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[How it Works]

This isn’t your ordinary pitch competition. For two months, you’ll receive mentorship from some of Florida’s top entrepreneurs to refine your business plan and practice your pitch in preparation for the challenge finale. At the finale, you and other driven entrepreneurs will compete for the $10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to receive follow-on investment from industry leaders. Get the support and feedback you need before, during, and after the competition to see your business succeed!
RULES & ELIGIBILITY

[ Timeline ]

2019-2020 Competition Timeline

  1. APPLICATIONS CLOSED

    01/11/2019

    Register to attend the final pitch competition here!

  2. COMMIT

    01/12/2019

    Submit the Intent to Present form by December 1st, 2019 at 12:00pm.

  3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & SLIDE DECK DUE

    06/01/2020

    Executive summary and slide deck due by January 6th, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Upload your final pitch deck here.

  4. PITCH YOUR PLAN

    04/02/2020

    Seize the unique opportunity to gain invaluable feedback, exposure, and experience while having fun. All teams have the chance to present on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to compete in the next round.

  5. STARTUP CHALLENGE FINALE

    12/03/2020

    Finalists present to a panel of judges on March 12th, 2020 when a winner and runner-up will be selected.

ATTEND THE FINAL PITCH COMPETITION
The event everyone has been waiting for. Seven startup finalists will pitch their businesses, and the judges will choose one competitor as the Startup Challenge champion. What are you waiting for? Register today!
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