Announcing Tech Cocktail Celebrate: Our National Startup Competition

I’m very excited to announce our newest event, Tech Cocktail Celebrate. We’ll be holding a startup competition and conference here in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 23rd-25th. We’ve been holding regional startup showcases across the country, from Boise to Boston, Dallas to DC, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 25 cities. The winners of each of those regional events will qualify to come to Las Vegas, where they can gain exposure to a HUGE audience of influencers, media, and investors. They’ll be vying for investment and the Tech Cocktail Chalice. :)  Additionally, we’ll be inviting some top-notch speakers to share experiences from their entrepreneurial journey.

Tickets for Tech Cocktail Celebrate will be on sale Monday, June 10th, 2013, at 10:00 am Pacific Time for an early-bird price of $99 for a very limited time. We’re also excited to announce a partnership with the Life is Beautiful Festival (music, arts, culinary, and learning) that’s happening in Downtown Las Vegas on October 26th-27th (right after Tech Cocktail Celebrate).  There will be headlining acts like The Kings of Leon, The Killers, and Beck. You’ll have the option of buying a ticket to both Tech Cocktail Celebrate AND Life is Beautiful for only $199.  That’s 4 days of awesomeness – so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale, before the prices go up.

This is an exciting next chapter in the life of Tech Cocktail. We’ve been hosting startup showcases across the country since 2006, when we did our first event in Chicago. We’ve always wanted to turn our series of events across the country into more of an “American Idol for startups.” It’s amazing to be able to finally make that happen.

There are many opportunities to get involved in Tech Cocktail Celebrate. Are you interested in having your startup at Tech Cocktail Celebrate? You still have a chance. Apply to showcase at one of our regional events (and if you don’t see a city near you, check back frequently as we’ll be adding more cities!). If you win either the reader’s choice poll or best pitch at the event, you automatically qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate. There’ll also be plenty of sponsorship opportunities. If that’s of interest, please get in touch with our sales team!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about speakers, startups, and sponsors for Tech Cocktail Celebrate!

Who’s ready to celebrate? :)


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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.
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