• Consumer Technology Association & Tech.Co present


    Global Conference


    Celebrating Innovation & Entrepreneurship


    Silicon Valley

    September 20 - 22, 2016

  • JOIN US 

    Industry leaders, Executives, Creatives, Innovators, Startup Founders, and Investors


    Naveen Jain

    Founder, Moon Express and BlueDot

    Jeff Clavier

    Founder & Managing Partner of SoftTech VC

    Amy Jo Kim, Ph.D.

    Co-Founder Shufflebrain

    Justin Fishkin

    Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors

    Marc Nager

    Chief Community Officer, Techstars

    Clara Sieg

    Partner and Co-Founder Revolution Ventures

    Gary Shapiro

    President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

    Gary Benitt

    General Partner, Social Leverage

    Annie Pace Scranton

    Founder, Pace Public Relations

    Arjun Sethi

    Partner, Social Capital

    Cayla Chambers

    Partner, InvestHER Ventures

    Tristan Pollock

    EIR and Venture Partner, 500 Startups

    Charles LaCalle

    Venture Capitalist, Dreamit Ventures

    Tyler Suiters

    Vice President Communication, Consumer Technology Association

    Gabriella Draney Zielke

    Cofounder and CEO, Tech Wildcatters

    Steve Koenig

    Senior Director Market Research, Consumer Technology Association

    Bambi Francisco

    Founder and CEO, Vator

    Michael Sorrentino

    Founder, Sorrentino Media

    Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D

    Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Technology Association

    Sarah Moret

    Associate, CrossCut Ventures

    Frank Gruber

    Cofounder & CEO, Tech.Co

    George Stepancich

    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.

    Mentor Sessions

    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.

    Mentor Circles

    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.


    Exciting, fun-filled adventures in and around the Silicon Valley area

    Enjoy a variety of fun activities in the area before the conference and get to know Silicon Valley and kick back with your fellow attendees in a relaxed environment.

    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.



    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



    2015 Tech.Co Startup of the Year


    San Francisco, CA


    A blind recruiting app that facilitates job matching based on merit, not molds.


    HIS Energy

    2014 Tech Cocktail Celebrate Startup of the Year

    Hampton, VA


    Eliminating the cost and logistics associated with changing batteries in remotely located sensors. 


    Maxwell Health

    2013 Tech Cocktail Celebrate Startup of the Year

    Boston, MA


    The future of benefits.


  • Meet our Co-Host Consumer Technology Association

    Learn more about membership here


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    “(one of the...) The Best Organizations For Entrepreneurs”

    ~ Forbes


    “(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”

    ~ CBS/WUSA9

    “(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


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    Book now in the Innovate! and Celebrate room block at the Fairmont San Jose at the rate of $355+ for a standard room.