• Startup of the Year Events​

    Tech.Co's Startup of the Year Program is a year long process that includes both online and offline events. Our team and worldwide community come together multiple times each year to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Innovate! and Celebrate Conference

    October 9-11, 2017

    • Our Startup of the Year Competition culminates at one of the most CELEBRATED tech events of the year, where tech leaders intersect with cutting-edge startups, being held in San Francisco, California. 
    • Join us October, 2017 as we take you on a journey filled with our startup competition, mentor sessions, workshops, coaching, celebrity judges, stellar keynotes and fireside chats industry panels and more.
    • Startups apply here to compete in our Innovate! and Celebrate Conference. The application process is now closed.

    Innovate! and Celebrate Startup of the Year Night

    October 10, 2017

    • As part of the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, the Startup of the Year Party will be held in an awesome Silicon Valley venue with a modern flair.
    • 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 Tech.Co 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 Tech.Co 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

    Tech.Co 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.