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ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…

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San Francisco

Apply Now to Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition 2017

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Being a startup is about more than just hard work. While drive goes a long way in facilitating success, showcasing your innovative ideas in a meaningful and supportive atmosphere is the key to launching your startup with gusto. Fortunately, Tech.Co is more than happy…

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Irvine

A Conversation With Klickly Founder Cooper Harris: An Ode to Kicking Ass

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 11:20 am

Entrepreneurs and competition go hand-in-hand. They compete with other organizations, they compete with startups looking for growth or funding, and they even compete with themselves. However, most entrepreneurs have likely never faced the competition that comes from landing a gig in Hollywood, something unique…

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Here’s How We’re Continuing To Support Startups Everywhere

By | Oct 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

Two weeks ago, we concluded the 2016 Startup of the Year program at our annual conference Innovate! and Celebrate 2016. If you attended, thank you so much for attending the event, we appreciate your support and hope you received value from your experience. If you…

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ShearShare Wins Startup of the Year at Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

At this year’s Innovate! and Celebrate, the McKinney, TX-based startup ShearShare won first place in the Startup of the Year competition. Chosen from an initial batch of nearly 1,000 startups and after competition against approximately 50 other startups in the Startup of the Year…

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San Jose

Meet the Finalists: 5 Pitch Videos From Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Earlier today we announced the five finalists, and we are inching closer to choosing this year’s Startup of the Year. The final stage of the process? Pitching the startups to our tech titans, the judges ultimately tasked with helping us choose the winner. Meet…

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San Francisco

How Virtual Reality Will Change the World

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Virtual reality has been a popular topic of discussion around the world, and Innovate! and Celebrate is no different. As the conference enters its final day, Brian Markwalter, senior vice president of research and standards for Consumer Technology Association (CTA), lead a talk on the…

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San Francisco

Naveen Jain: Entrepreneurship Isn’t Starting a Company, It’s Experimentation

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

In August of this year, Moon Express was granted permission to make a private mission to the moon from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State Department, among many other government bodies. It’s a big deal for…

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San Jose

5 Finalists Announced In Innovate! and Celebrate Startup of the Year Competition

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm

After a year of touring around the nation and working with international communities, we’ve heard from hundreds of startups vying for the title of Startup of the Year. Today we announced our top five finalists, chosen by our judges, investors, founders, and most importantly…

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San Francisco

CTA Projects These Will Be the Hottest Selling Tech This Holiday Season

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Each year consumers fill their wishlists and shopping carts with technology, and CTA has the data showing what will likely be under your tree this year. Today at Innovate! and Celebrate, CTA’s analysts Shawn DuBravac and Steve Koenig are predicting the largest area of…

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San Francisco

The Science of Growth Is a Complicated, Time-Sensitive Equation

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm

With the sun beginning to go down in the San Jose sky over Innovate! and Celebrate, Sean Ammirati began his talk about the Science of Growth. The talk was an extension of his popular book that explained why companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, and even…

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San Francisco

Venture Is a Crappy Place to Find Capital

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Compared to last year, 2016 so far has seen a sizable drop in the number of venture funding deals: They plummeted by about five percent. Comparing Q2 of this year to last, we see a sizable drop in numbers (1,117 North American deals in Q2 2016…

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Chicago

Shradha Agarwal on Entrepreneurialism, Health Tech, and Investing

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Many would argue that the health tech industry is not the most exciting. But with its consumerization it’s becoming an unavoidable topic. Today at Innovate! and Celebrate, Tech.Co cofounder and CEO Frank Gruber held a fireside chat with Shradha Agarwal to discuss how her…

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San Francisco

Corporations and Startups: A Complicated Love Story

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

After a delicious lunch in the shadow of the San Jose Museum of Art, Innovate! and Celebrate attendees were treated to a panel discussion on the ups and downs of startups and corporations partnering with each other. The panel consisted of some heavy-hitters in the business…

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Augmented Reality’s Goal Is to Create Deeper Human Connections

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 3:26 pm

From the popularity of Pokemon Go‘s augmented reality gaming to Uber‘s testing of self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, 2016 has seen the rapid rise of technologies once only imaginable in some futurist’s mind. At the very first Innovate! and Celebrate conference, CNET.com’s editor-in-chief Lindsay Turrentine…

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San Francisco

Fei Fei Li Looks to Solve the Problem of Artificial Intelligence

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Right after the Startup of the Year competition finished, Fei Fei Li, the director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University, took the stage at Innovate! and Celebrate to welcome entrepreneurs, founders, and attendees to the conference with an in-depth discussion of artificial intelligence….

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Success and Progress from the 2015 Startup of the Year Winners

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Another year to a startup can feel like a century with all the changes, milestones, challenges and knowledge a team gains. Learning how to pinch pennies where you can, finding talent, marketing your product and gaining traction is all part of the growth process. Since…