Apply to Represent Los Angeles in a National Startup Competition!

September 8, 2014

1:30 pm

Hey Los Angeles startups: how would you like to spend two days in Las Vegas competing for the title of hottest startup in the nation? We’re looking for startups to represent Los Angeles at Tech Cocktail Celebrate on October 6-7 in downtown Las Vegas. Two lucky LA companies will get a spot in our startup competition at Celebrate, including a booth to showcase your company and a chance to win a big check.

Here’s how it works: if you meet the criteria below, you can fill out an application to represent Los Angeles at Celebrate. On September 10, the top 10 companies will start competing in an online readers’ choice poll where anyone can vote for their favorite company. On September 15, we’ll announce the readers’ choice winner, along with a winner chosen by our team. Those two companies will be heading to Vegas!

Here are the criteria for your startup:

  • Raised less than $1 million in funding
  • Less than 3 years old
  • Have some form of demo-able product
  • Tech-enabled company with high growth potential
  • In any vertical or industry

A little more about the conference: Celebrate will gather hundreds of attendees, industry leaders, and inspiring speakers. You can meet investors from around the country, learn and collaborate with others turning their communities into startup cities, and enjoy music, parties, and llama spotting.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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