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Startup of the Year Alumni Spotlight with Aperiomics, Klickly, PopCom, and re:3D - 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, hosted by our very own COO, John Guidos.

The alumni panel included the CEO and Co-Founder of Aperiomics, Crystal Icenhour. We also hear from Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene from Flat Out of Heels and PopCom.

The panel also included Cooper Harris, the Founder and CEO of Klickly, which is also an Established Ventures portfolio company. And finally, we also hear from Samantha Snabes from re:3D, the 2019 winner.

BIG NEWS!! Our good friend and the CEO of Embarc Collective, Lakshmi Shenoy, shares exciting info about this year’s Summit! You can register today for tickets at:

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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 -