Update: the nominees have now been announced!

A few weeks ago we asked the TechPint community on Facebook which were the most promising startups in Northeast Ohio. And then things got crazy. Nearly 40 startups, 2,000 votes and 300 likes later, the energy is palpable. And we want to properly honor those out there that are making this happen. So we're proud to now announce the inaugural TechPint Startup Awards!

In 2015, we're starting with four categories --

1) Most Innovative Startup (best tech)

2) Most Beautiful Startup (best design)

3) Best Emerging Startup (promising startups under 2 years old)

4) Best Growth Startup (for high performance startups of any age)

And then one of these category winners will be given the TechPint Startup of the Year award, to acknowledge them as the most exciting startup in the region.

The Awards will take place as part of TechPint Startup Summit on May 15th in the Flats in Cleveland.

How do you enter?

To start, we are taking nominations in each category until Monday, 4/20. Please note: every startup in the Facebook poll is already counted as been nominated. But please feel free to suggest categories in which they should be considered.

To nominate, please enter in the form below your name and email followed by (for each startup):

1) Startup Name

2) URL

3) Category/Categories in which you want them nominated


Being a completely new event, please bear with us as we figure some things out. But we do know this:

  • In 2015, a fairly large selection of founders and investors chosen by the TechPint Team will choose the shortlist, and ultimately the winners.
  • It is completely free to enter or nominate. To attend the Awards you'll need to attend the TechPint Startup Summit.
  • Shortlist nominees will be given discount codes unlocking the $75 admission price (up to 4 per startup).
  • The region is loosely defined as Northeast Ohio. But it's no big deal if you are based not too far from here.
  • We're looking for a sponsor for the awards. Interested?
  • Any questions, please email Paul McAvinchey.