Edge Native Application Startup of the Year

Calling all Edge Startups!


Enter the Edge Startup of the Year Competition!

Edge World Summit and Topio Networks are delighted to announce that entries are open for the third annual Edge Startup of the Year Competition!

Edge World Summit, April 2nd and 3rd 2024 will showcase the best startups in Edge World through this new competition to highlight the quality and breadth of emerging companies in the vibrant edge world space. 10 lucky startups can win a package of enhanced promotion by joining the Shortlist for the final Award.


The 10 finalists will each win:

  • Free Exhibition Showcase at Edge World Summit
  • Free CxO participation in the exclusive Product/Market Fit Workshop hosted by Topio Analysts to be held in June.
  • CxO Interview feature on the Edge World Summit website and Edge Essentials newsletter
  • Editorial Feature in the Edge World Summit Edge Quarterly Update Webinar
  • Enhanced Company Profile in the Topio Networks platform, enjoyed by over 1.2 million decision makers in Edge Computing, 5G Telecommunications, Industrial IoT and related industry segments

Entry requirements

Edge World Summit will take place on April 2nd and 3rd 2024. We will host an annual competition to identify the best Edge StartUps to highlight to the industry.
Entries are OPEN for 2024. Deadline for Entries is February 28th, 2024. The Shortlist will be announced March 8th, 2024. A high-profile Pitch-Off will select the final three in front of a judging panel of VCs, and the final winner Edge World Summit 2024 Edge Awards Evening on April 2nd.StartUp of the year categories

– Edge Innovator of the Year – Less than $3M raised & fewer than 20 employees

– Edge Startup of the Year- Less than $15M raised

– Edge Rising Star of the Year –More than $15M raisedAll sectors of edge computing will be considered, from Edge AI to Cloud Edge enhancement.
The winners will be selected by a panel of Topio Networks’ Edge Analysts and other Industry Experts.

Edge World Summit 2024 will take place on April 2nd and 3rd. We’re hosting a startup competition to identify the best edge startups to highlight at the conference.


Edge StartUp of the Year 2022 Winner

Less than $15M raised

CruxOCM uses Edge Computing to automate Oil & Gas control room operations and improve sustainability


Edge StartUp of the Year Shortlist 2022




Edge StartUp of the Year 2021 Winner: Pratexo

Pratexo Inc., the plug and play edge computing platform-as-a-service, announced its award as the Startup of the Year, as selected by a panel of independent judges at Edge Computing World 2021.

Pratexo is the intelligent edge computing and distributed cloud platform that dramatically accelerates the time to design, test, and provision the architectures required for next-generation applications for AI, IoT, and Industry 4.0. Based on open and proven technologies, Pratexo is your ‘agile edge architect’ that recommends, simulates, and then actually stands up a resilient and secure architectural configuration to meet the specific needs of your distributed cloud system.

Edge Startup of the Year was the first major award won by the company, which has since gone on to win a number of other accolades, including the Emerging Edge Computing Company of the Year at the 10th annual CompassIntel Awards, and the 2022 ABB Electrification Startup Challenge.

Watch the video to see the full Final Pitch Competition from 2021:

Edge StartUp of the Year 2020 Winner: Mutable

In their own words, Mutable is like anAirbnb for servers, Mutable’s Public Edge Cloud upgrades network operators’ underutilized servers into new revenue streams by sharing their low-latency computing with the makers of next-generation AR/VR, IoT, robotics, autonomous vehicle and cloud gaming applications.

Mutable stood out in a strong field of competitors and after the final pitch they were selected for the final 3 alongside imagimob and Stream Analyze. Mutable’s innovative approach to make Edge Computing more accessible, secure, and faster ultimately led to them taking the award at the Edge Computing World 2020 Startup of the Year Competition.