Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) are joining forces again for the 5th annual Innovate! and Celebrate conference to host a unique, dual conference where the biggest names in technology meet the cutting edge of the startup world.
This year, we're excited to announce new additions to the program that will amplify the experience. To start, we're hosting our conference in downtown San Francisco, October 9th-11th, near some of the most innovative startups and businesses. Next, we will be showcasing 100 amazing semifinalist startups from around the world at our Startup of the Year competition.
In keeping with tradition, the conference will still have our famous mentoring sessions and excursions around the city, and a possible llama sighting.
Tech.Co prides itself on having an inclusive and diverse group of startup founders represented at our Startup of the Year Competition. In 2016, our competing startups had 34 percent female founders and 47 percent minority founders represented.
Here are some of the highlights for 2017:
We moved the event to Downtown San Francisco, California, near the center of the tech startup world and notable businesses such as Salesforce, Twitter, Square, Stitch Fix, Lyft and more. There’s an old tune, “I left my heart in San Francisco” and we hope you enjoy it that much as well.
The last few years we showcased 50 semifinalists for a shot at Startup of the Year, but due to demand, we are doubling our startup competitors to 100, giving more young companies an opportunity to participate and interact with investors. You can read more about our Startup of the Year program here.
More Amazing People
We’re expecting over a thousand attendees which will include a diverse set of startup founders, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, thought-leaders, media, and investors from around the world. There are some amazing people coming together and we’d love to have you join the excitement. Aside from the talks, we’ll be offering plenty of networking opportunities, mentoring sessions to connect one-on-one, and our lively Startup of the Year party.
Sparking Corporate Innovation
With CTA, we’re bridging the gap between startups and corporate innovation and partnerships. Startup founders will have the opportunity to meet representatives from larger corporations to share their innovations and learn more about their incubator/accelerator to amplify their business.
Investing in the Startups
Last year we offered our attendees the opportunity to invest in the top startups that we have rigorously vetted down from thousands to just a handful. We’re looking to continue our efforts in supporting these startups hell bent on changing the world. If you’re interested in being a part of this unique and amazing TechCo Ventures investment community, click here to email me about getting involved.
Mark your calendars and get your early bird tickets now for Innovate! and Celebrate, happening in San Francisco on October 9th – 11th. For more details and to register, visit the website today and to get a sense of the event watch the video from last year (below). We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
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