• Judges, Mentors, Leaders

    Over the years, we have partnered up with amazing investors, serial entrepreneurs, mentors, and tech industry leaders to provide Startup of the Year participants the best experience possible. See below some of the individuals who make Startup of the Year impactful.

  • Ari Newman

    Partner, Techstars

    Cheryl Foil

    Principal Tech and Innovation, Kiddar Capital

    Justin Fishkin

    Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors

    Lo Toney

    Partner, GV

    Jeff Clavier

    Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC

    Gabriella Draney Zielke

    Cofounder and CEO, Tech Wildcatters

    Tristan Pollock

    EIR and Venture Partner, 500 Startups

    Lisa Lambert

    Managing Partner, Westly Group

    Marc Nager

    Chief Community Officer, Techstars

    Sarah Moret

    Associate, CrossCut Ventures

    Nabil A. Borhanu

    President and Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures

    Bambi Francisco

    Founder and CEO, Vator

    Chris Schultz

    CEO, Launch Pad

    Natasa Djukanovic

    CMO, Domain.ME

    Grant Allen

    Managing Director, AAB Technology Ventures

    Eric Hsia

    Venture Partner and Advisor, Translink Capital

    Jason Putori

    UX Designer

    Mark Rowland

    CEO and Co-Founder, The Red Pill at ROCeteer

    Mara Lewis

    Managing Director, Start Co. Accelerators

    Jeff O’Hara

    Founder, Edmodo

    Brian Gorbett

    Startup Initiatives, Microsoft

    Errol Arkilic

    Founder, M34 Capital

    Tammi Smorynski

    Director, Intel Capital

    Cayla Chambers

    Partner, InvestHER Ventures

    Will Young

    General Partner, VTF Capital

    Gary Shapiro

    President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

    Amy Jo Kim, Ph.D.

    Co-Founder, Shufflebrain

    Gary Benitt

    General Partner, Social Leverage

    Charles LaCalle

    Venture Capitalist, Dreamit Ventures

    Justin Kulla

    CEO and Founder, Business Blocks

    Annie Pace Scranton

    Founder, Pace Public Relations

    Aleda Schaffer

    Strategic Partnerships Manager, American Airlines

    Ximena Hartsock

    Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and President, Phone2Action

    Frank J. Parrotto

    Chief Operating Officer, Matrix Advisors, LLC

    Jeremy Tanner

    Community Development, SendGrid

    Adam Griffin

    Director, Galvanize

    Jon Spinney

    Cofounder and CEO, Malartu Funds

    Sarah Kunst

    CEO, Proday

    Tyler Suiters

    Vice President Communication, Consumer Technology Association

    Sean Ammirati

    Partner, Birchmere Ventures

    George Stepancich

    Founder, CEO and Chairman, Invisionate, LLC

    Michael Sorrentino

    Founder, Sorrentino Media

    Susan Cooney

    Head of Marketing and Partnerships, Change Catalyst

    Philip D. Bennett

    Author and Entrepreneur

    Pramod Dabir

    CEO and Co-founder, West Agile Labs

    Robert Heiblim

    Principal, BlueSalve Consulting

    Mick Liubinskas

    Venture Portfolio Manager, muru-D

    Dave Ciaglo

    Director of Business Development, TradeHelm

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