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Startupfest 2020 may be cancelled, but our prizes aren't. 

We're making over $1M in prizes and investments available to startups when they need it most.

Today we’re introducing Startupfest 10X—Pitch from Home (#PFH). In 2019, Startupfest attendees took home $1.6M in prizes and investments in three days onsite at the fest. This year, we’re bringing those same prizes and opportunities (and many more) directly to you, wherever you’re hustling in place. Because we know that you need this now more than ever.

Over the years, prizes have included coveted spots in top tier Accelerator programs; our two $100,000 investment prizes (one for all startups and one specifically for a female-led business); Grandmothers’ choice; Paid Proofs-of-concept;  long-term partnerships with world-class corporations; straight cash in hand; and so much more. 

We’ll be listing an initial overview of this year’s prizes in the coming weeks, with more announced on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. Pitch applications will happen online, and will include basic business details, alongside a short video or written pitch. Exact criteria will vary with each prize. Stay tuned! 

Call for Collaboration: The best way to support startups is to give them opportunities

Corporates, sponsors, media...Startups need you now more than ever. Want to show your support? Join us in offering real value challenges and prizes.

You can learn more about what we’re doing—and how Startupfest is adjusting to the new normal in innovative ways—here. We also know we’re all in this together. If you’re a partner who wants to support this initiative by offering a prize, let’s talk. 

Startupfest wouldn’t be around if it wasn’t for the incredible ecosystem that’s supported us—and more importantly one another over the past decade. We’ll be back with more content, networking opportunities, and memorable experiences down the road. But for now, this is what we can do to focus on our core mission of making more, better startups, faster. 

P.S. Our Grandmother Judges are anxiously awaiting your pitch. And they want you to wash your hands.

-Team Startupfest

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