Looking to Expand Your Startup?
You're in the right place! Learn what you'll gain from being involved in Tech.Co's Startup of the Year program.
Meet Top Investors
This is your chance to network and develop relationships with Tech.Co's community of investors, mentors and industry leaders. Meet the people who can propel your business forward!
Join Tech.Co's alumni of startups, develop life long connections and meet people who can help drive the success of your business.
The best companies at Innovate! and Celebrate will be eligible for participation in Tech.Co Ventures. In addition to this Investment Community, many funding opportunities arise at Innovate! and Celebrate between our startups and investors, mentors and judges.
Tech.Co has a dense network of sponsors who offer their products and services to ensure the highest successes of our startups. American Airlines business travel points, IBM business services credits, various startup resources, media coverage, connections with nationally recognized accelerators, awesome gear, and community recognition are among potential prizes.
Before you apply please make sure your company falls in line with our application requirements. Please refer to our FAQ page for more answers to common questions.
Program Process & Timeline
To ensure your application is submitted successfully, please carefully review our program process and be aware of important deadlines.
>> We invite thousands of startups to apply as they look to take the next step towards success.
>> Selected startups get to participate in various events, get exposure to our millions of readers, and more.
>> Our influencers, investors, judges and internal team go through a rigorous process to find the top 100 startups who will be invited to our Startup of the Year competition at the annual Innovate! and Celebrate event.
November 15, 2016 - May 31, 2017
Startup applications will be accepted. It is very important all applications are complete during this time period. There will be no deadline extensions. Deadline is midnight (PST) May 31.
June 1 - July 15, 2017
Tech.Co internal team will review applications. Tech.Co’s network of external judges will review and assess the applicant pool as well.
June 13 - June 30, 2017
Live polling begins on Tech.Co. Selected startup applicants will be entered into this poll. Make sure to share with your network!
Tech.Co will send invitations to the Top 100 Startups to head to the semifinal competition at Innovate! and Celebrate.
October 9-11, 2017
Innovate! And Celebrate commences! Startups, conference attendees, judges, mentors, investors, and tech leaders will congregate in San Francisco, CA for the big event. Bring your A-Game!