Established and Neustar Announce New Partnership to Support Veteran Founders with .US Veteran Startup of the Year Competition

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Neustar To Be Exclusive Sponsor of Startup Competition for Veteran-Led Companies

As part of the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit produced by Established, at least ten of the Top 100 Semifinalists will also compete for the .US Veteran Startup of the Year $10K non-dilutive cash prize sponsored by .US, in addition to the prizes from the regular Startup of the Year competition itself.

New .US Veteran Startup of the Year $10K Prize

“We are thrilled that Neustar shares our enthusiasm for supporting Veteran entrepreneurs and was eager to support this important initiative through a strategic partnership with the .US top level domain and the .US Veteran Startup of the Year Competition,” shared Jen Consalvo, Co-CEO, Established.

Established, the consultancy that bridges the gap between organizations and innovation, is honored to announce a new partnership with Neustar, the manager of the .US top level domain (.US), where together, they will honor U.S. Veteran entrepreneurs through a .US sponsored Veteran-category of the national Startup of the Year Competition and a cash prize award.

As part of the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit produced by Established, at least ten of the Top 100 Semifinalists will also compete for the .US Veteran Startup of the Year $10K non-dilutive cash prize sponsored by .US, in addition to the prizes from the regular Startup of the Year competition itself. Also, .US is offering a free .US domain to all eligible participants.

“Veterans have been at the helm of some of the most forward-looking, dynamic startups that have emerged over the past few years, and we at Established are truly excited to be able to highlight a number of them at the next installment of the Startup of the Year Summit,” shares Jen Consalvo, Co-CEO, Established. “We are thrilled that Neustar shares our enthusiasm for supporting Veteran entrepreneurs and was eager to support this important initiative through a strategic partnership with the .US top level domain.”

Established works with many partners around its Startup of the Year program, such as AFWERX, NASA iTech, and others, that are focused on the overarching goal of connecting with the best, vetted startups and striving to enhance their culture of innovation. Other partners around the program include startup ecosystem leaders, accelerators, and investors, including Established’s own venture arm, Established Ventures, which leverages its community to invest in some of the top startup innovations that are uncovered through Startup of the Year and tangential partner programs.

"On behalf of the .US domain, which Neustar manages on behalf of the U.S. Government, we are honored that .US will be the exclusive sponsor of The .US Veteran Startup of the Year Competition,” said Lori Anne Wardi, Vice President of Neustar’s Registry Solutions business. “Veteran entrepreneurs contribute to the growth and prosperity of the U.S. economy in so many ways – and this sponsorship is one way we can show our support for Veterans seeking to start and grow their business online.”

Learn more and apply to the .US Veteran Startup of the Year: http://www.startupofyear.com.

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About Established
Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with their innovation, startup, and communication strategies. Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired in 2018), Established leverages decades of experience to help collaborators build their brand, engage audiences and accomplish their goals. For more about Established, visit http://www.established.us.

About Startup of the Year™
Powered by Established, the Startup of the Year program is a global competition, world-wide community, and resource to elevate startup founders. Since 2006, the Established team has discovered and supported the most promising and innovative startups from around the world via this annual competition, its Investment Community, Daily Dealflow™ newsletter, Startup of the Year Podcast, Activation Events, and more . For more about the Startup of the Year program, visit http://www.startupofyear.com.

About .US
Neustar, Inc. is one of the largest registry service providers in the world and has successfully managed the .US top level domain space on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce since 2001. .US is the domain that connects cause and country to make your venture a success. Together, Neustar and .US are proud to support the Veteran community through the Startup of the Year Competition. To learn more about Neustar, please visit http://www.home.neustar. To learn more about .US, please visit http://www.about.us.

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