11th January 2022

Bridge Therapeutics Chosen to Compete in the 9th Startup of the Year® Championship

100 early-stage companies will head to the innovation epicenter of Tampa, FL to participate in Established’s annual Startup of the Year Summit

Birmingham, AL, Jan. 11, 2022: Bridge Therapeutics announced today that they were selected as one of the Top 100 startups to compete and participate in the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit from January 25 – 27, 2022 in the innovation hub of Tampa, FL. The three-day event is powered by Established with Host Partner, Embarc Collective, and presented by ReliaQuest.

Startup of the Year is a community, a resource, and competition curated specifically to elevate founders and their teams. This year – for the first time in-person since 2019 – rising startups, investors, corporate innovators, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders will gather together in the same city to celebrate innovation and recognize the achievements of early-stage companies from across all verticals and around the world.

The startups that participate in this event, such as Bridge Therapeutics, have the opportunity to grow their business, expand their connections, and elevate their brand from a global stage. They join the ranks of well-known companies that have been a part of the Startup of the Year community over the past decade, such as Aperiomics, BenjiLock, Groupon, GrubHub, Maxwell Health, re:3D, ShearShare, and Uber.

“The Startup of the Year competition is a great way to showcase our innovative approach to treating opioid addiction and chronic pain,” says Dr. Greg Sullivan, founder and Chief Science Officer at Bridge Therapeutics.

This year, the Top 100 will compete for up to $50K in potential investment, the championship title, the People’s Choice Award presented by ReliaQuest, and other prizes. Speakers include Jeff Vinik, Chairman and Governor, Tampa Bay Lightning; Erica Duignan Minnihan, Co-founder and General Partner, Reign Ventures, McKeever (Mac) Conwell, II, Founding and Managing Partner, RareBreed Ventures; Jenn Lim, Co-founder and CEO, Delivering Happiness; Blake Hall, Founder and CEO, ID.me, and many more. 

“Having hosted startup gatherings for over a decade, all over the country, Established has seen the increased need to create experiences that work harder for the attendees, creating opportunities to build relationships with growth and positive outcomes in mind. This is what Summit is about,“ added Jen Consalvo, Co-CEO of Established. “We’re excited to have Tampa as this year’s backdrop.”

Prior to 2020’s virtual event, Startup of the Year brought startups and investors to Downtown Las Vegas, San Jose, San Francisco, Boston, and Memphis.

For a full listing of awarded companies see: Startup Summit

Interested in the Startup of the Year community? www.startupofyear.com 

For more information contact:
Alton Kelley
Director of Business Development
(877) 223-6949


About Bridge Therapeutics

Bridge Therapeutics, Inc (Addiction & Pain Therapies | Bridge Therapeutics) is a development-stage pharmaceutical company pursuing FDA approval of BT‑219 for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and BT-205 for the treatment of chronic pain in opioid-experienced patients.  The Company’s mission is to improve the healthcare of millions of patients through safer and more effective therapies for OUD and chronic pain. 

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 https://www.startupofyear.com.

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 https://www.established.us.

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