Oakland's Rising Stars

Oakland's Rising Stars

Be recognized as the top 25 emerging tech startups
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Oakland has become an increasingly attractive venue to establish roots as a tech startup. 


The City of Oakland, Visit Oakland and the Oakland Chamber of Commerce and Vator see this trend and want to recognize the top 25 emerging startups that have embraced Oakland as their home.


The top 25 will receive:

  • One Basic admission ticket to Vator Splash Spring 2016 on May 12
  • Profile piece on VatorNews
  • Recognition from City of Oakland, Visit Oakland, Oakland Chamber of Commerce



Top 5 will receive:

  • All of the above
  • Chance to present for 2 minutes on stage 
  • Access to Speaker's Lounge (to mingle with the VIPs)
  • Plus complimentary Demo Table at Vator Splash Spring 2016


To be considered, we will want to know what makes your startup so innovative and why you selected Oakland as home base and what the benefits have been so far and what you'd like to see more of!

The top 25 will be selected by a combination of curation as well as the People's Choice. So be sure to get the vote out!


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