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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, New Technology
Group at Intel Corporation
Charles "CJ" Prober
Chief Operating Officer, GoPro
Amy Jo Martin
New York Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO, Angel Investor and Podcast Host
Chief Technology Officer for
the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the
Department of Homeland Security
CTO, Mayfield Robotics
Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors
General Partner, Maveron
Senior Digital Sport Innovation Manager, New Balance's Digital Sport Division
Advisory Leader, Iconoculture Consumer Insights
Subhrangshu "Sub" Datta
Chief Business Officer, Soft Robotics
Chief Investment Officer, San Francisco 49ers and a Managing Partner, Aurum
Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab
Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab
iTech Program Executive & OCT Innovation Liaison, NASA
Co-founder and General Partner, Hustle Fund
Jocelyn Ling Malan
Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships, and Casting Lead, Shark Tank
Founder, StartupSB and The Sandbox
Principal, Social Starts
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Caerus Ventures
President, Start Co
Co-founder and CMO, Octane AI
Principal Tech and Innovation, Kiddar Capital
Managing Director, Intel Capital and Co-Lead, Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Director of Business Development, TradeHelm
Gabriella Draney Zielke
Co-founder and Partner, Tech Wildcatters
Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware, Indiegogo
Director of Hardware Outreach, Indiegogo
Principal, Grishin Robotics
Founder and CEO, Vator
Founder, The Picks & Shovels Co
Co-founder, Tech for Campaigns
Marketing Manager, Google for Entrepreneurs
Director, Microsoft for Startups | West
Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and President, Phone2Action
1000 Angels & Reign Ventures
Co-founder and CEO, TechCo Media
Jose Morey, MD
Senior Medical Scientist, IBM Watson Research and Medical Technology and Artificial Intelligence Adviser, NASA iTech
BlueSalve Consulting & Interim Management
Creative Catalyst, AdHocnium
SVP of Advanced Technologies, Enterprise Ireland Mountain View
Venture Partner and Advisor, Translink Capital
Senior Director, Equity Crowdfunding, Indiegogo
Senior Vice President of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Consumer Technology Association
Product Management Consultant
Ashley Juchawski, Esq.
Startup Attorney, DLA Piper Global Law Firm
VP Corporate Development, Techstars
Senior Director Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
Executive Advisor & Business Coach, and the COO of Revelry Labs
Partner, Lattice Ventures
Founder, Media Strategies
CEO and Co-founder, ID8 Innovation
Partner, 500 Startups
Account Director, Airfoil Group
Founder and CEO, BusinessBlocks
VP Corporate Development and Strategy, Techstars
Advisory Board Member, Global Accelerator Network and Founder, Start Co.
COO, Matrix Advisors LLC
Dr. Ray Muzyka
Product Leader and Startup Advisor
USPTO Resource Supervisory Patent Examiner
USPTO Primary Patent Examiner (currently on Outreach Detail, West Coast Regional Office)
UX Designer, Angel List
Founding Partner, V1
Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, & Mentor
Vice President of Product Design, Yahoo and Oath
Senior Manager of Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
President and Founder, Stamford International Inc.
Founder, Saper Law Offices
Vice President, SurePath Capital Partners
President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
Founder and Managing Partner, Router Ventures
CEO and Founder, Invisionate
Vice President of Communications, Consumer Technology Association
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.
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
2013 Tech Cocktail Startup of the Year
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 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”
“(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”
“(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