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TechCo Top Stories: Hurricane Relief, Pet Gadgets, and Startup of the Year

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There are few things more exciting than the weekend. The promise of some free time after the long work week can be enough to make you giddy. And there’s nothing more relaxing on a Friday afternoon than taking a look at the top stories…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [INTERNATIONAL]

By | Sep 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The world is filled with people that want to make a difference. From the peak of Nanda Devi in India to the streets of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, startup founders and entrepreneurs have shown that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place that business is…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [MIDWEST]

By | Aug 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The Midwest is home to more than friendly faces, great sports teams, and frigid weather. This part of the country is filled with startups and entrepreneurs that are more than happy to show the coasts where innovation really comes from. And with success stories…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [SOUTH]

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Being from the South comes with a certain amount of pride. In addition to the unflinching hospitality and the incredible barbecue restaurants, this part of the country is home to a bevy of innovative startups and hungry entrepreneurs. From Texas hubs like Austin and…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [EAST]

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The East Coast startup ecosystem is a force to be reckoned with. Between Washington DC, New England and Silicon Alley, cities and states on the East Coast have shown the world that innovative ideas grow best when sprinkled with a little salt from the…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [WEST]

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For anyone that loves beautiful weather, outdoor adventures, and innovative startups, the West Coast is the place to be. Not only do states like California, Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico enjoy enough sunshine to make tanning lotion a necessity, they also house some of…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer…

News

France

11 Favorite Thought-Leaders Named at 2017 Cannes Lions

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 3:50 pm

At the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the creative global community come together to learn, network and celebrate individuals who push the limits of business, creative communications and change for good. This year, Adobe and Wunderman selected 11 of their favorite thought-leaders who…

Events

San Francisco

5 Benefits of the Startup of the Year Competition That Aren’t Winning

By | May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unlike bar trivia, startup competitions are about more than just winning. While the prizes, the attention, and the bragging rights are certainly beneficial to any company looking to make it big, there are more than enough benefits to taking part in a startup competition…

Events

San Francisco

Former Startup of the Year Contestants on Why You Need to Apply Today

By | May 11, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Every year, Tech.Co holds the Startup of the Year competition, a pitch contest that pits a huge number of startups against each other in pursuit of capital, business resources, and bragging rights in the startup community. The competition takes place at our annual conference,…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

The Importance of Inclusion in Startup Competitions [Infographic]

By | May 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The goal of startup competitions is simple: give smaller startups the attention, opportunity, and maybe even prizes that they would have a hard time finding without a stage to pitch on. They bring together investors, founders, and entrepreneurs to facilitate economic growth and spur innovation…

Events

San Francisco

Cheryl Foil of Kiddar Capital on the Value of Startup Competitions

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Competition is a big part of being a startup. With limited capital, sparse media attention, and only so many customers out there, just having a great idea isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to prove your worth on a regular basis…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams Announces Participants in SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is inching closer, and today Samuel Adams is announcing the participants in their SXSW pitch competition. As part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream popup, a program designed to give small food or beverage entrepreneurs a leg up, four startups will vie for…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams to Host SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

When it comes to tech entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, the similarities are uncanny. At first, nobody wants to give you money, you have little access to experts and mentors, and traction is a seemingly impossible mountain that you must climb. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, also faced…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

ShearShare Is Gaining Traction, Proving Beauty Is a Beast in Business

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Last year, we had an incredibly fierce competition during our annual Startup of the Year competition. Ultimately ShearShare took home the title. Admittedly, as soon as I heard their initial pitch during the first round of judging at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, I…