Vote Online for the Startup of the Year [Southern Region]

August 26, 2015

2:52 am

We believe that the best startups in the world can come from anywhere. We’re going to prove that when Celebrate 2015 kicks off in October, and we can get together to celebrate all things startup, which includes mentor sessions, inspiring keynotes, and workshops. Though, perhaps everybody’s favorite part of the conference is our Startup of the Year Competition.

Over the course of the entire year we’ve been hosting events in awesome tech ecosystems across the country. We’ve been honored and excited to meet with the local community members, investors, and innovators who keep the wheels turning in each of their own cities. With all of these events comes a list of Celebrate 2015 semifinalists that won’t stop growing until they all journey to Las Vegas October 4-6.

All of the semifinalists who compete in our Startup of the Year Competition will be exposed to dozens of investors and hundreds of other startup enthusiasts and founders. Not to mention, all of the startups will be eligible for prizes and awards from some of the best in the biz: Tech Wildcatters, 500Startups, CEA, Crowdfunder, Techstars, and American Airlines, to name a few.

From Miami to Kansas City, and all stops in between, folks in the South are making their voices heard. Startup communities are stronger than ever in the south, and they’ve produced some amazing startups.

So, who’s it going to be? Let us know which companies from the South that you like best.

Please note: Only your last vote will count, and results will not be displayed immediately as the voting period will remain open through August 31 at 12 Midnight EST  and we will announce all of the winners on Tuesday, September 1! 

Place Your Vote Online for the South’s Startup of the Year


Breastfeeding Help @ Home: New moms need help breastfeeding. Only a telemedicine approach offers the convenience and accessibility that stressed and overwhelmed new parents require.

Prempoint Inc.:Remember the days of accessing your employer’s building with a badge reader. Well, Prempoint is like a badge reader on your smartphone. Instead of going to HR to pick up an ID badge, we use a social network to give you access. Access to all sorts of things, from door locks to Google Docs.

Venue Viking: Planning an event is hard work! We created Venue Viking to help all parties involved create a successful and memorable event.


TEQ Charging, Inc.: We make the world’s first power strip for EVs. Our system reduces cost to installers and maximizes convenience for drivers.


giftsprite: We’re a simple, elegant mobile app that makes it easy to coordinate gift-giving to kids among family members and friends.


Unplugged_: Help Unplugged replace the internet. Get faster and cheaper connectivity by sharing with your neighbors.

North Carolina

Nicotrax: At Nicotrax we are developing a smart cigarette case and software solution that is customized to help smokers break their addictive behavior.


BioLum Sciences: We want to revolutionize the way asthma is treated and managed, making this chronic illness easier to handle on a day-to-day basis.

SpellBound: is a mobile app that uses augmented reality to turn paper books into virtual popup books.

Pocketglobe: all your local needs in one app – wherever you are.

PoshPublic: One-of-a-kind products designed and created by artists! Crowdfunding + SocialGood + Art + Fashion.





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Julia Fischer is the Director of Operations at Tech.Co. Communicating with sponsors, partners, and startups is how Julia keeps the Tech.Co and Tech Cocktail mission on track.

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