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Startup of the Year Podcast

Apr 26, 2024

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber ( introduces a panel of entrepreneurial experts as they discuss the emergence of AI and how to utilize this new tool in support of entrepreneurial endeavors. This panel, which took place at the Established House at SXSW 2024, and features insight from:


  • Sherrod Davis, Co-Founder and CEO of Ecomap Technologies

  • Nicola Corzine, Founding CEO and Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

  • Ryan Groves, CEO and Founder of Slyngshot, a platform that helps new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch their big ideas

  • Brittany Sickler, Director of Ecosystem Development / Office of Investment and Innovation at the US Small Business Administration


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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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