Tech.Co has been touring the world hosting regional startup competitions and conducting online startup competitions, to find the world’s most innovative early stage companies. Regional and online winners get the chance to compete in Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition finals at Innovate! and Celebrate Conference in San Francisco, CA, October, 2017.

How the Competition Works:

  1. Submit an application by May 31, 2017.
  2. Tech.Co’s internal staff and guest judges will review and select the most promising startups to include in either an online competition or a regional pitch competition.
  3. Judges, readers and live audiences will vote for their favorite startups. 
  4. One hundred winners will be invited to join us in San Francisco, CA for Innovate! and Celebrate to compete in the national semifinals. Notifications will go out in July, 2017.
  5. At the live event, judges will select five (5) startups to pitch to the final panel of judges for a chance to be named Tech.Co’s 2017 Startup of the Year.


Additional Info:
2017 Event Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions

Host an Event:
We’re working with numerous communities to host regional events and competitions in their cities. Want to bring an event to your city? Become a Tech.Co Event Host.

2016 Results:

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year 2016 Semifinalists

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year 2016 Winner

2015 Results:

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year 2015 Semifinalists

Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year 2015 Winner