Innovate Celebrate 2017 Will Be Home to Some Pretty Great Prizes

If you’ve ever been to Innovate Celebrate in the past, you know that it’s an entrepreneur’s dream. With mentor sessions, startup competitions, and enough cocktails to make a llama woozy, our annual conference is about supporting and celebrating startup founders and entrepreneurs from around the world. And when it comes to the celebrating part of the equation, prizes play a big roll in the excitement of the event.

This is the fifth annual Innovate Celebrate conference and we’ve seriously bolstered our prize package this year. From fast track interviews at reputable accelerators and frequent flier miles to ample business resources and invitations to exclusive startup events, companies competing in the Startup of the Year competition have a lot to look forward to.

Tech.Co’s enthusiasm for the startup spirit is infectious. Partnering with them expands our mission to make a dent in the world, inspire people to pursue their passion and help businesses thrive,” said Tristan Pollock, Venture Partner at 500 Startups.

Curious about which companies are contributing to the epic prizes available at Innovate Celebrate this year? Take a look at them below.

Start Co.

Start Co. is part venture development group, part accelerator, and all work. This venture development organization is located in Memphis, TN, and is relentlessly building up founders and their startups.

500 Startups

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $350M in committed capital across 4 main funds and 13 micro funds.


Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.

Dreamit Ventures

Dreamit is a top-10 ranked global accelerator and venture capital firm. They drive traction and business velocity by providing startups with access to investors, a sales pipeline and a network of resources.

Business Blocks

BusinessBlocks is a venture-backed online education company focused on small business. They’re like a mini-MBA for everyone who would never get a traditional MBA because it is either too expensive, time-consuming or impractical.

American Airlines

American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories.


The Extreme Tech Challenge is the word’s largest startup competition with an all-star judging panel spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson as their anchor judge and the world’s largest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, CES, as a strategic partner for the semi-finals.


MOO.COM prints “MiniCards” and other stationery from your photos or designs which can be uploaded directly or accessed through Flickr, Picasa or one of Moo’s other partner sites. Every single card can have a different image on it, which has turned them into somewhat of a collectors item.

Register Now to Attend Innovate Celebrate 2017

Make sure to join us at the Innovate Celebrate conference in San Francisco, CA. The event will take place October 9-11, and it is held in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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