Tech.Co’s Celebrate Startup Tour is Coming to Southeastern Virginia

July 29, 2015

8:00 am

It’s likely that you associate southeastern Virginia with the beach more than with tech startups. However, it would be a little short-sighted to think that the two can’t harmoniously coexist (see: San Diego). This is why Tech.Co is bringing our Startup of the Year Competition and Mixer to Hampton, VA on August 27th, to showcase some of the hottest startups in the region.

The competition will take place as part of ICE757 (ICE stands for Innovation Culture Extreme). ICE 757 is a conference and festival that features experts in entrepreneurship, film, music, and extreme sports. The conference/festival takes place in Virginia Beach from August 28-September 4th.

Tech.Co’s Southeastern Virginia Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer

On Thursday, August 27th, come join us at the Virginia Air & Space Center, in Hampton as we host our Southeastern Virginia Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer as part of the Tech.Co Celebrate Startup Tour. Join sponsors National Institute of Aerospace (Peninsula Incubator) and the City of Hampton, VA in supporting the startup innovation all around Southeastern Virginia!

Due to its low cost of living, Southeastern, VA, or Virginia Beach more specifically, was recently named one of the 25 cheapest US cities to start up in.

Apply: Tech.Co Southeastern Virginia Startup Competition & Mixer

The winning startup of the night will win an opportunity to join us at this year’s Tech.Co Celebrate Conference in Downtown Las Vegas from October 4 to October 6.

But there’s a lot more to win than just the title. All competitors at the global Startup of the Year competition will get the opportunity to be accepted into a top, U.S.-based accelerator. What’s more, CEA will select one of the pitching startups as the winner of a Consumer Electronics Startup Prize Package. The prize provides the startup with a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, including hotel and travel stipend to Las Vegas, floor space at Eureka Park, and 10 CES exhibitor badges.

Apply Now and Make Your Way to Celebrate 2015

There are two ways a startup can qualify for the Tech.Co Celebrate 2015 global competition via our events:

  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.

What are you waiting for? Applications are due Wednesday, August 12th! Submit an application to pitch at this year’s Tech.Co Southeastern Virginia Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer.

And, if you’re interested in attending and learning about some of the best startups in Southeastern Virginia, make sure to buy your ticket now:

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Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy

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