FEATURED SPEAKERS, JUDGES & MENTORS
Founder, Moon Express and BlueDot
Founder & Managing Partner of SoftTech VC
Amy Jo Kim, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors
Chief Community Officer, Techstars
Partner and Co-Founder Revolution Ventures
President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
General Partner, Social Leverage
Annie Pace Scranton
Founder, Pace Public Relations
Partner, Social Capital
Partner, InvestHER Ventures
EIR and Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Venture Capitalist, Dreamit Ventures
Vice President Communication, Consumer Technology Association
Gabriella Draney Zielke
Cofounder and CEO, Tech Wildcatters
Senior Director Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
Founder and CEO, Vator
Founder, Sorrentino Media
Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D
Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Technology Association
Associate, CrossCut Ventures
Cofounder & CEO, Tech.Co
Founder, CEO and Chairman Invisionate, LLC
Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 is one of the most...well, CELEBRATED tech events of the year, where tech leaders intersect with cutting-edge startups, being held in San Jose, California. Join us as we take you on a journey filled with mentor sessions, workshops, coaching, celebrity judges, stellar keynotes and fireside chats industry panels and more. Oh, and we've thrown in a little fun with several networking events and excursions.
1-on-1 meetings with high profile investors, entrepreneurs, mentors and startup experts
Back by popular demand! Tech leaders, experts and influencers in their respective areas of expertise will be offering a limited number of private 30-minute 1:1 meeting to founders who wish to take a deep dive into challenges facing their startup and gain valuable insight and advice to help build their business. We will provide more information on sign up for registrants in the coming weeks.
Small groups of 8-10 attendees joined by mentors who will lead each session
Tech leaders, experts and influencers will be leading a limited number of private 30 minute group Mentor Circles in their area of expertise. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into specific challenges they are having within their business and receive valuable targeted advice for those issues. Each Circle is limited to 8-10 people per session. We will be rolling out the mentor sessions and topics as they become available.
Keynotes, Fireside Chats & Industry Panels
Hear from trendsetters and industry experts as they lead conversations that will leave you inspired
Don't miss our inspiring and captivating sessions - from 5 Innovation Trends To Watch to funding, partnerships, VR and how to keep your team focused through every stage of growth.
Food, cocktails, 50 worldclass startups - the party of the year!
This year as part of the Innovate! and Celebrate conference, the Startup of the Year Party will be held at the Glasshouse, a trendy Silicon Valley venue with a modern flair in the heart of Downtown San Jose. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and ample networking while you meet the top 50 semifinalist startups competing in the Startup of the Year Competition.
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2016 | SAN JOSE, CA
Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 is a 3-day journey that brings together two exciting events to create one exceptional conference. Attendees will benefit from expanded programming and networking opportunities as well as the chance to meet the newest tech startups and learn more about their game-changing products and services.
The event will provide opportunities for startups to meet with established brand leaders in the tech industry for mentoring and networking while providing larger companies a preview of new products and ideas before they come to market.
2016 STARTUP OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) traveled the world hosting Startup of the Year Competitions & Mixers and Online Competitions, to find the worlds most innovative startups. The best startups from each competition will join us at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 to compete for the top spot, and for a chance to be named Tech.Co's Startup of the Year!
Top 50 Semifinalists
Startup of the Year Competition
7 Generation Games, Santa Monica, CA
Abode, Chicago, IL
Admetsys, Boston, MA
Advanced Bone Technology, Fargo, ND
BallotReady, Chicago, IL
Betagig, Los Angeles, CA
Candy Lab, Irvine, CA
Cariloop, Dallas, TX
Cocoon Cam, San Francisco, CA
CoSchedule, Fargo, ND
Cultivating Coders, Albuquerque, NM
Eventyoda, San Francisco, CA
Everflux Technology, Toronto, Canada
Feather, Memphis, TN
Fetch, Birmingham, AL
FutureApps, Westland, MI
GiveIt, Provo, UT
Grokstream, Aliso Viejo, CA
HiLovely, San Francisco, CA
HireKeep, Washington, D.C.
Homey, Memphis, TN
IADB Websites for Creatives, Redondo Beach, CA
InnaMed, Philadelphia, PA
InsiderBookings, Miami, FL
Kitchology, Germantown, MD
Klickly, Santa Monica, CA
Laundri, Dallas, TX
Leapcure, Los Angeles, CA
Legal Robot, San Francisco, CA
Lobster, London, UK
MentorMint, Los Angeles, CA
MyFlow, San Francisco, CA
Occasion, Chicago, IL
On Second Thought, San Francisco, CA
Optia Health, Los Angeles, CA
Parihug, Cleveland, OH
Peanut Butter, Chicago, IL
Pod Share, Los Angeles, CA
PrayerSpark, Las Vegas, NV
PropSwap, Las Vegas, NV
ProxBox, Memphis, TN
Rooam, Washington, D.C.
ShearShare, McKinney, TX
Tesloop, Los Angeles, CA
Valor Connect, Bethlehem, PA
VugaPay, Kigali, Rwanda
Wellness Realities, Palo Alto, CA
Wolo, Santiago, Chile
X-Factor Films, Los Angeles, CA
Xclaim Mobile, Dallas, TX
PAST STARTUP OF THE YEAR WINNERS
2015 Tech.Co Startup of the Year
San Francisco, CA
A blind recruiting app that facilitates job matching based on merit, not molds.
2014 Tech Cocktail Celebrate Startup of the Year
Eliminating the cost and logistics associated with changing batteries in remotely located sensors.
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“(one of the...) The Best Organizations For Entrepreneurs”
“(Tech.Co)…has served as a launching point for hundreds, if not thousands, of start-ups.”
~ Washington Post
“(Tech.Co is)…one of the countries most recognized organizations for startups and emerging technology”
~ Fox News
“(Celebrate is the place for the)…biggest leaders in tech and early stage companies”
“(Tech.Co events)...attract start-uppers, marketing and PR types... investors; it's usually a crowd large enough to arouse the interest of the fire marshal.”
~ Boston Globe
“(Tech.Co is)…uncovering the hottest startups”
~ Huffington Post