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Startup of the Year Podcast

Jul 11, 2023

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an interview with Mike Evans that took place at SXSW. 


Mike is the Co-Founder of GrubHub, as well as the founder of Fixer, a Chicago-based company building the "right now" handyman service. Mike’s latest book venture, "Hangry: A Startup Journey", is an exciting memoir about his co-founding of GrubHub and his journey as an entrepreneur. You can grab yourself a copy today at


We also want to mention that for the first time since 2019, SBA’s America’s Seed Fund Road Tour will take to the road for an in-person experience. From July 17-21, the bus will stop in five Midwest states, connecting innovators with the largest source of seed funding in the country. 


Each Road Tour stop facilitates programming and One-on-One in-person meetings between innovators and federal agency representatives to help attendees navigate over $4 billion in early-stage funding opportunities through America’s Seed Fund. Established will be there, and if you are in the region, we hope you are, too! We encourage you to register to attend and to share this special in-person opportunity with your connections, networks, and ecosystem.  


America’s Seed Fund Road Tour | Midwest Tour Stops: 

  • Monday, July 17 | Oklahoma City, OK 
  • Tuesday, July 18 | Wichita, KS 
  • Wednesday, July 19 | Kansas City, MO 
  • Thursday, July 20 | Lincoln, NE 
  • Friday, July 21 | Des Moines, IA 


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We also again shine a spotlight on one of the startups from our community and that company is Atlantic Sea Farms, which is revolutionizing the US seaweed industry while making our customers, our planet, and our coastal economies healthier by creating craveable and innovative products from sustainably farmed sea greens. To learn more, visit


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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. 


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