Fresh off its participation in a prestigious three-month accelerator program, washbnb is one of two Milwaukee firms selected as semi-finalists for the 9th Annual Startup of the Year Summit, this year being held in Tampa, Florida.

Washbnb, a tech-enabled provider of linen and laundry services for short-term rental properties, is being joined by Rex Academy in Milwaukee, described as a “one stop solution” for computer science learning using a self-paced curriculum, easy integration, remote teachers, and 24-7 live learning support. The two companies will participate in a pitch competition where the winner gets up to $50,000 in investments.

Startup of the Year is born out of Maine-based Established. It’s a national three-day conference bringing 100 startups to compete in the Startup of the Year pitch competition, which in turn brings a number of heavyweight investors, including Las Vegas-based Established Ventures, to the host city.

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