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Startup of the Year Podcast

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 following:
  • 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 sponsor .US
  • Curated connections for the Top 100 with investors and corporate leads.
  • 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 Seasoned Entrepreneurs.
  • 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:
Also, please get your free .US domain today by going to the following link:
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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 -