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Join us for Startup Challenge 2019!
Startup Challenge brings together the brightest minds from across Gainesville, Jacksonville, and more to collaborate and compete for bragging rights as North Florida’s best startup.

  • 4 months of competition (November 1 – February 19)
  • 2 competitive tracks (student and non-student)
  • 1 grand prize ($10,000)

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[ Judges ]

On February 19th, you’ll pitch in front of a panel of esteemed judges with over 50 years of entrepreneurial experience. These judges will provide feedback on your pitch, advice for your business, and ultimately choose the winner of the $10,000 grand prize.

    Anthony Manna
    Signet

      Jason Perry
      Signet

        Payal Khurana
        Launchpad

          Dane Grey
          Elite Parking Services of America, Inc.

          [ Timeline ]

          2018-2019 Competition Timeline

          1. APPLICATIONS OPEN

            30/09/2018

            Join us at our kickoff event at Infinity Hall (Gainesville, FL).

          2. COMMIT

            01/11/2018

            Submit the Intent to Present form by November 1st, 2018 at 12:00pm.

          3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & SLIDE DECK DUE

            17/12/2018

            Executive summary and slide deck due by December 17th, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Upload your final pitch deck here.

          4. PITCH YOUR PLAN

            18/01/2019

            Seize the unique opportunity to gain invaluable feedback, exposure, and experience while having fun. All teams have the chance to present on Friday, January 18th, 2019. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to compete in the next round.

          5. STARTUP CHALLENGE FINALE

            19/02/2019

            Finalists present to a panel of judges on February 19th, 2019 when a winner and runner-up will be selected.

          Join hundreds of other entrepreneurs in North Florida’s premier pitch competition. Meet other driven individuals, work with experienced mentors, and bring your startup to the spotlight in the Startup Challenge. What are you waiting for? Apply today!
          Apply Now