Thank you for everyone who was able to join us in Boston!
Speakers, Judges and Mentors
Thank you to our stellar speakers, judges and mentors.
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).
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...
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.
Past Startup of the Year Winners
2016 Startup of the Year
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.
2013 Startup of the Year
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.
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!
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2018 Sponsors & Partners