• Startup of the Year® Online Events

    Presented by Established

    Thank you for joining us for our September Pitch Competition that Celebrated Black Founders.

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    Expert Judges for Startup of the Year Online Pitch Event Celebrating Black Founders, included Shila Nieves Burney (Zane Venture Fund); Edward Jean-Louis (Tale Venture Partners); Aubrie Pagano (Corigin Ventures); and Christie Pitts (Backstage Capital)
  • Greater Colorado Pitch Series

    Established Presents

    July 30 | 2 - 4 PM EDT (NOON - 2 PM MT)

    RSVP today to be a part of this pitch event supporting the Founders building the future of Rural Colorado. Seven startups will pitch for $250,000 in potential investment, $10,000 + in-kind awards, and more!

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  • 2020 Virtual Events Presented & Produced by Established

    Startup of the Year Pitch Competition Celebrates Black Founders

    Startup of the Year Online Pitch Event: Celebrating Black Founders

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    TOP 5:

    • CPRWrap (Hixon, TN)
    • Freeman Capital (Charlottesville, NC) - Fast-track Winner
    • SoLo Funds (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Thermaband (Weston, FL)
    • Youth Enrichments (Houston, TX) - People's Choice Award


    • Shila Nieves Burney, Founding and Managing Parter, Zane Venture Fund 
    • Kathryn Finney, Founder, digitalundivided (wasn't able to participate)
    • Edward Jean-Louis, Parter, Tale Venture Partners
    • Aubrie Pagano, General Partner, Corigin Ventures
    • Christie Pitts, General Partner, Backstage Capital
    Startup of the Year Online Pitch Competition U.S. Veteran Founders

    Startup of the Year Virtual Pitch Competition: Honoring U.S. Veteran Founders

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    TOP 5:

    • GovLia (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
    • Milk Money Kitchens (New York, NY)
    • Target Arm (Ridgefield, CT)
    • TCare (St. Louis, MO) - People's Choice Award
    • TruGenomix (Rockville, MD) - Fast - track Winner


    • Burunda Prince, Chief Innovation Officer, B6
    • Jason Rathje, Partner - AF Ventures, AFWERX
    • Derren Burrell, President and Founder, Veteran Ventures Capital
    • Kim Folsom, Co-Founder and CEO, Founders First Capital Partners, and Founder, LIFT Development Enterprises
    Established Presents the Greater Colorado Pitch Series

    Established Produces: Greater Colorado Pitch Series

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    On July 30th, founders building the future of Rural Colorado pitched for $250K and more.

    Established Presents Startups & Government

    Startups & Government - Compatible at Last

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    Learn how to get government funding for your startup, and debunk the myth that having the government as your client will ruin your startup.



    • Kira Blackwell, NASA iTech
    • Joey Arora, AFWERX
    • Samantha Snabes, re:3D - 2019 Startup of the Year Winner

    EMCEE: Rich Maloy, Established

    Startup of the Year Online  Female Founder Pitch Competition

    Startup of the Year Virtual Pitch Competition: Celebrating Female Founders

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    TOP 5:

    • Cherry Blossom Intimates (Washington, D.C.)
    • MITO Material Solutions (Indianapolis, IN)
    • Pocketnest (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • PredictivCare (Bethesda, MD)
    • ReThink Words (Chicago, IL)


    • Jean Case, National Geographic, Case Impact Network
    • Eric Bahn, Hustle Fund
    • Cheryl Campos, Republic
    • Jesse Draper, Halogen VC
    • Phil Nadel, Forefront Venture Partners
    Startup of the Year Special Event: Startups & COVID-19

    Startup of the Year Special Event: Startups & COVID-19

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.


    • Aperiomics (2018 Grand Prize Winner, Established Ventures Portfolio
    • Fiveable (2019 Top 100)
    • Kamana (2019 Top 100; Established Ventures Portfolio)
    • Lazarus 3D (2018 Top 15)
    • OneMilo (2018 Top 100)


    • Jared Evans, Partner, AF Ventures, AFWERX, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    • David Hall, Managing Partner, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Fund
    • Susan McPherson, CEO, McPherson Strategies
    • Zachary Poll, Head of U.S. Healthcare Partnerships, Plug and Play
    Startup of the Year SXSW 2020 Virtual Pitch Event

    Startup of the Year Virtual Pitch Competition - SXSW Established House

    Miss it? Watch the recording here.

    TOP 5:

    • Jeenie - Fast - track Winner
    • EarBuds
    • CanaAIry
    • Collective Liberty
    • CarpeDM


    • ConverSight.ai


    Click here to meet all of the startups and judges!

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch with Established, the team behind Startup of the Year!

  • Meet the Veteran-led Startups Competing on July 23!

    Register today to hear them pitch! 

    Cast your vote for your favorite in the People's Choice Award Poll.

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    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    GovLia is a cloud-based platform that simplifies state and local government procurement processes to help increase small business participation in order to foster economic opportunity and growth for women-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned companies and the communities they represent.

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    New York, NY

    Milk Money Kitchens is the "Amazon Web Services" of the food industry. Providing the infrastructure to start a food business (commercially-licensed kitchens, supply chains, licensed food staff, etc.) & rent out by the hour to help food businesses launch & scale profitably.

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    Ridgefield, CT

    Target Arm produces a device that enables autonomous launch and recovery of both rotary and fixed wing drones from any moving vehicle, and even during high wind conditions.

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    St. Louis, MO

    TCARE reduces long-term-care claims for Medicaid & Life/LTC insurance carriers by providing an evidence-based family caregiver support program thus delaying/preventing nursing home placement.

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    Rockville, MD

    TruGenomix is a precision behavioral health company focused on advancing the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and mental health disorders and offers a scientifically proven way to identify those living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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