Startup of the Year 2019
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Our Startup of the Year team scours the planet searching for the world’s most innovative early stage companies. After multiple rounds of competition, including events at SXSW and INNO, 100 semifinalists will get the chance to compete in our Startup of the Year Competition at the Startup of the Year Summit in Memphis, TN (Oct. 14-16th).

How the Competition Works:

  1. Submit an application by May 31, 2019.
  2. Startup of the Year Application is the same application for all our events, including SXSW and INNO. If your startup is selected for these events and you win. You will automatically be one of our 100 semifinalist for Startup of the Year. 
  3. The Startup of the Year team and guest judges will review and score startups.
  4. Online audiences will vote for their favorite startups.
  5. Based on all of the scoring and feedback, one hundred semifinalists will be invited to join us at the Startup of the Year Summit to compete in person. Notifications will go out in July 2019.
  6. At the live event, judges will select five (5) startups to pitch to the final panel of judges for a chance to be named the 2019 Startup of the Year. 

Startup of the Year Competition 2019 Official Rules


Deadline to submit:
24 days

Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:59 PM PDT

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