Startup of the Year

Who should be named Startup of the Year from the Northeast [Middle Atlantic – Virginia] 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 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 Commonwealth of Virginia:

1787fp (Arlington, VA) [Click to Vote]
Everything needed to take control of finances in one place: track finances, manage investments, and make payments.

1Degree (Charlottesville, VA) [Click to Vote]
1Degree is a platform for fans to FaceTime directly, one-on-one with their favorite celebrity or influencer—all with philanthropic twist!

Advanced Aircraft Company (Hampton, VA) [Click to Vote]
Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC) is an aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company. Their first product, Hercules, is a vertical take-off and landing aircraft with eight propellers powered by electricity generated by a 2-stroke gasoline engine.

Card Isle (Blacksburg, VA) [Click to Vote]
Local and independent boutique greeting cards personalized at kiosks. Design greeting cards online and print at the closest kiosk.

DonorSee (Fairfax, VA) [Click to Vote]
DonorSee is an international-aid-focused crowdfunding platform that emphasizes providing visual feedback on all donations.

Health Wizz (Falls Church, VA) [Click to Vote]
Health Wizz is a mobile application platform to aggregate, organize and share/donate/trade health records on Ethereum blockchain.

IDENTV (McLean, VA) [Click to Vote]
IDenTV’s mission is to create powerful video analysis capabilities for actionable insights from Video Big Data.

kweliTV (Alexandria, VA) [Click to Vote]
kweliTV is an interactive video streaming platform. They curate and create independent films, social impact documentaries, web shows and news that culturally show a true reflection of misrepresented communities of color globally.

Little Loving Hands (Vienna, VA) [Click to Vote]
Little Loving Hands is a monthly subscription service that teaches kids about empathy and kindness—one box at a time!

Loci (Sterling, VA) [Click to Vote]
Loci is the next gen of IP concept search engines, looking backward to outline direct ancestors and forward to outline direct descendants.

MajorClarity (Richmond, VA) [Click to Vote]
MajorClarity let’s students try out any career online through career simulations and creates educational plans of study for them to follow.

NS8 (Herndon, VA) [Click to Vote]
NS8 protects companies conducting business online from fraud and abuse. It helps them create a secure and trusted environment for their customers.

OccasionGenius (Richmond, VA) [Click to Vote]
OccasionGenius makes it simple and easy for people planning any occasion to discover local ideas they never knew existed. The award-winning site makes is easy to get group buy-in with polling—no more never-ending email chains.

Ostendio (Arlington, VA) [Click to Vote]
Ostendio’s SaaS solution provides an enterprise view of cybersecurity programs and uses behavioral analytics to drive employee engagement.

Park & Diamond (Blacksburg, VA) [Click to Vote]
Park & Diamond is improving cycling safety with helmets that rolls up into the shape of a water bottle and can be conveniently carried.

ParkMyCloud (Dulles, VA) [Click to Vote]
ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think the “Nest for the cloud.”

PockitShip (Falls Church, VA) [Click to Vote]
PockitShip is an on-demand delivery and moving service in the DC metro area. They typically move items such as furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, grills and TVs or other large electronics.

RUB A DUB (McLean, VA) [Click to Vote]
Car care for smart cities powered by sustainable technology.

Signal Vine (Alexandria, VA) [Click to Vote]
Signal Vine’s enterprise text messaging platform transforms the way higher education institutions reach and engage students.

Sitterly Students (Reston, VA) [Click to Vote]
Sitterly Students is an online community connecting local families and local college student sitters. Sitterly provides families and students resources to connect, build lasting relationships and support each other’s future success.

Spira (Richmond, VA) [Click to Vote]
Spira tackles the problem of the inefficient supply chain in current food systems. They’ve creating microalgae farming systems that are effortless to use, cost-effective, and easy to implement anywhere in the world while maintaining sterility and optimizing production.

Squirrelpitch (Springfield, VA) [Click to Vote]
Squirrelpitch is a next-generation career connection platform that matches candidates and scouts with a proprietary match-making algorithm.

Tandem Medical (Charlottesville, Virginia) [Click to Vote]
Tandem is an enterprise software platform that will revolutionize internal hospital communications. They have a cross-functional team of doctors, engineers, and businesspeople with expertise in operations, IT, and execution.

theCut (Woodbridge, VA) [Click to Vote]
A mobile platform connecting mens groomers and their clients. A management and branding tool for barbers saving their clients time and money.

TRAXyL (Warrenton, VA) [Click to Vote]
TRAXyL has developed a new, patented method to distribute optical fiber using the road surface that solves the last mile problem.

Trovolone (Herndon, VA) [Click to Vote]
Trovolone brings Fortune 500 cybersecurity to small offices.

WythMe (Arlington, VA) [Click to Vote]
WythMe is a reverse auction platform that is changing the nature of commerce in the restaurant/entertainment space.

Thank you to our Startup of the Year sponsors and partners.
American Airlines
.Me Domain
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We invite you to join us at Innovate 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.