The Twilio Startups team wanted to celebrate all of the innovative ways that startups are using our APIs to build the future of communications. These early-stage startups all exemplify how founders can use Twilio's APIs for channels like SMS, Voice, Email, Video and more to build next-level communications experiences to engage customers around the world.
We are super excited to announce the winners our very first Twilio Startups Awards event. Here's the finalists, runners-up and inaugural winner. All finalists received substantial Twilio credits, but the real prize was presenting to Silicon Valley's most prolific investors.
A big thank you goes to our amazing judges who gave their time and gave such valuable feedback to the startups.
Thank you to:
2021 Winner - Vien Health
Industry: HealthTech. Location: …
As you build your startup and try to find the elusive product market fit (amongst many other things), the bustling startup scene will throw many options at you. As a founder who is focussed on building a product or service and solving a problem, these many options can be daunting.
One such option is to apply and join an accelerator program. Accelerator programs are designed to do just that, take your company and ‘accelerate’ its growth. At the end of the day, you are racing against competitors from all over the world. Yes, it is a race and an accelerator can help you find product/market fit faster.
Programs generally run for 3-6 months, provide curriculum, some seed funding usually in return for equity, and access to a mentor network. Usually culminating in a ‘demo day,’ where you pitch to a room full of investors.