For any startup, the opportunity to grow business, expand connections, and elevate brand from a global stage is exciting. Selected as semifinalists in the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, members of the Blended Sense leadership team jet settled to compete for the win in Tampa Bay, Florida the last week in January.
In addition to pitching for the grand championship title and up to a $50K in investment, there were three days of programming with curated 1:1 meetings with investors, and panels featuring all kinds of business experts.
Joining the ranks of well-known companies that have been a part of the Startup of the Year community over the past decade, such as Aperiomics, BenjiLock, Groupon, GrubHub, Maxwell Health, re:3D, ShearShare, and Uber, Blended Sense performed well. Leaving without a title, but plenty of connections and relationships to build upon, it was a huge success all around.
Take a look inside to what it was really like: https://youtu.be/_QabGXZVKsI
Startup of the Year is a community, a resource, and competition curated specifically to elevate founders and their teams. This year was the first time the event occured in-person since 2019 (2020 Summit was virtual) - rising startups, investors, corporate innovators, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders will gather together in the same city to celebrate innovation and recognize the achievements of early-stage companies from across all verticals and around the world.