Startup of the Year Summit 2020 | Global Virtual Event

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Startup of the Year® Summit is a startup competition and an innovation event for entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leads to connect.

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In its 8th year, 2020 Startup of the Year® Summit (powered by Established) is three days of dedicated programming to build your network, grow your business, and celebrate the startup ecosystem.

Who: Emerging Founders, Seasoned Entrepreneurs, Corporate Innovation Leads, Accelerators, Investors, Startup Ecosystem Builders and Enthusiasts

Date: November 16 - 18, 2020

Time: 11 AM - 6 PM ET (program elements are offered throughout the day)

Cost: Free, virtual event

What to Expect:

  • 100 diverse, early-stage startups will compete for the 2020 Startup of the Year championship title
  • $20K in potential investment for one of the semifinalists
  • $10K non-diluted cash prize for a U.S. Veteran-led company from sponsor .US
  • Curated Office Hours between the Top 100, investors, corporate leads, and other mentors
  • Keynote speakers, such as Tim Draper (Draper University), Kara Goldin (Hint Water), Mike Evans (GrubHub,, and more (see below)
  • "Ask Me Anything" sessions with VCs, seasoned entrepreneurs, and innovation leaders
  • Ongoing networking opportunities for all attendees
  • Meet (just a few) of our Speakers, Judges, and Mentors

    Visit our site to see all of them:

    Meet the Top 100 Startups

    Congrats to the Top 100 Semifinalists that will compete for the 2020 Startup of the Year Championship Title, $20K in potential investment from Established Ventures, and more.

    Learn about all of them, and cast your vote in the People's Choice Award Poll!

    Top 100 Startups, Summit Schedule, Speakers, Updates, and More!

    Head over to:

    Thank you to our Summit Sponsors & Partners


    • .US (.US Veteran Startup of the Year, Free .US Domain)
    • Cloud303
    • Twilio (Bessie, the Llama - Pitch Timer)

    Community Partner Startup & Investment Ambassadors

    • Alice
    • American Inno
    • Backstage Capital
    • Bunker Labs
    • Centrepolis Accelerator
    • Founders First Capital Partners
    • Grind Capital
    • Halcyon Labs
    • NextGen Venture Partners
    • Pledge 1%
    • Springtime Ventures
    • Startup Grind
    • Tampa Bay Wave
    • Techstars

    Interested in sponsorship opportunities to get your brand in front of our global community? Email to learn more.

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