Let the games begin.

A fast-moving batch of 64 Boston-area startups entered BostInno’s Tech Madness competition Tuesday night — and Round 1 of voting is officially open (scroll down to cast your vote).

The group encompasses a broad range of Boston’s private, venture capital-backed or bootstrapped companies, as well as a separate bracket of 16 publicly traded companies. The contest asks the Boston innovation community to vote for the startups they would invest in.

As for the private bracket, you can vote here. Below is the private bracket, so you can get a sense of the entire competition at a glance:

 

As for the public bracket, you can vote here. Here’s the public bracket, to help you navigate the contest:

You may notice that we previously announced 60 finalists to enter the competition, but the final private company bracket holds 64. Why? At our Game On! Reveal Party on Tuesday, a panel of judges – including angel investor Jay Batson – selected four more companies to fill the four spots left. The judging was based on a strictly timed 60-second pitch made by applicants. After careful consideration, the judges selected Chewy, iboss, ATOM and Vulsec.

Remember: BostInno’s Tech Madness includes several stages, as the competition gets narrowed to the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four and The Champ. Here’s the voting schedule to keep track of each move as voters decide who’s advancing to the next level:

Private bracket Voting Schedule

March 20 – March 25: Round 1 Voting
March 26 – March 29: Round 2 Voting
March 30 – April 3: Sweet 16
April 4 – April 9: Elite 8
April 10 – April 15: Final 4
April 19 – April 19: Finals (recap and announce winner on 4/20)

Public Bracket Voting Schedule

March 20 – April 3: Sweet 16
April 4 – April 9: Elite 8
April 10 – April 15: Final 4
April 19 – April 19: Finals (recap and announce winner on 4/20)

Now, it’s time to get to the voting. This contest asks you who you’d most like to invest in — there are 64 startups and 16 public companies to start. Once each round of voting closes, we’ll advance the winners. Stay tuned! Each step will be announced here on BostInno and in our BostInno Beat newsletter (you can subscribe here).

And now, for real: let the games begin!

Private Bracket:


Public Bracket: