New Orleans Company Could Be Named Startup of the Year

New Orleans-based Dig, a dating app for dog lovers and owners, has made it into the top 100 of the global startup competition called Startup of the Year run by TechCrunch.

The competition has discovered and supported innovative startups since 2006, including Groupon, Uber, GrubHub, and other familiar names.

“We’re ecstatic to be named as one of the most cutting-edge startups by this prestigious group of experts,” said Dig CEO and Co-Founder Leigh Isaacson. “We’ve created an innovative way to pierce the booming pet-tech industry, and now we’re excited to share our unique strategy with some of the biggest names in tech.”

The top 100 semi-finalists will pitch to investors judges for a chance to make it to the top five. If Dig makes the final five companies, they will participate in a live pitch at Innovate Celebrate, the culmination of the year-long Startup of the Year competition, and could win a $100,000 prize. The winning startup will also receive  American Airlines Business Extra Points, products from Belkin Gear, a booth at The International Consumer Electronics Show, a two Hour Mentor Session with CEO and Founder of Alice, and more.

In addition to New Orleans, Dig is available in cities such as New York, Boston, and Detroit, and will soon roll out to San Francisco and Austin. To keep up with Dig, visit