Startup Arlington

Startup Arlington is an award-winning initiative created to promote Arlington as a technology and startup friendly community on a national level. For three months, Arlington, VA will host one startup technology company to build its vision in our backyard providing lodging, workspace, transportation and more. Three finalists have been chosen from our pool of entrants and the winner will be determined by a combination of judges’ scores and public voting.

We need your help choosing who the lucky startup will be! Vote on the videos below to tell us which startup should win Startup Arlington.  

The public will be allowed to vote on the finalists’ videos until Feb. 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Each person may vote once per day during the voting period. See the official contest rules for more details.

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The winner of Startup Arlington will be announced on March 1, 2017. Be sure to follow us on social media to find out who wins!


About Startup Arlington 2017

This year Startup Arlington partnered with Kiddar Capital to provide $25,000 in investment capital for a truly remarkable startup to grow its business in Crystal City. But investment money is just the beginning. The Startup Arlington winner will also receive three months of lodging at WhyHotel/The Bartlett — one of the newest luxury pop-up hotel and apartments in Arlington with more than 40,000 square feet of amenities and services, provided by Vornado Realty Trust. Additionally, the winning startup will receive incubator space at 1776 with access to expert mentorship and a powerful network to help the company grow.

But that's not all. The 2017 Startup Arlington winner will win access to the resources, infrastructure and people of a community where remarkable things are happening — Arlington, VA. We’ve even got you covered when it comes to "the extras," thanks to the Crystal City BID as well as your transportation needs, courtesy of Arlington Transportation Partners.

Kiddar         1776        Why Hotel

Crystal City        Arlington Transportation Partners

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