• Apply for Startup of the Year

    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 6 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 all applicants submit a complete application through our centralized application. If you submit an incomplete application, your submission will not be reviewed.

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    Co-founders Jen Consalvo & Frank Gruber at the American Cities House during SXSW 2018 at Maggie Mae's

  • Apply to Startup of the Year

    Our program has always been free for founders.