Startup of the Year

Who should be named Startup of the Year from the Midwest [West North] region? You can share your opinion by voting for your favorite startup in our Reader’s Choice Poll below. Reader’s Choice Poll voting will help guide the selection of the top 100 startup semifinalists who will compete for cash, prizes and more, at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Francisco on October 9th – 11th, 2017. The deadline to vote is July 12th.

There’s a “Click to Vote” link next to each startup below, vote for the startup you like the best located in the Midwest [West North] region:

ConnectLabs (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
ConnectLabs is a marketing and loyalty platform that helps businesses and brands to better understand their customers by tracking buying habits.

Eleven5 Fitness (St. Louis, MO) [Click to Vote]
Eleven5 monitors fitness activity and gym visits. As users spend more time in the gym, points are gained. Users simply exchange points for the rewards they deserve.

Fandom Cup (St. Louis, MO) [Click to Vote]
Fandom Cup is a movement with the goal of disrupting Fantasy Sports gaming for the better and creating the sports fan’s ultimate experience.

FullMeta Corporation (Provo, UT) [Click to Vote]
Conceived by veterans of the animation and VFX industry, MetaPipe.com makes cloud compute easy to use for VFX artists and animators.

ilos (St. Paul, MN) [Click to Vote]
ilos helps teams record, edit, organize, and share video in a few clicks. By making the video process this fast they bring the power of video to anyone, even teams that can’t currently use it.

Komodo Technology (Minneapolis, MN) [Click to Vote]
Komodo Technology developed a smart sleeve with integrated sensors that allows users to track and monitor the most crucial fitness and medical data more accurately and conveniently.

Medytex (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
Medytex is a cloud based real-time platform focused on simplifying the communication between patients and the providers.

PaidYET (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
PaidYET.com gets merchants paid faster while empowering consumers to control their own finances.

PerfectCube (Kansas City, MO) [Click to Vote]
PerfectCube gives retail business owners easy, timely and affordable access to information they need to make better decisions faster.

PHR Plus (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
PHR Plus is a SaaS platform that powers population health programs and puts individuals in control over their health information.

Protosthetics (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
Protosthetics is a full-suite central fabrication facility for prosthetic and orthotic devices. Their unique value proposition is the fact that they utilize 3D printing for a large portion of production.

Retail Aware (Omaha, NE) [Click to Vote]
Retail Aware is Google Analytics for physical retail displays. We make retailers and manufacturers smarter through actionable insights on physical retail environments.

Tote4Me (Edmond, OK) [Click to Vote]
Tote4Me connects individuals who want to ship to family in Mexico but can’t afford traditional carriers or are intimidated by the process with travelers that can transport or Tote for them.

TRE (Leawood, KS) [Click to Vote]
TRE is a mobile app that uses a numeric or emoji input code, allowing consumers to instantly purchase products seen in TV or video content. When a code is shown on-screen, users enter it into the TRE app and are directed instantly to products or services related to their show.

Truck Driver Power (St. Louis, MO) [Click to Vote]
Truck Driver Power captures driver’s experiences with gamification then motivates drivers to improve their careers. Think, Pokémon GO + LinkedIn.

Valley IT Solutions (Fargo, ND) [Click to Vote]
Valley IT mission is expanding companies’ digital footprint. They produce a scalable and stable open framework that consists of cutting-edge applications and software systems.

Vēmos (Minneapolis, MN) [Click to Vote]
Vēmos allows events and nightlife venues to manage, understand, and grow their business from a single dashboard.

WalkSmart/Auto-Pilot Medical Technologies (Grand Forks, ND) [Click to Vote]
WalkSmart is the first and only fitness tracker for walker users: no wearable, no charging and no smartphone required.

Thank you to our Startup of the Year sponsors and partners.
American Airlines
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We invite you to join us at Innovate! and Celebrate the 3-day global conference in San Francisco on October 9th-11th. Aside from our 5th annual Startup of the Year Competition, this conference is a must attend event to meet thought-leaders, mentors, investors, and media. Watch the video below, we hope to see you there.