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Alumni Spotlight with CoSchedule, Kamana Health, Proov, and Peanut Butter - Startup of the Year Podcast

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On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Established and Co-Founder of Established Ventures, introduces an Alumni Spotlight Panel discussion from our 2020 Summit.

The alumni panel included Dave Dworschak, who is the co-founder of Kamana (, which was a 2019 Top 100 finalist and was an Established Ventures Portfolio company until they were acquired in 2020.

We also hear from Amy Beckley, who is the Founder and CEO of Proov (, and was a Top 100 finalist.

The panel also included our old friend, David Aronson, the CEO and Founder of Peanut Butter (, who was a 2016 Top 5 Finalist.

Finally, we also hear from Garrett Moon, the CEO and Founder of CoSchedule (, a 2016 Top 5 Finalist.

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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.

Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals. Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook -