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Portland, Maine

South Portland Competition to Attract Maine Startups

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

The City of South Portland is prepared to launch a small-business pitch competition to support local entrepreneurs and project a business-friendly image. The Startup South Portland competition, presented by City of South Portland and Opticliff Law, is a pitch contest for startups and small…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

26 Semifinalists Announced in Greenlight Maine TV Pitch Competition

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

Greenlight Maine is gearing up for its third season and has selected 26 companies to compete on the weekly television show for a chance to win $100,000. The TV show features two companies who pitch a panel of judges on each weekly show, one…

Pitch

Seattle

5 Strategies That Can Help Your Startup Win a Pitch Competition

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Pitch competitions are about having fun, knowing your hook, and building meaningful relationships. Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow or block…

Startup

San Francisco

Who Will Be TechCo’s 2017 Startup of the Year?

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Showcasing new innovations and trends is at the core of what we do here at TechCo, many times these come from early-stage startups. Whether we’re producing content that highlights innovative products and apps that make the world a better place or bridging partnerships between…

Google

San Francisco

Google Demo Day 2017: Stackfolio, Waymark the Favorites Among 13 Startups

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 pm

Yesterday, I attended Google Demo Day 2017, an event in San Francisco produced with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs that showcased 13 startups from North America. Startups were nominated by partners from the Google for Entrepreneurs’s North American Tech Hub Network and hand-picked by…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Takes Top Spot at Pitch York County Finals

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Surge Hydro continued its winning streak on Thursday evening as it took took the top spot, and the $1,200 first-prize purse, at the Pitch York County final event. The event, held at ThinkTank Biddeford, was the culmination of a series of monthly events that…

Events

New Orleans

Somavac and HABERDAShe Win Delta Entrepreneurship Network Pitch Competition

By | Mar 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Some people think that great companies only come from the coasts. They believe that New York and San Francisco have bogarted so much talent and capital that there’s no way anyone outside of these tech hubs could possibly create, develop, and sell something of…

Startups & Apps

Austin

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix Wins Samuel Adams Pitch Competition

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While startups are often associated with hi-tech gear and innovative ideas, it’s important to remember that food and beverage companies are changing the way people eat and drink every day. From innovative flavors to groundbreaking presentation, innovation has never been a more delicious experience….

SXSW

Austin

Tech.Co Top SXSW Stories: Samuel Adams, Pledge 1% and the Vatican

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

For ten years, Tech.Co has been attending and participating in the SXSW Conference and Festivals. By supporting startups, engaging influencers, and rubbing shoulders with tech leaders, Tech.Co has solidified itself as a staple of the Startup Village. In recent weeks, we’ve covered a wide…

SXSW

Austin

Meet the Judges for SXSW Startup Night

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

There are plenty of famous judges out there, from Ginsburg and Judy to Reinhold and Dredd. With their decision making process constantly under scrutiny, these brave individuals make the hard calls in the name of justice. But when it comes to pitch competitions, we need investors, ecosystem…

SXSW

Austin

These Companies Are Competing at SXSW Startup Night [Poll]

By | Mar 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is place of collaboration and community. With thousands of people in attendance to see everything from film premieres to innovative products, the atmosphere is abuzz with enough entrepreneurial enthusiasm to power a small ship. But while being supportive is a staple of the…

SXSW

Austin

10 Startups Launching New Products at SXSW Release It [Poll]

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’ve ever been to SXSW, you already know that its a hotbed for burgeoning startups with new and innovative ideas. Whether it’s Foursquare making its debut in 2009 or Twitter using the conference’s popularity to make itself known in the social media landscape, SXSW…

SXSW

Austin

Startup Night at SXSW Now Has Awesome Prizes Thanks to American Airlines and LaunchKC

By | Feb 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The crowds at SXSW are often hungry for the next big thing. With film producers, musical artists, and huge corporations releasing everything from hit singles to hot trailers, it’s hard to focus your energy on anything but the big ticket items. But if you’re…

Events

3 Finalists Competing in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2017, one of the largest startup competitions in the world, has announced the three ventures that will be going to Branson’s Necker Island on February 2 for the finals after a contentious semi-finals round at CES 2017. Meet the finalists…

Diversity

NYC

Women Startup Challenge to Fund Women-Led VR, AR, and AI Startups

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Being a women in tech is notoriously difficult. With most major tech companies employing less than 20 percent of women, the gender gap is starting to become a problem in an industry designed to be progressive and forward thinking. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of…

Announcements

San Francisco

Do You Have What It Takes to be Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year?

By | May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For years, Tech.Co has been hosting events in search of the best startup around, no matter where they might be. Whether you have developed the newest tech or the sleekest software, we want you to have a chance to show the world. We are pleased to…

Announcements

DC

Bunker Labs DC Announces First Ten Companies for Bunker Battle

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

There are a lot of pitch competitions these days. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one a week in the DC metro area alone. But there aren’t many that are specifically for startups founded by veterans. Bunker Labs DC, a non-equity veteran business accelerator that…