• Cultivating a Community for Entrepreneurs

    Our members are founders and teams from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences that come together to thrive, elevate, and celebrate their businesses. Join below!

    Premium Access

    Resources to help you grow your business that includes digital and in-person content, special partner offers, as well as educational workshops and events.

    Exclusive Activities

    Members-only programming designed for startups, including tailored office hours with expert mentors, curated live and virtual events, and more.

    Founder Networks

    Grow your connections and relationships with entrepreneurs and startup teams. Connect, encourage, share, learn, and prosper!

    Funding Opportunities

    An entry point (if eligible) to get in front of Established Ventures, NextGen, SpringTime, and other firms via our Daily Dealflow newsletter and annual awards.

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  • Community Criteria


    Startup of the Year® helps the most diverse emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level.


    Make sure your startup is eligible:

    • Startups must be fewer than six years old at time of application
    • Startups must have a live and viable product
    • Startups must be INNOVATIVE - Make sure to describe and exhibit why your company is disruptive and exciting in your application. We are looking to learn why your company is the right company to solve the issue you are addressing.
    • *It is essential that all interested members submit a complete application through our centralized form. If you submit an incomplete application, your submission will not be reviewed.

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