Startup of the Year

Who should be named Startup of the Year from the West [Pacific – Santa Barbara] 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 Santa Barbara:

Action Wins (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Action Wins builds community and drives revenue growth by leveraging the power of word-of-mouth. They power refer-a-friend programs for SaaS, health and wellness, and retail businesses.

Artsmesh (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Artsmesh aims to be the SpaceX of the post-Skype age, enabling netizens to master distributed P2P TV/music studio networked environments and live broadcasting.

DUDE (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
The Dude I Need A Truck mobile app allows anyone to instantly connect with a helpful dude in their community with a pickup truck and big smile to who will help move their stuff.

EVmatch (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
EVmatch brings electric vehicles mainstream with a peer-to-peer network of reservable charging stations available anywhere.

Loyale (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
The ultimate craft beer app, a platform for craft breweries, festivals, and tourism with indispensable features to attract and keep customers.

Observables (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Control everything, home or business, anywhere, on or off the grid at anytime, and take IoT services to a whole new level with Observables.

Open Hardware Industries (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Openh.io is a hardware and wireless services company solving the tough issues that every device has to face: communication, enclosures, power, security and remote management.

Pacific Medical Equipment (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Pacific Medical Equipment LLC lab equipment eliminates blue UV light rays making it easier on the eyes, better for embryos, stem cells and now allows the operator another health benefit: standing up vs. sitting down at the bulky old equipment.

Plantiferate (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Create, plan, and maintain a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden with the Plantiferate gardening platform. Share ideas with friends and get help from the gardening community!

RentTrack (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Build credit and pay rent. RentTrack is the only online payment portal that reports monthly rental payments to all three major credit bureaus.

Urbavore (Santa Barbara, CA) [Click to Vote]
Urbavore helps repair our broken food system via smart home garden systems to eliminate food waste, hunger and CO2 emissions.

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! 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.