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

Conor Cawley

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 Senior Writer for Tech.co. For the last four years, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His extensive background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host tech-centric events like Startup Night at SXSW and the Timmy Awards for Tech in Motion. You can email Conor at conor@tech.co.