• 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! and Celebrate Conference

    October 9-11, 2017

    • The 5th Annual Startup of the Year Competition will culminate at the Innovate! & Celebrate conference in San Francisco from October 9-11.
    • 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.

    5th Annual Startup of the Year Celebration

    October 10, 2017

    • Join us Tuesday, October 10 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the InterContinental San Francisco for this innovative startup showcase celebration
    • Register for the Startup of the Year party HERE
    • Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and ample networking while you meet the Top 100 semifinalist startups competing in the Startup of the Year Competition

    FINISHED - Startup Night Downtown Vegas

    January 4, 2017 | Las Vegas, Nevada

    • Presented by TechCo and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) we host our annual Startup of the Year Startup Showcase & Mixer on January 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Selected startups will showcase and pitch to the community in Downtown Las Vegas and compete for a spot at Innovate! and Celebrate.

    FINISHED - SXSW Startup Night

    March 12, 2017 | 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.

    • Invited startups will have the chance to participate in a pitch competition to earn a spot in our Innovate! and Celebrate conference. There are many opportunities to connect with top investors, accelerators, and partners at our SXSW events.
    • Startups apply here to compete in our SXSW Startup Night. Applications must be complete by February 20, 2017. 
    • The two top performing startups at this event will be automatically placed to participate in the finals at Innovate! and Celebrate.
    • Just attending? RSVP today!
  • Host Your Own Event

    TechCo 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.