Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 is one of the most...well, CELEBRATED tech events of the year for entrepreneurs and tech professionals everywhere, being held in San Jose, California. Join us as we take you on a journey filled with epic office hours, mentor sessions, workshops, coaching, celebrity judges, stellar keynotes, industry panels and more. Oh, and we've thrown in a little fun with several networking events and excursions.
Epic Office Hours
1-on-1 meetings with high profile investors, entrepreneurs, mentors and startup experts
Duration: 25 minutes
Our 1-on-1 sessions last for 25 minutes and offer an exciting opportunity to interact directly with a tech leader, advisor, startup coach or investor.
Small groups of 8-10 attendees joined by mentors who will lead each session
Duration: 50 minutes
Back by popular demand! Mentor Sessions are a great way to collaborate with a small group of entrepreneurs, engage with thought-leaders in tech and gather feedback on your next big idea!
Hear from industry experts as they lead conversations that will leave you inspired
Duration: 25 minutes
Don't miss our inspiring and captivating industry panels, covering topics from funding to collaboration, growth hacking and how to keep your team focused through every stage of growth.
Engaging, interactive workshops offering practical advice and the tools to navigate your startup journey
Duration: 50 minutes
Learn from industry experts and executive coaches on how to deliver on intended results, create great customer experiences, finding success in failure and celebrate the startup journey.
Exciting, fun-filled adventures in and around the Silicon Valley area
Duration: 30 minutes - 2 hours
Enjoy a variety of fun activities in the area before the conference so you can get to know Silicon Valley and your fellow attendees in a relaxed environment.
SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2016 | SAN JOSE, CA
Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 is a 3-day journey and tech conference being held in San Jose, California. Attendees will learn, discover and engage directly with advisors, coaches, influencers, investors, startup experts, founders and more industry thought leaders.
In its 4th year, Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 is a lively mix of startup founders, entrepreneurs, educators and technophiles from around the world coming together to celebrate entrepreneurship. Participants will enjoy workshops, mentor office hours and pitch practice and hear from tech industry leaders. Attendees will gain new tools, resources, knowledge, connections and friends.
Innovate! and Celebrate 2016 will also host the finals of the 2016 global startup competition to name Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year. Startups Apply Today
PAST SPEAKERS & MENTORS
Founder & CEO, Hint
John B. Rogers, Jr.
Co-founder & CEO, Local Motors
Cofounder & CEO, Mattermark
CEO, So So Def Recordings/Global 14
Cofounder, Brigade Media
Partner, 500 Startups
VP of Operations, EMPIRE Distribution
Managing Director, Techstars
Bradley C. Harrison
Founder & Managing Partner, Scout Ventures
Startup Advocate, PayPal/Braintree
Head of Startup Recruiting, Dreamit
Columnist, Yahoo Tech
Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology at Hogan Lovells US LLP
Melinda Briana Epler
Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst
Global Director of Startups, Accelerators and VCs at PayPal & Braintree
Co-founder & CEO, Grasshopper
Co-Founder & CEO, PEAQ Labs, Inc
Erica Duignan Minnihan
Head of Deal Flow, Onevest
CEO and Founder of Rokk3r Labs
Cofounder & CEO, Tech.Co
Founder & CEO, Crowdfunder.com
Founder, Givelocity & Startup Coach
Gabriella Draney Zielke
Cofounder and CEO, Tech Wildcatters
VP of Programing, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
Founder & CEO, Startup Grind
Developer Advocate, Google
Cofounder & CEO, The Mill
Mayor Carolyn Goodman
Mayor, Las Vegas
Chief Consumer Officer & CMO, SmartThings
Former CEO, Etsy
Developer Evangelist, PayPal
Digital Correspondant, Sevans Strategy
Unicorn Whisperer & CTO, ROCeteer
Co-founder, Emerging Prairie
Happiness Astronaut, ROCeteer
Cofounder & CTO, Wedgies
Hartej Singh Sawhney
CEO & Co-Founder, Zuldi
2016 STARTUP OF THE YEAR COMPETITION
Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) travels the world hosting regional 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 Celebrate 2016 to compete for the top spot, and for a chance to be named Tech.Co's Startup of the Year!
2015 STARTUP OF THE YEAR SEMIFINALISTS
These startups were part of the Celebrate 2015 competition.
BlenDenver, CO | Prima-Temp
Los Angeles, CA | Mobile Therapy/Self Echo
Little Rock, AR | bfonics, Inc. & PBX
Miami, FL | YouRoam
Tampa Bay, FL | ViralStyle & CitySleekers
Philadelphia, PA | ROAR for Good & Bestimators
Dallas, TX | HedgeChatter & HipPocket
Pittsburgh, PA | Seekahoo, Inc, StreamMe, & Srvd
Memphis,TN | Ncrease, GemPhones & 6Figure
Boston, MA | zakipoint health & CallRed
New York, NY | Boomset & Yorango
Baltimore, MD | Mooki & Sonavex
Las Vegas, NV | IndiCard & Drive Safe Mode
Miami, FL | LiveAnswer & Tracks
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.
WE'RE IN THE PRESS
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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