Celebrate Startup Tour Heads to DC

May 21, 2015

3:00 pm

DC Tech, we’re back! This time we’re rocking and rolling on the Tech Cocktail (a Tech.Co production) mixer and startup tour so join us on June 10th at 1776 where we’ll search for the Startup of the Year!

Since January, Tech Cocktail has been traveling the world from Tampa Bay to Dallas, Halifax to Memphis discovering the hottest startups. All winning startups along the Celebrate Startup Tour will be invited to pitch at Celebrate 2015 to compete in our startup competition to win the Tech.Co Startup of the Year title right in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas October 4–6th.

We’re excited to be hosting the first 2015 DC startup showcase in June on the Celebrate Startup Tour. Startups in the DC area, here’s your chance to show us what ya got! Fill out this application for a chance to showcase at Tech Cocktail’s Mixer & Startup Showcase by the extended deadline of Wednesday, June 3rd at 5PM EST!

There are two ways to win:

1. Reader’s Choice Poll: Tech.Co readers will have a chance to vote for their favorite regional startup, determined by an online poll. The poll will be live until 5PM EST the day of the event.

2. Pitch Competition: Startups showcasing at the mixer and startup showcase will get to pitch for 60 seconds. Then, Tech Cocktail attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite regional startups after all the 60-second pitches are complete.


1. Exposure across the Tech.Co Network

2. Two chances to win a chance to compete against the world’s best startups for cash prizes, awards

3. Your company’s next investor could be waiting, apply today!

DC Startups, are you ready?

Deadline has been extended to is Wednesday, June 3rd!


If you’re in the DC area, join us at 1776 on June 10th for an evening of DC’s hottest early-stage startups and cocktails with your neighbors and technophile friends. Not in DC? Don’t worry! Check our list of events and competitions to find one near you!

– Register for the Event Here – 

We’ll have a gaggle of startups on hand showcasing their goods; but before the event kicks off, we want to know what you think: Who are DC’s Startups of the Year?

The winners will be announced live at the event and will receive the honor of being recognized as DC‘s Startups of the Year. The winners also will qualify for the next round at Celebrate 2015, our global startup competition. Additionally, startups will receive recognition of their victory in an article the day following the poll end date as well as in the CEO’s note section of Tech Cocktail’s Weekly Newsletter. Don’t miss out.


Image Credit: Flickr/Natraj Ramangupta

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Fran Rugo is the Marketing Manager at Tech.Co. Based in the Windy City, she shares a passion for sharing the Tech.Co story. She manages the marketing department by marketing the coolest and latest Tech.Co resources and offerings, Tech.Co internship program, industry events, and more!

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