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San Francisco

Cheryl Foil of Kiddar Capital on the Value of Startup Competitions

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Competition is a big part of being a startup. With limited capital, sparse media attention, and only so many customers out there, just having a great idea isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to prove your worth on a regular basis…

Kickstarter

Cleveland

Parihug Let’s You Physically Connect With Anyone Around the World

By | Apr 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

What if you could hug anyone from anywhere in the world? With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign this week, a budding inventor and entrepreneur is taking on that challenge, all neatly packaged into a stuffed animal. Parihug (Pari for short) is a plush…

Beauty

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500…

SXSW

Austin

SXSW Startup Night Winners: WiseBanyan, SPLT, & Eddy by FLUX

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

If you walked down the infamous 6th Street in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2017, you’d see plenty of bars and barbecue opportunities as well as your fair share of interesting people. Among the excitement of the festival, 24 startups competed at the Tech.Co Startup…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

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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Tech.Co Top Stories

Tech.Co Top Stories: Most Downloaded Apps, Low VC Funds, Digital Ads

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Did you miss out on one (or ten) of Tech.Co’s articles from the last week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and…

CES

Las Vegas

Hit the Jackpot and Get Noticed at Tech.Co’s Startup Night at CES

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Getting noticed in the startup world is hard. With millions of people, thousands of companies, and only so much attention to go around, a lot of great ideas fall by the wayside before they can get noticed. Fortunately, Tech.Co is in the business of…

Announcements

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…

Profiles

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…

Entrepreneur

Plano

ShearShare: On Becoming Startup of the Year, Solving Problems, and Bootstrapping

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Each day we applaud startups for their latest round of funding no doubt a challenging accomplishment, but it can mean we often overlook those who bootstrap. These startups tirelessly plan, scrape, save, and sacrifice their way of life in order to achieve something great. Bootstrappers are…

Announcements

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…

Innovate! and Celebrate

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…

Innovate! and Celebrate

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…

Announcements

San Francisco

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…

Announcements

San Francisco

Champagne, Llamas, and More at the Startup of the Year Party

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! At Innovate! and Celebrate, attendees will be introduced to a wide range of tech conference staples. From panel discussions about startup…

Announcements

San Francisco

The Startup of the Year Competitors of the Midwest

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! The Midwest has a lot of nicknames. From the Heartland to America’s Breadbasket, middle America has been given more wholesome names…

Announcements

San Francisco

The Wild, Wild Western Startup of the Year Competitors

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA.Register now to attend! For decades, the West Coast has been considered the cradle of innovation. Whether it’s the California hills of Silicon Valley or…