Startup of the Year Summit is traveling to Tampa for a live, in-person event from January 25 - 27, 2022. Your health and safety is important to us, thus we have implemented the following policies and procedures. Please note these may be subject to change given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and local health guidelines.
Startup of the Year has partnered with TGH Prevention Response Outreach (TPRO), the infection prevention specialists at Tampa General Hospital, to assess and provide guidance regarding our Summit’s COVID policies/protocols.
REQUIRED: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination OR Proof of a Negative PCR Test
Startup of the Year Summit attendees must register via CLEAR and show proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR Test in order to pick up a Startup of the Year Summit badge.
“Full vaccination” is defined as 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of an mRNA vaccine or 2 weeks after a single dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine. Boosters are not required but are strongly recommended.
Negative PCR tests must have been taken no more than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.
Once you have provided your proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test and picked up your badge, you will not need to verify your status again.
To simplify and speed up badge pickup, Startup of the Year Summit will use CLEAR, a secure, 3rd party platform, to collect proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test. CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature provides a simple and secure way for this information to be managed. See the CLEAR Instructions below.
Masks in Indoor Locations
Our goal is to be considerate of all Startup of the Year Summit attendees, many of whom live with different laws and protocols, including masking. Therefore, masking will be required in all indoor locations throughout the event.
Conference Area and Meeting Spacing
Chairs and tables will be set to allow social distancing.
Mask wearing will be required at all indoor locations.
Masks will be recommended at all outdoor locations.
Venue capacity limits and requirements will be adhered to.
Food and Beverage Precautions
Catering and concession outlets in Startup of the Year Summit venues will follow health and safety precautions including adequate spacing to promote social distancing.
Hand sanitizing stations placed throughout Startup of the Year Summit venues to encourage frequent hand sanitization.
Signage regarding proper mask use, social distancing, hand hygiene, and best practices for greeting.
Guidance for exhibitors on how to best manage product demonstrations.
Encouraging social distancing at all events/venues.
Routine disinfection of surfaces and high-touch areas.
Use of outdoor and/or mixed use spaces where possible.
The Startup of the Year Summit has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to provide quick and easy proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test for attendees. For entry into the Summit, all attendees must register for CLEAR and upload their COVID-19 proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test taken no earlier than 48 hours before arriving at badge pick-up locations.
Complete a one-time enrollment in a free CLEAR account.
Upload your proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test.
Find and register for the event within the app by using the following event code: EFATTENDEE206
At the Event
Upon registration/check-in, you will be required to show your CLEAR Health Pass to verify your identity and proof of vaccination or negative PCR test status in order to receive an access badge for the Summit.
If you have any any technical issues or questions about enrolling in CLEAR, please reach out to CLEAR customer care at phone: (855) CLEARME -OR- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org