Sep 29, 2020
On this episode of the Startup of the Year podcast, we hear
from Polly Rodriguez, the founder, and CEO of Unbound
, a sexual wellness company for
women. They make and sell vibrators, lubricants, and accessories
online along with their digital magazine. Polly and Unbound
competed in the 2017 Startup of the Year program and finished in
the Top 5 that year.
We also hear some segments from some of our Established Team
members. Our Co-CEO, Jen Consalvo, provides advice for startup
founders that are trying to find their path. Also, our Director of
Partnerships, Jacqui Dietrich, provides an update about our Partner
Programs and specifically discusses the following:
As mentioned in the episode, please join us for our upcoming
8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit which will be held online on
November 16-18. The Summit is a curated experience for emerging
founders, seasoned entrepreneurs, corporate innovation leads,
accelerators, and investors to build relationships that fuel
success. Summit is also the culmination of the 2020 Startup of the
Year competition, and attendees can expect some of the
- The Top 100 Startups will compete for the 2020 Startup of the
Year championship title.
- Up to $20K in potential investment from Established Ventures
for one of the semifinalists.
- $10K non-diluted cash prize for a U.S. Veteran-led company from
- Curated connections for the Top 100 with investors and
- Keynote speakers, such as Tim Draper (Draper VC), Kara Goldin
(Hint Water), and Mike Evans (GrubHub), and more.
- "Ask Me Anything" sessions with VCs, Corporate Leaders, and
- Opportunity to network with expert judges and mentors, such as
Phil Nadel, Lesa Mitchell, Erica Minnihan, and more.
- You can learn more about the Summit and register for the event
at the following link: https://summit.startupofyear.com/
Also, please get your free .US domain today by going to the
following link: soty.link/dotusplus
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