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Eric Ingram and SCOUT Bring Home the 2021 Startup of the Year Award - Startup of the Year Podcast

· SOTY Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Eric Ingram, the founder and CEO of SCOUT, which was the big winner of the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, which just took place in Tampa Florida.

SCOUT is an amazing company that is developing orbital products and services to enable a new era of space safety and transparency – adding eyes to space and spacecraft. 

During the Summit, we had our top startups all pitching for the chance to take home the championship trophy and to be named as the Startup of the Year. The Top 5 finalists that competed on stage live at the finals were: 

- Heroshe - Houston, Texas

- Home Lending Pal - Orlando, Florida

- Relavo - Baltimore, Maryland

- SCOUT - Alexandria, Virginia 

- Target Arm Inc. - Ridgefield, Connecticut 

We also had the 9th Annual Startup of the Year People's Choice Award Winners presented by ReliaQuest (voted on by the world via internet voting). The overall People’s Choice Winner was Cope Notes ( from Tampa, Florida. 

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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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