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Startup of the Year Podcast

#0005 - SXSW 2019

· SOTY Podcast

We just got back from Austin, Texas, and South by Southwest (SXSW), where we hosted an all-day Startup of the Year House — for our 10th year running — and what a weekend it was!


In this fifth installment of the Startup of the Year Podcast, the Established team of Frank Gruber, Jen Consalvo, Lori Thiel, Rich Maloy, and Joe Corbett revisit the 24 inspiring startups that pitched and were showcased at the event, the gripping conversation on innovation with Andre Heeg from Sandoz and 15-time author Guy Kawasaki, and a special fireside chat with Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz US, and, of course, the top 5 finalists — Easy Expunctions, Gravy, Medsaf, runner-up Hera Health Solutions, and our ultimate champion, Proov Test, who’ve earned themselves a fast-track to the Startup of the Year Semi-Finals.

We also share some of our favorite SXSW takeaways, ranging from the meteorological, to the technological, to the chiropteran, before discussing the upcoming INNO CONF; where we'll have 50 startups from the Startup of the Year pitching for a shot at a fast-track to our Startup of the Year Summit in… drumroll… MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE!

So, if you have a startup, or know an early-stage startup, in your area, be sure to apply/have them apply now at!