• Startup of the Year Events​

    TechCo's Startup of the Year is a year long process where the TechCo team and our worldwide community come together multiple times to celebrate, recognize, and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Innovate Celebrate Conference

    Fall 2018

    • The 6th Annual Startup of the Year Competition will culminate at the InnovateCelebrate conference next fall!
    • Join us on for this 3-day, global experience that connects the savviest of startups to corporate innovators, investors, and more.  
    • Experience top-notch speakers, trending topics, mentor sessions, and excursions.

    6th Annual Startup of the Year Celebration

    Fall 2018 in conjunction with Innovate Celebrate

    • The Top 100 Semifinalists will showcase their product at the Startup of the Year Celebration that will take place in conjunction with Innovate Celebrate.
    • Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and ample networking while you meet the Top 100 semifinalist startups competing in the Startup of the Year Competition

    Startup Night Downtown Vegas

    January 8, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada

    • Co-presented with Consumer Technology Association (CTA),  we will host our annual Startup of the Year Startup Showcase & Mixer on January 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Selected startups* will showcase and pitch to the community in Downtown Las Vegas and compete for a spot at Innovate Celebrate. *Selected startups must be a part of CTA's Eureka Park.

    SXSW Startup Night & Pitch Competition

    March 2018 | Austin, Texas

    One of our favorite times in the year is during SXSW. Every March, the TechCo team travels to Austin, Texas to host a handful of awesome parties and our annual SXSW Startup Night pitch competition.

    • Invited startups will have the chance to participate in a pitch competition and showcase their product.
    • The two top performing startups at this event will be automatically placed to participate in the finals at Innovate Celebrate.
    • There are many opportunities to connect with top investors, accelerators, and partners at our SXSW events.
    • Applications will open soon! Stay tuned.
  • Host Your Own Event

    Community members are encouraged to create and host their own Startup of the Year events. We provide the Startup of the Year playbook to help guide you in producing an awesome startup showcase event, startup meet-up, or happy hour. If you're interested in hosting a regional event, please fill out the form below.