Fourth Revolution


October 13, 2020


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2020: Rising Star of the Year

The Rising Star of the Year  recognizes a pre-series B round startup company, before its seventh year in operation, for its innovation, creativity, and position as the next great company to emerge in the region.

Judging Criteria 
  • Importance of the problem being solved
  • Significance of the impact on individuals, industry, and society 
  • Uniqueness of the approach
  • Market potential 
  • Overall success and performance metrics


  • The startup must produce a physical product and/or make a direct impact on the regional manufacturing industry
  • The startup must be less than 7 years old
  • The startup must be pre-series B round
  • The startup must have a live and viable product or service
  • The startup must be innovative, disruptive, and exciting


  • Applications are submitted, a judging committee selects finalists, and then those companies pitch to the judges 
  • If selected as a finalist, companies must be able to attend a virtual pitch in front of judges on September 29th from 4:30-6:30
  • Application

  • Please provide visual materials (image or file) to assess this category’s dependent criteria. (Images are preferred in clean PNGs or JPEGs) Maximum upload size 10MB.

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