Over 30 Wave Companies Named Startup of the Year Finalists Throughout the Years

November 9, 2020

The 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit is taking place in Tampa Bay, January 25th-27th; so far, 10 out of the 100 finalists selected for the competition are Wave portfolio companies.

Powered by Established, this prestigious program helps diverse, emerging startups, founder teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level through competition, community, and resources. The competition draws applicants from all over the United States and internationally, making it a must-see event within the innovation community.

Our startups have historically held a strong presence at the Startup of the Year (SOTY) competition.  In 2020, TechDiversity Accelerator Alum, Solo Funds claimed the championship title. Let’s dive into Wave’s SOTY history!

2022 Wave finalists:
2020 Wave finalists:
2019 Wave finalists:
Previous Wave participants include:


*Fetefully is a current Wave company but was not a Wave company in 2019.