- 4 months of competition (November 7 – February 20)
- 2 competitive tracks (student and non-student)
- 1 grand prize ($10,000)
[ Judges ]
On February 20th, 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.
[ Timeline ]
2017-2018 Competition Timeline
Join us at our kickoff event at Infinity Hall (Gainesville, FL).
Submit the Intent to Present form by December 23rd, 2017 at 12:00pm.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & SLIDE DECK DUE15/01/2018
Executive summary and slide deck due by January 15th, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Upload your final pitch deck here.
PITCH YOUR PLAN10/02/2018
Seize the unique opportunity to gain invaluable feedback, exposure, and experience while having fun. All teams have the chance to present on Saturday February 10th, 2018. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to compete in the next round.
STARTUP CHALLENGE FINALE20/02/2018
Finalists present to a panel of judges on February 20th, 2018 when a winner and runner-up will be selected.