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Startup of the Year Podcast

Nov 4, 2022

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Kurt Wilkin, who is the CEO at HireBetter (, which is a national recruiting firm working directly with leaders of high-growth companies to build game-changing teams. He is also the Founder and a Partner at Bee Cave Capital, a Texas-based early-stage venture group that invests in Texas companies who are making a difference in a variety of industries.


Kurt is also the author of “Who's Your Mike?: A No-Bullshit Guide to the People You'll Meet on Your Entrepreneurial Journey.” Grab yourself a copy today at:


We also again talk about our virtual event we are hosting on December 13th, which concludes our “Grow Your Startup” series. This virtual event will feature five companies from our community, who will be pitching their ideas to investor judges and a global audience. The event timeline, the application, and the event registration can be found at:


We also again shine a spotlight on one of the startups from our community and that company is ClearCOGS, which builds a proprietary “crystal ball” to empower restaurant operators with specific tools and information, including demand predictions, that they need to make proactive decisions and reduce management stress, labor inefficiencies, and food waste. Learn more about them by visiting:


Lastly, we invite you all to join our community today to access the support, expert advice, and resources you need to elevate your startup by going to:  


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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.


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