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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 ]

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.

READY TO APPLY?
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!
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