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Accelerating Startups with Travis Holoway, Rodney Williams, and Lesa Mitchell - Startup of the Year Podcast

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micOn this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear a panel discussion from our last Summit called “Startup Lessons from Accelerating Startups” with Travis Holoway and Rodney Williams of the Established Ventures portfolio company, SoLo Funds (, and Lesa Mitchell, formerly of Techstars and now with HighAlpha Innovation. The crew talk about helping people and their “fastest growing fintech” startup and other startup tips and lessons learned.

Also, we are continuing our segment where we highlight one startup from our community during every episode. In this episode the company is BlueRecruit, which is a direct-hire marketplace for skilled-trade workers who want to build their career and the companies desperate for their talent. They have removed the inefficiencies of resumes and job posts and focus on the skills and experiences that matter. Go to to learn more!

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Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.   

Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year.  

The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment. 

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