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TechOvation 2018 Application Details

Who can enter?

TechOvation is open to HTNG members and nonmembers. Products must be new to the marketplace from 2017 or coming in 2018!


What to expect in round 1

  • Submit Application & $250 entry fee. Deadline January 10
  • Send HTNG your 90-second video showcasing your product or service. Deadline January 10
  • Share and collect "likes" on your video. January 22 - February 2
  • Judges will review all videos and vote
  • 10 videos become semi-finalists and advance to the next round! Announced February 5
    • 7 videos selected by the judges
    • 3 most "liked" videos by the public


Moving on to round 2

  • Submit semi-finalist qualifying fee. Deadline February 21
    • $2,500 HTNG Startup Members
    • $3,500 HTNG Corporate & Platinum Members
    • $5,000 Nonmembers
    • Fees include one registration pass for the HT-NEXT Conference access starting Tuesday afternoon (March 13) through the end of the event on Wednesday (March 14)
  • Present live at HT-NEXT in San Diego, CA  Presentations March 14
    • Semi-finalists each have four minutes onstage
  • Judging panel selects top three finalists
  • Audience votes for 2018 TechOvation Award Winner!


I'm the winner! Now what?

Prizes & Publicity

  • Promote your product as the 2018 TechOvation Award Winner!
  • HTNG’s global press release, issued March 14, will be all about your product!
  • Bring home the TechOvation Trophy!
  • Receive electronic logo art and photos of the awards ceremony for promotional use!
  • Beyond 2018, your product will be featured on the HTNG TechOvation Previous Winners page!