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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…

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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,…

Events

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…

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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…