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Roy Schwartz the Co-Founder and CEO of Axios HQ Talks About His Best-selling Book “Smart Brevity” - Startup of the Year Podcast

· SOTY Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Roy Schwartz, the co-founder and CEO of Axios HQ. Roy led Axios through multiple fundraising rounds, oversaw all company strategy and business operations and launched Axios HQ, an internal communications software platform to help teams communicate more effectively.

Schwartz also served as executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning docu-news series “Axios on HBO” and co-author of Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less. Schwartz is also the former chief revenue officer for Politico.

We also again talk about our virtual event we are hosting on December 13th, which concludes our “Grow Your Startup” series. This virtual event will feature five companies from our community, who will be pitching their ideas to investor judges and a global audience. The event timeline, the application, and the event registration can be found at:

We also again shine a spotlight on one of the startups from our community and that company is “The Beans,” which believes everyone deserves a plan for their money. They build personalized, visual financial Plans and help you stick with them through positive, proactive messages. The Beans is a simple, effective way to manage your money and follow your passion. Go to to learn more!

Lastly, we invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to: 

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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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