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San Francisco

5 Benefits of the Startup of the Year Competition That Aren’t Winning

By | May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unlike bar trivia, startup competitions are about more than just winning. While the prizes, the attention, and the bragging rights are certainly beneficial to any company looking to make it big, there are more than enough benefits to taking part in a startup competition…

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San Francisco

Former Startup of the Year Contestants on Why You Need to Apply Today

By | May 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Every year, Tech.Co holds the Startup of the Year competition, a pitch contest that pits a huge number of startups against each other in pursuit of capital, business resources, and bragging rights in the startup community. The competition takes place at our annual conference,…

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San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…

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Columbus

The 5 Hottest Events at Columbus Startup Week

By | May 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm

A supportive startup ecosystem is more valuable to a budding company than any round of funding. By providing startup founders with skilled employees, lucrative partnerships, and more than enough capital, an involved community can make starting up seem a little less daunting. Fortunately, a…

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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…

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Dallas

Seth Priebatsch of LevelUp on Transparency, Big Companies, and Company Culture

By | Apr 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The battle between startups and corporations is a myth. While business is always a competition for more customers, attention, and capital, there is no inherent beef between a company that’s just starting out and one that is well-established in their market. Startups help corporations…

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Dallas

Dallas Startup Ecosystem: Collaboration Is the New Competition

By | Apr 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

During this year’s Dallas Startup Week, the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) hosted the 4th Annual State of Entrepreneurship in Dallas. The event highlighted 2016 wins, launches, acquisitions, and the mechanics of the startup ecosystem. A highlight of the event included the award for the Startup…

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Charleston, SC

DIG SOUTH: South East’s Largest Tech Conference Returns This Month

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The Southeast isn’t exactly known for it’s booming tech sectors; however, if there is one thing the reporters for Tech.Co know well, it’s that innovation can come from anywhere and at anytime. DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference (Icon), is the culmination of said concept where…

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Dallas

The 5 Hottest Events at Dallas Startup Week

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 5:50 pm

No startup is an island. Surviving the business world takes more than a good idea and a quality team. If you want to see your idea come to fruition, you’re going to need support from your local ecosystem. Whether it’s capital or mentoring, your…

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5 Notable Upcoming TED Talk Speakers in 2017

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a thriving entrepreneur, you’ve probably had a TED Talk change your life at one point or another. These inspirational discussions on everything from health and happiness to business and economics are overwhelmingly poignant, expertly produced, and feature a…

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New Orleans

Somavac and HABERDAShe Win Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Some people think that great companies only come from the coasts. They believe that New York and San Francisco have bogarted so much talent and capital that there’s no way anyone outside of these tech hubs could possibly create, develop, and sell something of…

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New Orleans

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Is an Intimate Celebration of Local Innovation

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While tech hubs like San Francisco and New York boast some of the most innovative companies in the world, the value of local ecosystems cannot be understated, particularly when it comes to promoting diversity in tech. These smaller markets are filled with innovative ideas,…

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The 6 Easy Steps to Networking at Developer Events

By | Feb 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The art of small steps might be the main thing to learn – in life and in business as well. While many people imagine success as a certain act of a single breakthrough, really successful people know that it is usually a result of…

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Phoenix

The 5 Hottest Events at Phoenix Startup Week

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Having a supportive ecosystem can make a world of difference for budding startups. While a good idea can go a long way in the business world, startups need funding, mentoring, and support throughout the growth of the company. And if you think they’re coming…