If you are looking to get major investments for your business, there are several startup pitch competitions with deadlines that are quickly approaching. Pitching your startup is a great opportunity to champion your business, network, and also try your hand at winning funds to help support the critical early stages of your company. Let’s face it, running a startup can get pretty expensive at times and any chance at winning financial contributions can help. We’ve gathered a list of 3 startup pitch competitions where you can win up to $100,000. But hurry, deadlines are quickly approaching.
Deadline: September 23
Date of Event: October, 22
Prize Amount: $100,000 in total prizes (includes a $50,000 Grand Prize; $20,000 First Runner Up; $10,000 Second Runner Up; and several other great cash prizes)
Description: Texas startup owners get ready to rumble! Hosted by Tech Bloc, TechFuel is Greater San Antonio’s largest funded tech pitch competition. It is sponsored by the Bexar County Economic & Community Development department. With prizes totaling $100, 000, five eager startups will pitch against each other to see who takes home the big prize.
2. Atlanta Startup Battle
Deadline: Currently open
Date of Event: October 17
Prize Amount: Up to $100,000
Description: Atlanta businesses show off your skills at this intense startup pitch competition hosted by Techsquare Labs. This battle-style startup pitch competition will feature a crowd of 500 + startups, investors, mentors, and more. Business owners get the opportunity to pitch to real VC investors with over $1B in portfolio investments and $200M of early-stage investment funding. Atlanta Startup Battle awards up to $100,000 in investment capital in exchange for 10% equity in the winner’s business.
3. High-Stakes Pitch Competition
Deadline: September 23
Event Date: November 15
Prize Amount: $100,000
Description: The High-Stakes Pitch Competition is one of the major highlights of Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week (BREW). This Louisiana startup pitch competition is one you’ll want to mark your calendars for! Participating companies should not make more than $250,000 annually and should have less than $250,000 in capital investments—excluding friends and family contributions—as of December 31, 2018. In addition to having a shot at the $100k investment prize, finalists will be provided with mentorship and coaching from local business investors.