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Startup of the Year Podcast

Dec 19, 2022

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we’ve got an investor conversation that my Co-Founder, Jen Consalvo, and I had a discussion during our “Grow your startup” pitch competition. 


During the event, five companies had a chance to showcase their companies in front of our esteemed investor panel, which included our long-time friend and former colleague, Rich Maloy, who is currently the managing partner at Springtime Ventures and has had careers in finance and sales and of course working with Established. He is now on a mission to rebuild the American Dream through entrepreneurship and he is focused on working with and investing in early-stage startups.


Rich was grouped with fellow investor, Monique Idlett-Mosley, who is the founder and general partner of Reign Venture Capital, which is an early-stage investment firm that focuses on women and minority-led startups. She has served as the CEO of Mosley Music Brands and Mosley Music Group, which is home to a multi-platinum roster of artists such as Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, One Republic, and more. 


Last but not least, Rich and Monique were joined by Peter Alemis, who is the founder and general partner at Alemis Ventures.  Prior to founding his firm, Peter was the Chief Development Officer for Family Dental Care, where he helped scale and operate the business to become the largest private dental group in Chicago. He also started his career as an investment banking analyst in New York at RBC Capital Markets. You can watch the full pitch event over on our Established YouTube channel. 


We also again shine a spotlight on one of the startups from our community and that company is Hallo Helper, which is a peer-to-peer marketplace increasing Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Cost Efficiency for On-demand Services or Work. The Hallo Helper platform provides access to all types of local workers. You don’t have to be forced to drive cabs or pick-up food to make money in the on-demand economy. Go to to learn more!


Lastly, we hear about our upcoming trip to Las Vegas for the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show, where we'll be on the floor again at Eureka Park, where we'll be hosting the Consumer Technology Association Foundation Pitch Competition. Come join us at the Startup Stage on Friday, January 6th from 2 - 4 PM PT, for an electrifying pitch competition featuring startups with technologies that help people of all ages and abilities get out into the world, whether for work or play! The winner will take home a bunch of different prizes…who we will then be featuring on the podcast in January, so we can all get excited for that to come in the new year!


While in Las Vegas, we will also be hosting the Startup of the Year Coffee Meetup on Friday, January 6th from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time at Off the Strip coffee joint. Please join us by registering 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 -