Meet the Finalists for TechCo’s Startup of the Year Competition

For five years, TechCo has showcased and supported burgeoning companies through the Startup of the Year competition. In addition to helping founders gain access to top tech investors, mentors, and influencers, the competition breeds an entrepreneurial energy that is palpable at Innovate Celebrate.

Our mission is to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups in the world. In doing so, we have had the pleasure of meeting and helping to amplify the stories of some great companies like GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk, and even Uber.

And so, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to the finalists for the Startup of the Year competition:

Allergy Amulet (Madison, WI) 

The Allergy Amulet is a rapid, portable, point-of-consumption food allergen and ingredient detection device that connects to a patent-pending disposable test strip.

GoSun Stove (Cincinnati, OH)

Breakthrough solar technology that cooks like an oven. GoSun is making outdoor cooking easier, cleaner and more accessible around the world.

Oska Wellness (Carlsbad, CA) 

Oska Wellness is a new health-tech, wearable pain relief device that can help areas of the body prone to injury and degeneration.

Pilotly (Oakland, CA) 

Pilotly is the consumer insights platform that enables content creators to get feedback from target audiences anywhere in the world.

Unbound (New York, NY)

Unbound is the empowering sexual wellness brand for women by women. The ecommerce company is differentiated by focusing on product curation, engaging content, and an exceptional customer experience, all delivered in the guise of a contemporary beauty brand driven by feminist ethos.

Honorable Mentions

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Conor is the Lead Writer for For the last six years, he’s covered everything from tech news and product reviews to digital marketing trends and business tech innovations. He's written guest posts for the likes of Forbes, Chase, WeWork, and many others, covering tech trends, business resources, and everything in between. He's also participated in events for SXSW, Tech in Motion, and General Assembly, to name a few. He also cannot pronounce the word "colloquially" correctly. You can email Conor at
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