Great news. We made it!
Thanks to all of our patrons and users we always strive to be #1 in web development for actor websites, and this piece of news is here to show that we're definitely on the right track.
We had made the Top 50 Startups for Innovate and Celebrate this year. We are very excited to be the part of that event and we'll make sure to represent our company just right, hopefully making some great connections along the way.
The Consumer Technology Association and Tech.Co are joining forces to host the 3-day global Innovate! and Celebrate conference where the biggest names in tech intersect with cutting-edge startups from around the world.
Innovate! and Celebrate will be held in the heart of Silicon Valley September 20-22 at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, CA.
In 2016, Tech.Co held online competitions and events around the country to find the hottest emerging startups. IADB Actor Websites and the other 49 startup semifinalists will compete at the conference for cash, prizes and more. Attendees will get to meet the startup teams at the Startup of the Year Party and watch the top 5 finalists pitch to a live audience.
We'll even have chance to talk one-on-one with Tristan Pollock of 500 Startups, Justin Fishkin of Local Motors, Gabriella Draney Zielke of Tech Wildcatters, Clara Sieg of Revolution Ventures, Cayla Chambers of InvestHER Ventures and Marc Nager of TechStars. We are beyond excited for this opportunity.
Wish us luck! Here are some quotes from our hosts:
"Over the past two years, CTA Innovate! has transformed our annual member event into a startup and small business friendly venture featuring informative panels, keynotes and current industry insight," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "Our partnership with Tech.Co is proof that this event continues to grow and reach new attendee markets. We look forward to working with Tech.Co to offer expanded programming at this truly unique meeting experience."
Karen Chupka, senior vice president CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
"CTA is thrilled to bring this premiere event to Silicon Valley, which is globally recognized as center stage for technology startups and innovation," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CTA. "As owner and producer of CES - the Global Stage for Innovation - we see immense value in bringing Innovate! and Celebrate to the birthplace of the American startup movement, connecting today's entrepreneurs with some of the world's best-known, established companies. Technology is changing our lives for the better, and this event is designed for the innovators and creators at the heart of the tech revolution."
Frank Gruber, Co-founder and CEO, Tech.Co
"Hosting our conference in Silicon Valley's backyard enables us to provide even more opportunities for startup founders from across the world to meet nationally recognized accelerators and investors, gain valuable knowledge and connect with resources that will help amplify their efforts to build a high-growth company."
Jen Consalvo, Co-founder and COO, Tech.Co