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Tuesday, Sep 25
5:00pm — 7:30pm
Basecamp Launched by Chase for Business
304 attending

The Internet of Everything Competition (& Tech Titans) + Happy Hour

The Internet of Everything Competition (& Tech Titans) event will kick off with a free happy hour, presented by Sling TV. Beginning at 5, join DISH and Sling TV for networking and complimentary cold beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages before the pitching begins.

This is not just any pitch competition. This is an opportunity to throw down with international business leaders about the global economic shift coming with 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things, or IoT.

We invite anyone with a good idea in the world of connected devices to tell their story and compete. DISH co-founder and chairman, Charlie Ergen, returns to Denver Startup Week for a second year. One of the most influential players in the U.S. wireless industry, Ergen will lead the panel of heavy hitting judges.

In this new world of IoT, everything will be connected, from cars to cows. There is a clean slate ready for new ideas on just what the “Internet of Everything” will look like.

We’re looking for startups with a product poised for greatness, a student who likes to tinker, or an accountant who’s thinking well beyond a spreadsheet. Bring your Raspberry Pi, your homemade circuit board, or just a well-thought out product or application idea that may not have the wires connected yet. Innovation can come from anywhere, and this competition seeks to find it.


Charlie Ergen, co-founder and chairman of DISH. Founded in 1980, DISH has reclaimed its role as a startup as it enters the world of wireless with a brand new IoT network, and eventually a next-generation 5G network.

Kate Shillo Beardsley, partner and managing director at Upslope Ventures, a Denver-based early stage capital fund investing in startups across the country.

Stacey Higginbotham, renowned IoT journalist who operates Stacey on Iot, the Internet of Things podcast and whose work has appeared in Fortune (where she was a senior editor), PCMag, MIT Tech Review and Gigaom.


The winners will earn a private meeting with each of the judges, and who knows, maybe a chance to springboard their idea to market.
The winner will also be propelled to the semi-finals round of the Denver Startup Week pitch competition with a prize valued at $100,000 in cash, services and product.

How to Enter:

To enter the competition and access the full rules, click the link the below. Submissions are due by September 20.