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November 2 - 4, 2021
Santa Clara Convention CenterCalifornia, USA

Startup Elevate

Connect Your Startup with Industry and Investment

Startup Elevate, taking place at Internet of Things World and powered by Founders Forum, is an exclusive startup program and community bringing together select investors and some of the most innovative startups disrupting the tech scene!

What is Startup Elevate?

Startup Elevate connects startups with industry and investment to empower the next disruptors in tech. It is a place for startups at the beginning of their funding to connect with top investors and meet potential partners whilst having the opportunity to participate in Internet of Things World at an affordable price. Read on to find out more about what is included in the Startup Elevate program.

Pitchoff Competition

Where startups pitch their products and businesses on stage to an engaged audience of industry leaders, investors, and press, judged by an expert panel, specifically selected for expert startup and IoT knowledge.

Educational Sessions

Exclusive free to attend training and presentations for startups to learn how to scale their business, pitch for funding and overcome challenges facing IoT startups right now.

Investor and Startup meetings

Startup Elevate organizes meetings between investors and startups to ensure productive face to face time for building long-lasting business partnerships. Multi-million dollar deals have been done at the event, let your business be next!

Startup Showcase on the Expo Floor

Located in the hub of the event on the expo floor for 2020, startups will showcase the latest products and services focussed on security, AI, connected cars, agriculture, wearables, smart home, industrial IoT plus much more.

Innovation of Things Award

Startups compete in a final round following the pitch offs to win the highly coveted Innovation of Things Award.

Powered by Founders Forum

This year Startup Elevate is proud to be backed by Founders Forum, a private network of the world's leading digital and technology entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for more information soon on our exciting partnership!



Hundreds of startups attend Startup Elevate each year and showcase their brand new products and services.


Investors and venture capitalists from across the world attend Startup Elevate to find the next big thing in tech.


World-renowned incubators and accelerators attend startup elevate to showcase their programs, increase their brand exposure and recruit new startups.


Journalists from some of the biggest tech publications and new sites attend Startup Elevate to capture the latest developments coming out of Silicon Valley and beyond


Meet IoT solution providers at Startup Elevate who want to partner or acquire startups and associate their brands with the startup community.


Decision-makers in tech attend startup elevate to see the latest products and services on offer that will transform their business.

Eric Winsborrow


Distrix Networks - Previous Innovation of Things Award Winner!

We already had a number of potential partners view the demonstration of our technology and ask that we partner with them, and the exposure and validation we received from winning the Innovation of Things Award simply added to an already successful event.

Startup Elevate in Numbers






Total Attendees