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Startup of the Year Podcast

Sep 19, 2023

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear an investor discussion was led by our own Established Co-CEO Jen Consalvo at a pitch event we hosted online a few months ago. 


The panel included Dahna Goldstein, who is the Chief Investment Officer of Halcyon and Co-Managing Director of the Halcyon Fund. Phoebe Van Duinen was also on the panel, and she is the Principal and Investment Manager at Halcyon and is responsible for the end-to-end process of social impact investing through their three capital vehicles, VC Fund, Angel Network, and Microloan Fund. 


Lastly, Olivia Goldstein also participated in the chat. Olivia is the Vice President at StartFast Ventures. 


We also again shine a light on an amazing company in our ecosystem. Today, that company is Keepers, which is an all-in-one app providing full housekeeping management. They are saving short-term rental hosts time by integrating directly with their Airbnb and VRBO calendars so that as soon as a reservation is created, a job notification is sent to all housekeeper users. Learn more about them 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. Checkout Startup of the Year at:    


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.   


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