Angela Ruggiero

    Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab

    @angelaruggiero

    Isaiah Kacyvenski

    Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab

    @isaiahkaz

    Kira Blackwell

    iTech Program Executive & OCT Innovation Liaison, NASA

    @Kirablackwell

    Eric Bahn

    Co-founder and General Partner, Hustle Fund

    @EricBahn

    Jocelyn ​Ling Malan

    Principal, Incandescent

    @j_ling

    Brandon Andrews

    Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships, and Casting Lead, Shark Tank

    @brandontalk

    Kyle Ashby

    Founder, StartupSB and The Sandbox

    @kyleashby

    Mayra Ceja

    Principal, Social Starts

    @socialstarts

    Gregory Borchardt

    Co-founder and Managing Partner, Caerus Ventures

    @GCBorchardt

    Andre Fowlkes

    President, Start Co

    @AndreFowlkes1

    Ben Parr

    Co-founder and CMO, Octane AI

    @benparr

    Cheryl Foil

    Principal Tech and Innovation, Kiddar Capital

    @CherylFoil

    Christine Herron

    Managing Director, Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund

    @Christine

    Dave Ciaglo

    Director of Business Development, TradeHelm

    @dmciaglo

    Gabriella Draney Zielke

    Co-founder and Partner, Tech Wildcatters

    @gabdraney

    Kate Drane

    Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware, Indiegogo

    @KateDrane

    Ilan Cohen

    Director of Hardware Outreach, Indiegogo

    @realilancohen

    Ashish Aggarwal

    Principal, Grishin Robotics

    @ashishaaggarwal

    Susan Cooney

    Founder and CEO, Givelocity

    @StartupHandler

    Bambi Francisco

    Founder and CEO, Vator

    @bambi100

    Matt Galligan

    Founder, The Picks & Shovels Co

    @mg

    Jessica Alter

    Co-founder, Tech for Campaigns

    @jalter

    Becca Samson

    Marketing Manager, Google for Entrepreneurs

    @bsamson24

    Jeff O'Hara

    Founder, Edmodo

    @zemote

    Brian Gorbett

    Director, Microsoft for Startups | West

    @gorbett

    Ximena Hartsock

    Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and President, Phone2Action

    @ximenahartsock

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan

    Managing Partner,
    1000 Angels & Reign Ventures

    @ericaminnihan

    Frank Gruber

    Co-founder and CEO, TechCo Media

    @FrankGruber

    Jose Morey, MD

    Senior Medical Scientist, IBM Watson Research and Medical Technology and Artificial Intelligence Adviser, NASA iTech

    @DrMorey1

    Robert Heiblim

    Principal,

    BlueSalve Consulting & Interim Management

     

    @rheiblim

    Chris Heuer

    Creative Catalyst, AdHocnium

    @ChrisHeuer

    Sara Hill

    SVP of Advanced Technologies, Enterprise Ireland Mountain View

    @saravainer

    Eric Hsia

    Venture Partner and Advisor, Translink Capital

    @e_hsia

    Michael Hughes

    Senior Director, Equity Crowdfunding, Indiegogo

    @mhhughes8

    Jeff Joseph

    Senior Vice President of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Consumer Technology Association

    @jajoseph

    Ed Gutman

    Product Management Consultant

    @eddie

    Ashley Juchawski, Esq.

    Startup Attorney, DLA Piper Global Law Firm

    @DLA_Piper

    Laura Kennedy

    VP Corporate Development, Techstars

    @iLauraKennedy

    Steve Koenig

    Senior Director Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

    @KoenigSteve

    Thomas Knoll

    Executive Advisor & Business Coach, and the COO of Revelry Labs

    @thomasknoll

    Brittany Laughlin

    Partner, Lattice Ventures

    @br_ttany

    Cheryl Delgreco

    Founder, Media Strategies

    @msipr

    Mara Lewis

    CEO and Co-founder, ID8 Innovation

    @Melewis18

    Marvin Liao

    Partner, 500 Startups

    @marvinliao

    Angela Leon

    Account Director, Airfoil Group

    @acorsi

    Justin Kulla

    Founder and CEO, BusinessBlocks

    @justinnovation

    Don Loeb

    VP Corporate Development and Strategy, Techstars

    @donlbe

    Eric Mathews

    Advisory Board Member, Global Accelerator Network and Founder, Start Co.

    @ECMathews

    Frank Parrotto

    COO, Matrix Advisors LLC

    Dr. Ray Muzyka

    Co-founder, BioWare

    @RayMuzyka

    Sanjai Marimadaiah

    Product Leader and Startup Advisor

    Chau Nguyen

    USPTO Resource Supervisory Patent Examiner

    @USPTO

    Andrew Polay

    USPTO Primary Patent Examiner (currently on Outreach Detail, West Coast Regional Office)

    @USPTO

    Jason Putorti

    UX Designer, Angel List

    @putorti

    Cyrus Radfar

    Founding Partner, V1

    @cyrusradfar

    Larry Richenstein

    Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, & Mentor

    @LawrenceRich

    David Robinson

    Vice President of Product Design, Yahoo and Oath

    @davidrdesign

    Lesley Rohrbaugh

    Senior Manager of Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

    @CTA

    Paul Sabbah

    President and Founder, Stamford International Inc.

    @SabbahStamford

    Daliah Saper

    Founder, Saper Law Offices

    @SaperLaw

    Josh Scherman

    Vice President, SurePath Capital Partners

    @joshscherman

    Gary Shapiro

    President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

    @GaryShapiro

    Jeff ​Slobotski

    Founder​ and Managing Partner, Router Ventures

    @slobotski

    George Stepancich

    CEO and Founder, Invisionate

    @gstepancich

    Tyler Suiters

    Vice President of Communications, Consumer Technology Association

    @TylerSuiters

  • Amazing Prizes

    The 2017 Startup of the Year Winner received an array of valuable products and services from TechCo's dense network of sponsors to contribute to the startup's continued success.

     

    Interested in Partnering or Sponsoring? Contact us.

    Prizes, Media Attention, & More

    In addition to prizes, such as American Airline business extra points, the winner will receive a special invitation to Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island, to network during the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC).

     

  • 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.

    TechCo Media

    TechCo is a media company and events organization for startups, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts. Since 2006, its goal has been to amplify local tech communities and give entrepreneurs a place to get informed, get connected, and get inspired.

     

    TechCo dedicates itself to covering news, spotlighting up-and-coming startups, and industry trends online, and hosting events in cities across the globe.

  • Innovate Celebrate in the Press!

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

    ~ Forbes

     

    “(TechCo)…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


    “(TechCo 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

    Are you Media looking to cover Innovate Celebrate 2017? Contact us.

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