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TheJumpFund The JumpFund invests in early-stage, women-led, high-growth ventures. We seek strong female business leaders who are starting or growing scalable companies which have a business plan and the market opportunity to grow revenue to at least $20 million over 3-5 years. Ongoing due date.
Start100 Application - START100 is part angel fund, part accelerator, and part start-up coach for potential high-growth product entrepreneurs that are great ﬁts for crowdfunding. We invest in product entrepreneurs, help them execute a successful rewards crowdfunding campaign, and build a foundation for long-term success
Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator We help early-stage startups meet the right people, grow in value, and create jobs. In 100 days, they’ll get the tools and support they need to take their destiny into their own hands. The APX program has a rolling, monthly intake with no application deadlines. APX connects startups with Porsche, Axel Springer, and 200+ network companies. We invest in fearless founding teams with ambitious digital ideas and global aspirations. Diverse and courageous explorers that are hungry to shake up the world. With a cross-industry focus, APX’s portfolio celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation. We are looking for startup teams with skill, a vision, and shared core values to join the 100-day APX program.
Alchemist Accelerator The Alchemist Accelerator is an accelerator exclusively for startups whose revenue comes from enterprises, not consumers. We are passionate about the needs of enterprise seed ventures, and believe they are different enough to warrant a program specifically for them. The accelerator focuses on enterprise customer development, sales (direct and online), market validation, and a structured path to fundraising. We have the most sought after advisor faculty, guest lecturers, venture capitalists, and Fortune 100 customers primed to be resources for you. And we are very excited about building a fellowship of founders building change the world companies that sell to the enterprise. Winner receives 36k equity.
The Atlanta Ventures Accelerator (AVA) is a peer and mentor driven, non-cohort based, year-round program to usher Atlanta-based tech startups to their first outside financing of $500,000 or more. The accelerator leverages premium access to the resources of the Atlanta Tech Village, including community, mentor networks, coworking space, educational programs, and access to top experts in all things tech startup. Acceptance to the program is year-round and unscheduled. Startups receive $20,000 from Atlanta Ventures plus (at the company's option), a $100,000 investment from Buckhead Investment Partners Early Stage fund.
757 Angels - If you are a startup or early stage company located in Virginia, have a business plan that anticipates deriving the majority of revenues from sources outside Hampton Roads and are seeking to raise between $100,000 and $5,000,000 then we should talk. We have the ability to further syndicate deals. Apply For Funding
Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell offers an unparalleled opportunity for women to earn a certificate in business from this Ivy League university. Through a free online program made possible by Bank of America, students will gain the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to build, manage and scale a successful business.
Sephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The program begins with a one week bootcamp where founders acquire the necessary skills to create a successful business. Together, they learn from beauty mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs, and prepare for a final demo day in the fall.
Arch Grants - The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition awards $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to innovative and scalable startups that agree to locate their business in St. Louis for at least one year.
The Farm Accelerator Application - The program is 12 weeks long. The Farm space is open to teams 24/7, and have programming throughout the week, Monday – Friday. You’ll receive USD $20,000.00 in cash, deposited right after signing our stock purchase agreement.
PITCH: The startup battle - PITCH is open to startups exhibiting at Collision that have received under $3 million in funding to date and have not had a discernible change in business model in the previous three years.The top 70 startups that apply will get to present in front of distinguished investor panels, influential media, and global partners. Startups will battle it out across 3 days for a chance to present at the final and semi-final in front of thousands of attendees on Center Stage at Collision, and ultimately be crowned winner of PITCH 2018.
Women in Tech Festival 2019 - We think it is important that women in tech get the opportunity for self-development which is supported by your employer through sponsored festival tickets and without taking days off to attend. Fill out the form below and we will do our best to reach out to your executive management for support!
Fast Pitch Competition 2019 - Women entrepreneurs across all industries were invited to apply to compete in our annual Fast Pitch Competition.
Techstars Open Applications & Programs - Techstars currently runs 47 mentorship-driven accelerators in over 15 countries. If the accelerator of your choice doesn’t have applications open, we encourage you to complete the General Interest form and Techstars will let you know when applications open.
This will also give you the opportunity to participate in Office Hours, a one-on-one session with a Techstars team member.
U.Pitch 2019 - U.Pitch brings together the best students from a cross-section of universities in this ultimate national elevator pitch competition. In just 90 seconds, students compete for national recognition and a prize pool of $10,000. They also have the opportunity to showcase their idea or startup in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other students from the entrepreneurial community.
Techstars Open Applications & Programs - "Techstars currently runs 47 mentorship-driven accelerators in over 15 countries. If the accelerator of your choice doesn’t have applications open, we encourage you to complete the General Interest form and Techstars will let you know when applications open. This will also give you the opportunity to participate in Office Hours, a one-on-one session with a Techstars team member."
Business Accelerator - AeroInnovate is a business accelerator for early-stage companies in the aviation, aerospace, and UAS industries. The mission of AeroInnovate is to help aero-innovators from across the globe bring their new technologies to the market place.
Apply to Our Social Enterprise Facilitator - Accelerate your business’s impact and growth. FHI Ventures offers a distinctive approach to facilitating and accelerating the success of early stage companies that are advancing innovative solutions to development challenges.
TiE Pitch Competition - "TiE New York hosts a Pitch Competition twice a year. Founders are invited to apply online as well as practice pitching at our monthly startup open mic nights. Finalists are matched with a Team Champion, a TiE community member with experience helping companies go to market. The Team Champion helps coach their team to win through perfecting their pitch and providing feedback on their pitch deck." Due May 01, 2019
eSportsInstruction.com eSports Business Accelerator Los Angeles 2019 - We are a conduit for finding ”Tools”, games, apps etc., and connecting athletes and educators as information experts. A non-traditional accelerator. that connects' investors, with innovators and start-up companies via our live events, web events, and accelerator. Due May 3, 2019
Ecosystem Deal Day - invitations will be extended to select applicants - "Our Go-to-Market Track is custom designed for companies with an innovative technology and an excellent team (2 or more people), in search of product/market fit. We support them in key strategic ways: Validating product/market fit Pivots or market expansion Partnerships and connections We provide a fixed grant of $100,000USD" Event on May 14, 2019
FoodFutureCo Accelerator Cohort 5 - FoodFutureCo is a Scale-Up Accelerator for established yet small organizations (on track to grossing more than $1 million annually) that are providing unique products and purpose-driven solutions across our food system. Our focus areas include: consumer products, local food, plant-based food, sustainable seafood, ag tech, food tech and food waste. Due May 15, 2019
Due diligence and cohort selection - "Our Go-to-Market Track is custom designed for companies with an innovative technology and an excellent team (2 or more people), in search of product/market fit. We support them in key strategic ways: Validating product/market fit Pivots or market expansion Partnerships and connections We provide a fixed grant of $100,000USD" Event on May 28th to August 2019
eSportsInstruction.com eSports Business Accelerator Boston 2019 - We are a conduit for finding ”Tools”, games, apps etc., and connecting athletes and educators as information experts. A non-traditional accelerator. that connects' investors, with innovators and start-up companies via our live events, web events, and accelerator.Due May 31, 2019
ActivateNM Application: 2019 Spring Cohort - We're looking to dramatically accelerate startups with initial traction who are ready for scale, businesses who have their first few customers or have even raised some capital. We aim to offer value through feedback on your application regardless. Event on April 1st to May 24th 2019
Iowa AgriTech Accelerator 2019 - The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, based in Des Moines,Iowa, is a mentor-led accelerator focused on AgTech innovations. Led by innovators and leaders in several areas of agriculture, The Accelerator seeks startups ready to change the status quo. Due April 01, 2019
Executive Workshop - Sandler - "This 2-hr. workshop is for Presidents, CEOs, Business Owners, VPs of Sales and Sales Professionals who are: Concerned that their people are not following a consistent, structured business development process" Event on April 02, 2019
Deals Meetup: Find Great Deals * Pitch Your Deals * Network, Partner, Invest (FREE Real Estate Investing Event)... - "INVITING ALL Agents, Investors, and Newbies to Happy Hour with Power Team Join our team for HAPPY HOUR before the Deals Meetup for FREE drinks and discussion on how to join our team to do MORE DEALS and make MORE MONEY!" Due April 03, 2019
Elemental Live: Applicant Q&A 2 - "Our Go-to-Market Track is custom designed for companies with an innovative technology and an excellent team (2 or more people), in search of product/market fit. We support them in key strategic ways: Validating product/market fit Pivots or market expansion Partnerships and connections We provide a fixed grant of $100,000USD" Event on April 03, 2019
BNI Salisbury Thursday Breakfast AM - "BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other. " Event on April 04, 2019
FUN & GAMES WITH REAL ESTATE Tucson,AZ - You'll will meet Real Estate Investors that are playing CashFlow in REAL LIFE! This board game teaches people how to think like a successful real estate investor or business owner. Event on April 05, 2019
Westminster Friday AM BNI - Visitors can expect great networking opportunities, referral sharing and a great breakfast as well as a chance to ask any questions you may have about joining!!! Event on April 05, 2019
Motley Fool Workplace Foolosophy Tour - You’ve heard of The Motley Fool’s unique company culture and want to bring our special sauce back to your organization Consider attending a First Friday Workplace Foolosophy Tour! Hosted on the first Friday of every month from 9:30am – 11:00am, this regularly scheduled experience includes an interactive tour of FoolHQ followed by a 30-minute Q&A with People Team Fools. Due April 05, 2019
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars - “Based in Philadelphia, this program is designed to elevate connectivity, media, and entertainment startups. In addition to Techstars’ global network, selected companies will work with experts from Comcast NBCUniversal. Companies focused on IoT/connected home and life, AI/ML, VR/AR, accessibility tech, wireless communication systems, direct-to-consumer products, robotics, next-gen marketing, digital wellness, voice, blockchain, and the future of entertainment are encouraged to apply.“ Due April 07, 2019
MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars - “MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars focuses on innovating in the insurance industry - an industry of massive size & reach with global insurance premiums of $5 trillion in 2017. MetLife is a powerhouse as a Fortune 50 company & one of the world’s leading financial services companies with operations in nearly 50 countries. The 2019 program focuses on teams who are building insurtech ideas, especially those who are focused on reaching new customers, creating next generation products, and digitizing processes.“ Due April 07, 2019
Stanley+Techstars Accelerator - Global industry leader, Stanley Black & Decker and Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, have partnered to run the The STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator in Hartford, CT. Focused on additive manufacturing and eco-friendly sustainable packaging solutions, we are looking for companies developing innovative solutions in either of those two areas, and they may have software, hardware or material solutions.Due April 07, 2019
Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises - Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, is located in the epicenter of startup activity in the Southeast, providing entrepreneurs with the resources and network to build meaningful enterprise technology companies and enduring consumer brands. Atlanta shines as a model startup community, with active and exited entrepreneurs, as well as corporate giants, engaging with founders to help build the next set of disruptive technology companies.Due April 07, 2019
Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator - “Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator is our first program focused on the tech/digital side of food and agriculture. Partnered with Cargill and Ecolab, the program is looking for the best entrepreneurs across the entire food value chain, from AgTech, manufacturing and supply chains, to food safety, waste reduction and traceability. The program is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.“ Due April 07, 2019
Techstars Impact Accelerator - Techstars Impact backs for-profit, mission-driven founders building tech to solve social & environmental problems. The program is based in Austin, an emerging leader in bridging tech & social innovation. The fund is backed by notable LPs Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team & Impact America Fund. We invest $120k into startups from around the world who believe solving pressing social & environmental problems can sit hand-in-hand with building a successful company. Due April 07, 2019
Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator - The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, a new Los Angeles-based program, focuses on the next generation of space technology companies and related frontier technologies. Startup companies in commercial space or that are developing related technologies are encouraged to apply. The program consortium includes: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Due April 07, 2019
Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship - The 11th annual celebration on Wednesday, April 10 will feature Graham Veysey, US class of 2000, a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses in media production and consumer products. Graham has also been instrumental in the development of the Hingetown area of Cleveland. After he purchased the Ohio City Firehouse in 2011, he now owns three historic buildings in Hingetown. Event on April 10, 2019
Unstuck Startups - Spring 2019 - Unstuck Startups is a Hyper learning community and accelerator that takes you from idea to prototype in 30 days.We are founders just like you. We bootstrapped, we raised capital, we had our failures and we had our successes. We accelerate your learning through the collective experience of our industry network and startup community. Our focus is on creating tangible results. Due April 15, 2019
2019 ARCH GRANTS GLOBAL STARTUP COMPETITION - “Arch Grants invests in people and their pursuit of game-changing ideas. Great leadership transcends industry. We fund entrepreneurs that possess passion and vision to shape the future of St. Louis.“ Due April 15, 2019
Teambuilding, Coaching and Diversity - Management, Chicago, Oak Brook - This seminar focuses on the positive business results that stem from team building and workplace diversity as a means of enhancing employee performance and business results. Event on April 15, 2019
Firestarter Pitch Competition #4 - The Firestarter Pitch Competition is held quarterly at the Owen Business School. Any student enrolled at Vanderbilt is eligible to pitch for a $500 prize. Each presenter will have roughly 10 minutes of presentation time and 5 minutes of questions (depending on number of presenters). To pitch, sign up here and email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Event on April 16, 2019
Supervision 101, Complete guide: Everything you Need to Know and Do, Chicag... - This seminar is ideal for those who are new to supervision or would like to brush up on their skills. This will work especially well for those who were newly promoted from other positions. This course is a complete review of all the skills and tools needed in order to maximize performance of employees and avoid common problem areas. Event on April 17, 2019
SBA Small Business Certifications: 8(a), HUBZone, and WOSB Application Work... - During this detailed session, we review three of the certification programs within Federal contracting - the Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Aside program, the HUBZone program, and the 8(a) Business Development Program. Event on April 18, 2019
HR Legal Issues, an Advanced Session, Chicago / Oak Brook - This seminar covers all the basic legal components of Human Resource work. The field of Human Resources is fraught with legal pitfalls that can cost you or your employer dearly. Event on April 19, 2019
STORYTELLING IN MODERN MEDIA - THREAD at Yale is a gathering of non-fiction storytellers that does not care whether you work in print, video, audio, photography, or some form we haven’t even thought of yet. At this program, a small group of storytellers will gather for three days and nights to learn from masters in the field. And from each other. Due April 21, 2019
Pitch Southern West Virginia - The WV Hive Network, in partnership with TechConnect WV, is excited to announce the 4th of five different business idea competitions encompassing twelve counties in southern West Virginia. The upcoming competition, to be held in Hinton, WV, is for residents of Summers, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe Counties. Due March 21, 2019
STORYTELLING IN MODERN MEDIA - THREAD at Yale is a gathering of non-fiction storytellers that does not care whether you work in print, video, audio, photography, or some form we haven’t even thought of yet. At this program, a small group of storytellers will gather for three days and nights to learn from masters in the field. And from each other. Due April 21, 2019
Entrepreneurs Anonymous-April 2019-Topic TBD - Entrepreneurs Anonymous (EA) provides an open, interactive, facilitated environment where entrepreneurs can learn best business practices by sharing their knowledge and experiences. Event on April 23, 2019
Round One - invitation only - "Our Go-to-Market Track is custom designed for companies with an innovative technology and an excellent team (2 or more people), in search of product/market fit. We support them in key strategic ways: Validating product/market fit Pivots or market expansion Partnerships and connections We provide a fixed grant of $100,000USD" Event on April 22nd to May 24th, 2019
Senior Leadership / Management Seminar, Indianapolis - This seminar is for experienced, senior managers who would like to extend their skill set to the higher levels in order to meet the demands of the modern-day workplace. Here you will learn the more advanced techniques for managing your most problematic areas at work. Event on April 25, 2019
GlobalGiving Accelerator - The GlobalGiving Accelerator is an opportunity for you and your organization to build skills, access tools, and grow your base of supporters to achieve crowdfunding success. When you graduate, your organization becomes a permanent member of GlobalGiving, and you’ll have access to all the tools, training, and one-on-one support available in the GlobalGiving community. Due April 26, 2019
The 2019 Pitch Competition - Three early-stage subscription businesses will be selected to pitch their new, innovative subscription box ideas at Sub Summit 2019 in New Orleans.Each contestant will have three minutes to talk about their business and five minutes to answer questions from the panel of judges. The winner will receive a bundle of prizes that will support the launch and growth of the business. Due March 1, 2019
2020 Startups: 6 Week Hyper-Accelerator (BOSTON) - Spring Cohort 2019 - 2020 Startups is a dynamic and co-evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem providing communities of diverse visionaries the environment, education and expertise to accelerate success. Due March 1, 2019
Blossom Accelerator, GAN Accredited - Please fill out this application for your startup to be considered for the Blossom intensive 4 week accelerator program from March 17th - April 13th, 2019. Due March 1, 2019
2019 Fink Credit Pitch Competition - Ten MBA teams from across the country will travel to UCLA Anderson to compete in the Fink Credit Pitch Competition. Teams will pitch their best credit investment ideas to a panel of distinguished judges, in the hope of taking home the top prize. Guests are invited to hear from our keynote speaker, Ronald Mass (B.A. '87), watch the finalists' pitches and network at the awards ceremony and reception. Event on March 1, 2019
Founders Space Incubator + Accelerator - "Founders Space is ranked Top 10 in Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Inc. Magazines. Due March 1, 2019
BrainHIT2019 Startup Innovation Competition - Startup companies from across the globe addressing brain health innovations and technologies are invited to apply for a chance to pitch their innovation to a panel of judges as well as present their ideas in front of clinicians, peers and industry leaders. Participation will provide high visibility of their innovation and the opportunity for valuable direct feedback from a panel of professionals. Due March 1, 2019
Security Accelerator 201apri9 - Dcode’s selective program will provide 6-10 companies with expert-led go-to-market strategic planning that covers key insights and guidance for entering the federal market. Due March 1, 2019
The Innovative Skills Competition - The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network PRESENTS: The Innovative Skills Competition Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you want first-hand experience in how problem-solving and idea formation can create innovation? Then participate in the Innovation Skills Competition! Event on March 02, 2019
Techstars Sports Accelerator - “The Techstars Sports Accelerator will have a key focus on innovation with goals to foster early identification of key trends for future technology in sport; meaningful engagement with early-stage sports tech companies; embrace technologies and business models that will impact the sports industry; and enhance a culture of internal innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.“ Due March 03, 2019
Ida B. Wells Fellowship - “The Ida B. Wells Fellowship promotes diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work.
The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting by providing a $16,000 award and editorial guidance from a dedicated editor at Type Investigations, formerly known as The Investigative Fund. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, as well as a one-week data reporting boot camp. They will enjoy access to research resources, legal assistance, professional mentors and assistance with story placement and publicity.“ Due March 03, 2019
Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars - “The Western Union Accelerator, Powered by Techstars will help entrepreneurs create innovative solutions to some of the industry’s latest challenges including ML/AI, crypto and blockchain technologies, analytics and omni-channel platforms while leveraging the creative and agile thinking of some of the fintech industries brightest minds.“ Due March 03, 2019
Accelerate Summit - Chicago Agent magazine, the leading source of news and information for Chicagoland residential real estate professionals, presents Accelerate Summit - a consortium for the top-producing real estate professionals. Event on March 05, 2019
OI Summit 2019 - “OI Summit 2019 by VizExplorer is the fourth annual operational intelligence conference for gaming operators, attracting industry experts and casino professionals from around the country with a unique mix of training and networking opportunities.” Due March 05, 2019
RapidFire Pitch Competition by NexGen Exchange - March 13, 2019 - Looking for funding? Want to check out Houston’s startup scene? Interested in networking with local entrepreneurs over an open bar? Join NexGen Exchange at our two-part RapidFire Pitch Competition! Battle it out for a chance to pitch in front of investors for capital along with free advising from professionals! Followed by a networking session! Open for spectators - applications to pitch are below. Due March 06, 2019
The Savvy Grant Writer - Intro to Grants and Finding $ - “This discussion will provide insight on the many types of grants available and the best way to seek out funding. Briefly we will define 3 primary grant sources and review the requirements of any grant. We will cover the advantages and disadvantages of specific funding sources.” Event on March 06, 2019
Accelerated Global Connections - AGC provides the ultimate networking experience unlike anything you have ever attended before. We have fun networking activities that creates great conversation starters eliminating awkwardness in open networking. We also have a featured motivational speaker at every event that gives everyone an educational take away that you will be able to apply to your business. Attend your first event FREE!!!! Event on March 06, 2019
Youth Entrepreneur Initiative Pitch Competition - Join us in the Marburger Auditorium at Lawrence Technological University on Thursday, March 7, 2019, for the inaugural Youth Entrepreneur Initiative Pitch Competition. Youth teams from Detroit area faith-based organizations will square off to win cash prizes in this Shark Tank-style pitch competition. Due March 07, 2019
FREE Grant Writing Workshop - “Learn an overview of starting to write a grant. Learn how to sign up to submit 2 grants for your program.” Event on march 07, 2019
Accelerators, Pre-Accelerators, and Early Stage Funding - Presentations by SAM Preccelerator and Startup Boost. Event on March 07, 2019
LaunchTown 2019 Entrepreneurship Awards - The LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Awards is an idea competition, seeking students with the BEST IDEA for a new business, product or service to create wealth. This is an open competition, available to all students, of all majors, from all colleges and universities. Due March 07, 2019
Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition - The Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) is excited to present our second annual Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition! The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Spieker Forum on the 6th floor of Chou Hall at Berkeley Haas. Coffee, snacks, and light refreshments will be available. Event on March 08, 2019
2019 HMPA Elevator Pitch Competition - Whether chatting with a civilian with no background in science, interviewing for a position or speaking with a potential donor, an elegant, compelling elevator pitch could help you elevate your profile, captivate the listener’s imagination and propel your career. The HMPA Elevator Pitch Competition is designed to help you craft the perfect pitch! We hope you can join us to support your colleagues and get first hand tips on what it takes to craft the perfect elevator pitch! Due March 08, 2019
DEC & Comerica Pitch Competition: The Nest Info Session - The NEST Pitch competition is an interactive, incubation inspired pitch competition that celebrates the innovation, grit, and spirit of Southern Dallas entrepreneurs. Due March 08, 2019
2019 HMPA Elevator Pitch Competition! - Whether chatting with a civilian with no background in science, interviewing for a position or speaking with a potential donor, an elegant, compelling elevator pitch could help you elevate your profile, captivate the listener’s imagination and propel your career. The HMPA Elevator Pitch Competition is designed to help you craft the perfect pitch! We hope you can join us to support your colleagues and get first hand tips on what it takes to craft the perfect elevator pitch! Due March 08, 2019
sFoundation Startup Accelerator - 2019 Spring Cohort - sFoundation is the next generation of Startup Accelerator — we have a goal to include 20% women founders, 20% minority founders, and 20% founders over 40. We were established by a founder who envisioned that anyone — regardless of their background — can start a technology related company. We offer unparalleled acceleration programs, sessions, workshops, and advisory services. Fueled by a passion to offer excellent solutions for startup founders, sFoundation was conceptualized to identify and ease the pain points of entrepreneurs in founding and scaling their startups. Due March 8, 2019
The Nest Pitch Competition: Pitch Support & Lunch - The Dallas Entrepreneur Center at RedBird in partnership with Comerica Bank launch The Nest: Pitch Competition. “The Nest” is an interactive, incubation inspired pitch competition that celebrates the grit, innovation, and spirit of Southern Dallas entrepreneurs while providing those who may be new to the “pitch scene” with a bit of training, support and resources before, during and after to help their companies “take flight”. The DEC’s mission is to help entrepreneurs start, build and grow their business through mentorships, community, advocacy, and education. In alignment with that mission, we have crafted a pitch competition that embodies each of those tenants.Due March 8, 2019
Wealth Acceleration - The Wealth Acceleration Workshop is unlike any financial "event" you've likely attended. We imagined what the ideal financial seminar would look like and created that for you.
We didn't want a boring lecture or a frenzied pitch fest. We wanted something intimate. Something personal. Something that helped people get the quickest results possible in a customized way. Something that was so comprehensive it unleashed your full financial potential, yet was simple to understand. Event on March 09, 2019
Baltimore City Students Diamond Challenge Pitch Competition - Students who passed the first round of submissions in the Diamond Challenge will be competing internationally for cash and awards that would go towards their business and social innovation ideas. On March 9, 2019 invited students from Baltimore City and surrounding areas will be pitching to a group of judges their business and social innovation concepts and will be competing to be the Semifinalist for Baltimore City. Semifinalists will be invited to the final round of the National Summit Diamond Challenge competition in April. Event on March 09, 2019
MDMC'19 Start-Up Pitch Competition - "I've attended marketing conferences from NYC to LA and MDMC meets or exceeds expectations right here in the MidWest. Perry and his crew are welcoming, accommodating and share the same hustle as the sponsors and attendees. The quality of the speakers in on par with anything on the coasts. For those complaining about the St. Louis marketplace here is your chance to support a home-grown success story. Get out your checkbook and sponsor MDMC and send your marketing managers there and have them write a report. Money and time well spent! We'll see you next year!" Due March 9, 2019
Stiletto Pitch & Strut Expo - If you didn't know, women are changing things in the entrepreneur world! This event provides education, networking and showcasing of some the best female startups. Like last year, 6 ladies will have the opportunity to pitch for cash and/or prizes that can help their businesses. The price of attendance includes lunch, access to classes, shopping, the awards portion and the pitch competition. Event on March 9, 2019
Startup Saturday with SendGrid, Brex & GAN - Join Twilio SendGrid, Brex & GAN for our 5th annual startup event at SXSW!
If you've ever wanted the chance to connect with some of the best accelerators in the world, other startup founders, Brex and SendGrid's Accelerate community, join us on Saturday, March 9th. You'll not only have an opportunity to meet incredible connections in the GAN Community, but we'll have food, live music, and an open bar. Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot as soon as possible. Event on March 09, 2019
Founders Invitational Pitch Event - There is nothing more exciting in today’s high school curriculum than actually starting your own business in entrepreneurship class! From ideation, customer interviews, and creating an MVP proof of concept to pitching at high stakes events and selling your products or services, the ability to live and breathe the role of business Founder is unlike anything else you’ll do in high school. Due March 10, 2019
BGV Pitch @ SXSW 2019 - Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders. The BGV Pitch Competition flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner. Donations are optional. Our partners include Google Cloud for Startups, Google Digital Coaches, and BICTech. Event on March 11, 2019
Think Big! Veale Innovation Challenge & Summit - “On March 12, the Veale Foundation is hosting an inspirational one-day conference features panels of national and local Gen Z and millennial entrepreneurs, a mini-maker hackathon, networking, and more.” Event on March 12, 2019
The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars - “The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars supports companies seeking to disrupt existing markets by pioneering the next generation of solutions that serve our core business needs. The modernization of legacy enterprise creates massive potential for value creation along the intersections of materials science, specialty chemicals, remediation methodology, energy production and systems automation. The accelerator is located at The Center in Indianapolis.“ Due March 12, 2019
2019 Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship - Designed for women entrepreneurs – providing the community of support you need to connect, learn, and grow your business. Due March 12, 2019
UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars - “Based in Minneapolis, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars will focus on new health care innovations that support payer and care provider efforts to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. The program will focus on digital health and wellness solutions that help support and enhance the experience of UnitedHealthcare members. Join us for the first class of the program which will run during Q3 2019.“ Due March 12, 2019
The USI Eagle Innovation Accelerator - USI Innovation Lab, 2nd Floor of Innovation Pointe - Doors open at 11:30am p.m./ Presentation starts at 12:00 p.m. Free to attend, open to all to join us! Refreshments will be served. as part of CoWork Evansville’s 2nd Tuesdays at Innovation Pointe, University of Southern Indiana’s Eagle Innovation Accelerator in conjunction with Elevate Ventures will be providing a workshop on “How to Pitch”. This workshop will last approximately one hour and consist of networking, a discussion about the anatomy of a pitch and insights into what venture capital investors look for on the receiving end of a pitch! Event on March 12, 2019
$25,000 Sohr Grant Pitch Competition-Spring - “$25,000 pitch competition for enrolled students at the Owen Business School. To be eligible to pitch, please sign up here and email email@example.com stating your intentions to pitch. If more than 5 teams pitch, we will have a preliminary round to determine the 5 teams advancing to the pitch competition. Food provided.“ Event on March 13, 2019
Grants Conference - “Individuals, non-profits, government officials and educators – join us on Wednesday, March 13th at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast and learn how to:
Find the right grant opportunity for your project (federal, state and foundation grants)
Plan your application
Write a compelling narrative
Prepare a fundable budget
Understand logic models
And much more” Event on March 13, 2019
Enactus Innovation Pitch Competition - Do you have an idea that could help make everyday things easier for your community or humanity? Send your ideas in for the Enactus Innovation Pitch Competition. Finalist will pitch their ideas at the event on March 13th at IgniteHQ. Event on March 13, 2019
MassChallenge Application Launch 2019 - As MassChallenge’s flagship location, MassChallenge Boston has brought together corporates, policy makers, and innovation leaders to support and inspire the next generation of innovators. Over the past eight years, we have accelerated more than 1,000 startups from across the world – startups that have made patients healthier, our communities more connected, and our communities safer. Due March 13, 2019
H2 Refuel Accelerator - Sponsored by Shell and Toyota - The H2 Refuel Accelerator - a unique partnership between Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab - offers unparalleled collaboration opportunities for startups who want to bring their hydrogen innovation from concept to market with the support of Shell and Toyota. Due March 13, 2019.
6 Greater Cincinnati-Based Pitch Competitions - If you’re a burgeoning startup, oftentimes funding - besides your brilliant idea - takes up a considerable amount of brain space.While the Queen City offers considerable options for a more traditional approach to getting capital, such as consulting with an angel investor or going through venture capital firms, there’s also ample opportunity to win some cash via a local pitch competition. Event on March 14, 2019
2019 Export Pitch - Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and Choose DuPage are pleased to announce the 2019 Export Pitch!
10 finalists, representing small and medium-sized companies throughout the region, will pitch to a panel of judges on their plans for going global and win one of three grand prizes. Event on March 14, 2019
Social Venture Partners Presents Fast Pitch 2019 - Social Venture Partners Cincinnati presents Fast Pitch 2019 and it is bigger and better than ever. This is good fun for good causes. As one of last year's attendees summed it up, "I can't think of a better way to enjoy an evening with friends and support innovative nonprofits at the same time. We really enjoyed learning about the great work happening in our city." Event on March 14, 2019
Accelerant Conference 2019 - GREATER - Join us for our annual Accelerant Conference beginning on Thursday, March 14th at 7PM through Saturday, March 16th as we host speakers, Leif Hetland, Bill Vanderbush, Charlie Coker and more, along with worship from our very own, Journey Worship! Event on March 14, 2019
Exponential Impact (XI) - Exponential Impact (XI) is a 14-week mentorship-driven accelerator focused on early stage security technology companies. Priority will be given to companies focused on artificial intelligence. Due March 15, 2019.
SELF Accelerator Cohort 2019 - Our accelerator helps organic brands build awareness and help sell their products. If the brand also needs funding we are also offering an opportunity for each brand to pitch to our investors. Due March 15, 2019.
Grant Bootcamp - This Grant Bootcamp may benefit you if you are new to the grant process, looking for collaborations, learn more about prospective funders, work on common grant requirements and implementing projects in the community. Event on March 16, 2019
Grant Writing 201- How/Where to Find Grants - “This seminar is designed to demonstrate how to use the logic model, introduced in Grant Writing 101, is used to match their organization’s values, goals and objectives, with potential grant providers. This will be done by as the presenter actually, via internet, accesses a searchable database of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal deadlines; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grant makers.“ Event on March 16, 2019
Business-focused accelerator - Our goal is to boost your sales and increase evaluation of your company in order to successfully negotiate with big clients and investors that will be introduced to you. Best companies will have the opportunity to work with our cross-border acceleration team capable of establishing business connections in CEE region. Due March 17, 2019.
Annual PitchFeast featuring The Startup Ladies - Annual PitchFeast featuring The Startup Ladies. In celebration of women's history month, The Startup Ladies are delighted to collaborate with PitchFeast to award our third grant from The Startup Ladies Fund. This is a wonderful event focuses on startups founded by women. Event on March 18, 2019
1st Pitch Life Science NYC (Mar. 2019) - 1st Pitch Presents: "Coached Competition"Have you ever wanted to know how great startup companies have evolved, developed, and improved their pitching skills? In this recently introduced, and evolving format, three or four companies will receive coaching from MABA investors prior to competing at the live 1stPitch event. Event on March 18, 2019
The Boss Lady Pitch - Founders, influencers, executives and dream builders - in celebration of Women’s History Month, we invite you to The Boss Lady Pitch this March! Come raise a glass and experience the evening’s main event, a competition showcasing female startup founders as they pitch their businesses and ideas live in SoNo. The night will bring together many Fairfield County residents, business owners, entrepreneurs and artists representing a range of creative professions. Event on March 20, 2019
Elemental Live: How to Engage Investors - "Our Go-to-Market Track is custom designed for companies with an innovative technology and an excellent team (2 or more people), in search of product/market fit. We support them in key strategic ways: Validating product/market fit Pivots or market expansion Partnerships and connections We provide a fixed grant of $100,000USD" Application Open, Event on March 20, 2019
The Big Pitch Competition - When students decide to attend Maricopa County Community College, they've taken a big step toward a brighter future. For a select group of dreamers and doers, that means turning their passion into a business. But to do so, they need the right education, environment, and resources to achieve that goal - and The Big Pitch is here to deliver“ Event on March 20, 2019
Supervision 101, Complete guide: Everything you Need to Know and Do, Chicago - “This seminar is ideal for those who are new to supervision or would like to brush up on their skills. This will work especially well for those who were newly promoted from other positions. This course is a complete review of all the skills and tools needed in order to maximize performance of employees and avoid common problem areas.“ Event on March 20, 2019
San Francisco VC Fast Pitch Conference - Pitch and network with venture capitalists, angels and accredited investors from Silicon Valley and throughout the country at the San Francisco Venture Capital Fast Pitch Conference. Black Dog Venture Partners has hosted investor events throughout the west and has raised millions of dollars for start ups as a direct result of our fast pitch conferences. Event on March 21, 2019
Accelerating Innovation with TARDEC and DARPA - Innovation in Defense Acquisition – Learn and Connect! Long acquisition life cycles run counter to innovation. By the time a traditional acquisition program completes, any “new” technology is outdated. Event on March 21, 2019
HyeTech Entrepreneur Immersion Program Pitch Competition, sponsored by HIVE - HyeTech is a gathering of Armenian professionals who share the technical, business and entrepreneurship savvy that makes the Silicon Valley a unique place to work and live. We aim to cultivate existing ecosystems and provide outlets for ideas to take root and strengthen all Armenians involved. Event on March 22, 2019
March gBETA Application Deadlines - gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator, gener8tor. It’s a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity. Due March 22, 2019
The DEC at RedBird & Comerica Bank Present: The Nest Pitch Competition - The Dallas Entrepreneur Center at RedBird in partnership with Comerica Bank launch The Nest: Pitch Competition. “The Nest” is an interactive, incubation inspired pitch competition that celebrates the grit, innovation, and spirit of Southern Dallas entrepreneurs while providing those who may be new to the “pitch scene” with a bit of training, support and resources before, during and after to help their companies “take flight”. The DEC’s mission is to help entrepreneurs start, build and grow their business through mentorships, community, advocacy, and education. In alignment with that mission, we have crafted a pitch competition that embodies each of those tenants. Event on March 23, 2019
Fundamentals of Grants - “Growth Grants engages non-profits to gain the knowledge and insight necessary to secure grants to fund and sustain their mission. We work with a variety of non-profits encompassing many missions. Given our diverse background, we are able to connect and work with those aligned with our mission to support those who are aiding others in need.“ Event on March 23, 2019
Peacetech Accelerator Program 2019 - “Startups are selected based on their ability to produce innovative technologies that manage, mitigate, predict, or prevent conflict and promote sustainable peace. Cohort 6 of the PeaceTech Accelerator will run in spring 2019 from March 25 –May 24“ Event on March 25, 2019
FedEx Small Business Grant Contest - “Does your business have an amazing story to share? We want to hear it. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest recognizes and rewards unique small businesses with grants up to $50,000. Entering the contest is a chance to promote your business and get your fans excited to spread the word about you. It’s also a chance to become part of something bigger: a close-knit group of finalists and winners who support and share ideas with each other. Follow the steps below to enter now and start getting votes for your business.“ Due March 25, 2019
Impact Unicorns in the making - “Maze X is a startup accelerator programme designed to put ambitious impact start-ups on the road to becoming impact unicorns. It is focused on hard-working founders who have the grit to test new ideas and aim for innovative outcomes. The programme is based in Lisbon - Portugal - it is 3-months long followed by 6-months of ongoing support and includes an equity-free cash stipend to help you through your stay.” Due March 25, 2019.
Founder Gym | Cohort Application - “The next FG Cohorts take place from April 22, 2019, to May 31, 2019. The application deadline March 25, 2019, at 11:59pm PST. Before applying, visit to https://www.foundergym.com to ensure you understand what the cohort entails. No more than one founder per company can apply to each cohort. We suggest that you reserve 30 minutes to complete the application. “ Due March 25, 2019.
2019 Pitch Contest - Our $80,000 annual student pitch contest, “BulbHead Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs,” will consist of three rounds of competition in spring 2019, culminating in the live final pitches on May 8, 2019. Due March 26, 2019
Pitch Pitch Women and Social Entrepreneurs with SMPLCT Lab - Each month, Ulule organizes Pitch Pitch nights in various cities around the world to shine the spotlight on amazing creators, makers and entrepreneurs who seek funds for their projects! This month in New York City, Ulule partners with SMPLCT Lab, New York-based socially conscious lab, and New York Women Social Entrepreneurs NYWSE, to empower social entrepreneurship! Due March 27, 2019
Free Grant Writing Workshop- Grants 102: Research - “In this workshop you will identify founders, grant sources, and grant writing resources online. You will also explore grant-planning and time management.“ Event on March 27, 2019
InnoVentures: A Small Business Pitch Contest & Fundraiser - Business owners pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and community members like you. Applicants participate in a bracket-style competition to the final event. Event on March 28, 2019
VentureWell's OPEN Conference - “The VentureWell OPEN conference gathers together representatives from across the innovation and entrepreneurship spectrum to share stories, start new collaborations, and learn emerging best practices in the rapidly evolving field of technology entrepreneurship education.“ Event on March 28-30, 2019
2019 Coastal Venture Competition - The Coastal Venture Competition is an inaugural two-stage competition. For the first stage students will submit a 1-2 minute video describing their business idea/product. In the second stage finalists will prepare a presentation of their idea/product to present live in front of a panel of judges and an audience for a chance to win $4,000. Due March 29, 2019
Batch 25 - “We are pleased to open the application for our 25th Batch, which will take place in the San Francisco office from May 6th through August 22nd.“ Due March 29, 2019
Accelerate Your Business - Chicago - Bidding on projects is the lifeblood of any construction firm. If you get the estimate wrong, it can cost you the contract or your business. Learn the details of preparing a professional commercial ESTIMATE. This is a two day workshop. Friday from 10:30AM-3:00PM and Saturday from 10:30AM-2:30PM. When you register, you are registering for both days. Due March 29, 2019
Wealth Accelerator 2019 - Half-day financial transformational event to accelerate your relationship with money, from your mind to your habits to your bank account. Join James Simister of Alpine Mindset and James Stephenson of Triumph Training as we dive into the world of WEALTH and the practical steps you can take NOW to upgrade your financial picture and grow your net worth! Event on March 30, 2019
2019 Wealth Building Summit - “The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce and our partners are delighted to bring you the 2019 Wealth Building Summit, to help grow generational wealth for your family and business. You will network with business owners and individuals from around the city and suburban communities, government agencies, wealth management and capital firms, angel investors, banks, credit unions and venture capitalists.” Event on March 30, 2019
MERGE CHALLENGE/pitch comepition - Startup Pass is your chance to get attention of 2500+ audience from different parts of the world, meet potential customers, partners, investors, media and new team members. Apply NOW and enjoy full startup experience at EMERGE. Startup Pass (€120) provides you with 3 tickets for your team, exhibition stand at Startup Alley
and opportunity to win €10,000 in EMERGE CHALLENGE. Due March 31, 2019
TechDiversity Cohort 2 - Tampa Bay Wave’s TechDiversity Accelerator program, powered by The Nielsen Foundation, is a 90 day program designed for early stage tech companies 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority. Due March 31, 2019
Growth Accelerator Program - "Each company is different so we design a tailor-made program for each one of them. Applications are reviewed as they arrive and the accepted companies can start at any moment. We think that focus is key, so we invest $100k that converts to 6% of the company to help the founders focus on the StartUps most essential challenges: Product and Growth." Due March 31, 2019.
Techstars - Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs.Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $10.2 Billion. Due February 4, 2019
Hartford InsurTech Hub - Startupbootcamp's Hartford InsurTech Hub accelerator offers 10 to 12 startups in each cycle the opportunity to access Startupbootcamps resources and network to accelerate their business and work closely with insurers located within walking distance of the hub's offices. Startups will have access to the Startupbootcamp global mentor and investor networks, and the depth of expertise of the team that have already delivered the most successful independent acceleration program in Europe. Due February 4, 2019
GENER8TOR MADISON 2019 - “gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year we invest $100K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.” Due February 10, 2019
2019 Entrepreneur Pitch Competition - “ATTENTION R-MC STUDENTS: Dominion Energy Innovation Center, a business incubator in Ashland, is sponsoring a pitch competition in partnership with the Randolph-Macon College EDGE Program.
PITCH YOUR GREAT BUSINESS IDEA: Each student team will make a five-minute “pitch” before a panel of judges and answer questions. Only 3 student teams will be selected to participate.The competition takes place on campus in Birdsong Hall on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30PM“ Due February 11, 2019
2019 Pitch Competition Presented By CBC - “This March will mark the 9th annual Women Making Waves Conference. Our Pitch Competition is a highlight of the event. WIFT-AT members are given the opportunity to pitch their short film concepts. The winning pitch will be awarded $5,000 cash, to be used toward the production of their project, as well as in-kind services from 902 Post.” Due February 15, 2019
Tech Startup Pitch Practice [Meetaway] - Founders, this is a risk-free way for you to get feedback on your investor pitch and stack the odds in your favor. If you want to raise funding for your venture, then this event is for you. and, we're running this event online, over Meetaway, so can you can cut out the commute. Simply register, choose who you meet, and then we'll match you for conversations over video chat. It couldn't be easier. Event February 19, 2019
Seed Stage Startup Pitch Competition - L.A. startups and entrepreneurs pitch on stage for product, business model, and investing feedback, and one winner will take home a valuable prize package. Event February 19, 2019.
GoodPitch USA - “We are looking for six ambitious feature documentaries that tackle a national or global issue, stories that reveal something important about our world, and ourselves. Films of any style are welcomed – personal, observational, essays, presenter-led, or verité. Projects can be at any stage, while rough cut is ideal, early production to completion and even films scheduled for festival premiere are acceptable. They should be 60+ minutes in length (we welcome plans for shorter versions and accompanying interactive projects).” Due February 21, 2019
WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program - "WBENC's Student Entrepreneur Program is a week-long business development program for women entrepreneurs enrolled full time at a college or university in the U.S. Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from some of the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $20,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to WBEs, corporate campuses, and accelerators." Due February 22, 2019.
Caffeine-Induced Pitch Competition (& Party!) - "Made possible in partnership with the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast. Join us February 27 to ring in the new year with the grand finale to the Caffeine-Induced Pitch Competition and to support and vote for your favorite new idea in the community. All merchandise and event proceeds will go directly to the finalists!” Due February 22, 2019.
2019 Student Entrepreneur Program - “The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Link to the Competition Site Click Here
Competition Prize: $20,000” Due February 22, 2019.
February 2019 Online (Agent) Pitch Event - “In an effort to provide career-focused opportunities to our members, WFWA provides opportunities for members to pitch their work to agents interested in women's fiction. Members can pitch one women’s fiction manuscript, and within one week, agents reply to the posts they would like to pursue. The preliminary dates for our two pitch events in 2019 (agent participation dates) are February 22 to March 1 and July 12 to 19.” Event Start on February 22, 2019.
The Boss Pitch - The Boss Pitch is a "Shark-Tank" style pitch event where business owners, filmmakers, and dreamers have the once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch DIRECTLY to the decision makers of influential and successful corporations, media giants, investors and influencers. Event February 23, 2019.
Hardware Cup Pittsburgh - Watch as 6 hardware startups pitch to local VCs & investors. Winner gets: $3k cash, a free 1 year SOLIDWORKS license, and other prizes, as well as a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize investment at the International Finals in May. Our Networking Reception begins at 5:30PM with food & drink, serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors. The event will kick off at 6:30PM. Due February 24, 2019.
Hardware Cup Atlanta - The event will kick off with flash talks from serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors. Doors Open at 5:30pm, and event kicks off at 6pm. Admission is free, but registration is required in order to attend. We also want to have the correct head count for food and drinks! Due February 24, 2019.
Hardware Cup Chicago - Watch as 6 hardware startups pitch to local VCs & investors. Winner gets: $3k cash, a free 1 year SOLIDWORKS license, and other prizes, as well as a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize investment at the International Finals in May. The event will kick off with flash talks from serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors.
Doors Open at 5:30pm, and event kicks off at 6pm. Due February 24, 2019.
Hardware Cup Boulder - Watch as 6 hardware startups pitch to local VCs & investors. Winner gets: $3k cash, a free 1 year SOLIDWORKS license, and other prizes, as well as a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize investment at the International Finals in May. The event will kick off with flash talks from serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors. Doors Open at 5:30pm, and event kicks off at 6pm. Due February 24, 2019.
Hardware Cup San Jose - Watch as 6 hardware startups pitch to local VCs & investors. Winner gets: $3k cash, a free 1 year SOLIDWORKS license, and other prizes, as well as a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize investment at the International Finals in May. The event will kick off with flash talks from serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and seasoned investors. Doors Open at 5:30pm, and event kicks off at 6pm. Due February 24, 2019.
DDQIC Regional Pitch Competition - “The DDQIC is hosting a Winter pitch competition to give early-stage startups the opportunity to compete for seed funding for their venture, or to admit a team of co-founders into the Queen's Innovation Centre Summer Initiative (QICSI) program. Startups will be pitching to a panel of international judges from the DDQIC Global Network to gain valuable feedback on their business model while getting a chance to win significant funding and support to help their company. This competition is open to ventures at Queen's and in the Kingston region. Applicants must be based in the Kingston region but do NOT have to be associated with Queen's University. In the adjudication process, the impact of the venture on the Kingston region will be taken into consideration for all regional applicants.” Due February 25, 2019.
Unstuck Startups - Winter 2019 - We are a hyperlearning community and accelerator that takes early stage founders from idea to prototype in 30 days. Due February 25, 2019.
Federal Grants Forum - “Federal Grants Forum provides the opportunity to the attendees to learn from powerhouse sessions delivered by knowledgeable compliance experts in the grants, accounting and legal communities while networking with other grants and finance professionals facing similar challenges. Attendees will walk away with clear guidance about the new requirements under 2 CFR 200, how the changes will impact their federal programs and where to start.” Event On February 25-27, 2019.
PitchIt @LendIt USA 2019 - “PitchIt (a competition for fintech startups) is now in its third year at LendIt USA, one of the leading fintech and marketplace lending events in the world. This year’s Exclusive PitchIt Partner is global venture capital fund 500 Startups, the world leader in investing in and mentoring early-stage fintech startups. This platform will nurture emerging talent in fintech throughout the competition, provide selected finalists with unparalleled access to industry expertise as well as invaluable exposure, branding and more at LendIt USA.” Due February 26, 2019.
Flash Pitch NYC - “Next Competition is on February 27th, 2018 in New York City.
1) Kyle Teamey, Principal at In-Q-Tel - Helping to accelerate the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S. government agencies that keep our nation safe.
2) Jason Black, Principal at RRE - "Helping founders build category-defining companies in industries ranging from financial services (OnDeck, Avant, Venmo) to 3D printing (Makerbot), and from media (BuzzFeed, Business Insider, TheSkimm) to space and robotics (Jibo, Spaceflight, Spire)." Event on February 27, 2019.
The Blockchain Accelerator for Global Growth - The IBA's Blockchain Accelerator for Global Growth works with early-stage companies implementing blockchain technology for global growth. This 12-week program is the only one of its kind in the US, providing state-of-the-art technical advice, one-on-one business coaching, market research and more. Companies will receive a customized international growth strategy, assistance in leveraging blockchain technology and funding readiness using our due diligence intensive. Due February 27, 2019.
Accelerator Cohort Spring 2019 - Our team of entrepreneurs, mentors, tech partners and professors work with the 13 best startups at the City University of New York over the course of 6-weeks to get the best of best ready to pitch at CUNY Startup’s NYC Roadshow. As part of the roadshow, these outstanding startups will pitch their new ventures to potential investors at the investor’s offices, as well as pitch to accelerators. Due February 27, 2019
Startup Seed US, Spring Accelerator by Zigr, Inc. - Our Experienced Professionals are specifically tailored for startups. We take Ideas & nurture them into massively successful companies through a resource rich ecosystem full of experts, leaders, and motivated team players. Due February 27, 2019
Big Idea $9K Startup Competition 2019 Cornell - “2019 Big Idea Competition is open to all current Cornell Undergraduate Students. Eight finalists will be determined by a group of experienced entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, non-profit, and business professionals. Semi-finalists will also receive consultations with a mentor/coach about their idea and ways to improve their submission. The application deadline for this one is February 28, 2019 Application. Check out the details here: http://bit.ly/2Ud9poB“ Due February 28, 2019
Black and Latino pre-accelerator - The Black and Latino Tech initiative is a Pre-Accelerator Program developed and sponsored by The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School and in collaboration with strategic partners of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. The mission is to provide Black and Latino startup entrepreneurs with educational training, coaching, mentorship, networking, potential funding, and connection to resources and experts. Due February 28, 2019.
K2 Capital Accelerator - K2 Capital invests in companies and entrepreneurs that can benefit from our “Level Up” growth model. By leveraging our extensive network and expertise, we provide capital and advisory solutions to drive value across people, process, and technology. Due February 28, 2019.
2019 ONE HARVARD NEW VENTURE COMPETITION PITCH NIGHT - The Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and other Bay Area Harvard Clubs are excited to announce the 2019 One Harvard New Venture Competition (1HNVC). We invite all HBS and Harvard alumni working on an early-stage startup to join us for the upcoming Competition and Entrepreneurship Summit! Due February 28, 2019.
URBAN-X Spring 2019 - URBAN-X is a venture accelerator built by MINI and Urban Us for startups reimagining city life. MINI experts guide founders in design, manufacturing, engineering, marketing, community building and branding. Urban Us connects startups with the leading community of founders, investors, companies and city officials. Together, we’ve invested in many of the leading startups working on city solutions. Due February 28, 2019.
International Pitch Competition at SXSW - IA focuses solely on foreign-born entrepreneurs seeking customer access to U.S. markets and funding. IA sources more than 1,000 applicants from around the world and selects up to 12 early-stage (pre and post revenue) companies per year. Its program is customized for each startup and includes access to seed capital and VC funding, customer acquisition, quality mentors and services providers. Due February 28, 2019.
eSportsInstruction.com eSports Business Accelerator Washington, D.C. 2019 - We are a conduit for finding ”Tools”, games, apps etc., and connecting athletes and educators as information experts. A non-traditional accelerator. that connects' investors, with innovators and start-up companies via our live events, web events, and accelerator. We will have live presentations and Skyped in presentations. Due February 28, 2019.
Luminate NY 2019 - Luminate is the only international startup accelerator focused solely on next-generation optics, photonics and imaging (OPI). Located in the world capital of imaging—Rochester, New York—Luminate is bringing visionary entrepreneurs from around the globe together with OPI pioneers and qualified investors to speed innovation and time to market. It’s also providing early-stage companies with the capital necessary to further develop their technologies, including $100,000 upon program acceptance, and a chance to win up to $1 million in follow-on funding. Due January 2, 2019.
Multicultural Innovation Lab 2019 - Building a community of early stage technology and technology-enabled startups led by women and multicultural entrepreneurs, hosted within Morgan Stanley. Due January 4, 2019.
2019 PropelHER Pitch Competition! - An exciting opportunity for women business owners to showcase their businesses or business concepts to compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. We invite women business owners from all disciplines to participate in NAWBO Orlando’s PropelHER Pitch Competition to see if they have a winning pitch! Due January 10, 2019.
Boomtown Accelerators Spring 2019 - Boomtown is a Boulder, Colorado, USA based 12-week startup accelerator program which works with a select group of promising startups to optimize, revolutionize, and accelerate their development and growth by combining a robust and customized educational curriculum, hands-on mentor network, extensive industry connections, and the hottest Demo Day in Boulder. Due January 10, 2019.
SXSW EDU - The fifth annual Student Startup competition will take place at SXSW EDU, March 2019. The competition welcomes all high schools students to submit an application for the chance to pitch the team’s latest business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience. Due January 11, 2019.
HERImpact DC Social Enterprise Pitch Competition - HERImpact DC offers female entrepreneurs in the area, educational opportunities, technical assistance, mentoring, coaching, and financial resources to encourage creative thinkers with plans for small businesses or startups that will also make their communities better places to live. Due January 11, 2019.
Food-X Accelerator Program - We provide startup capital, hands-on help, mentorship, and our global network of food business thought leaders. Our fast-growing family of hundreds of experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts and growth hackers are keen to pass their hard-earned experience and knowledge on to you. We are eager to help you overcome your production woes, identify the right marketing message, improve your user experience, or figure out retail distribution. Due January 13, 2019.
Apple Entrepreneur Camp - Research shows that women face unique challenges in technology, especially when starting and leading companies. That’s why we created Apple Entrepreneur Camp, for organizations founded and led by women.
Our goal is to help these entrepreneurs as they work on the next generation of cutting-edge apps and to form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of women in technology.Due January 18, 2018.
Techstars - Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Due January 21, 2019.
Working together to apply AI for social good - Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more. Due January 22, 2019.
Google AI Impact Challenge - At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. That’s why we’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges.
Selected organizations will receive customized support to help bring their ideas to life: coaching from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more. Due January 22, 2019.
ArtsAccelerator Grants - ArtsMemphis, is pleased to offer six $5,000 ArtsAccelerator Grants in 2019 to visual artists living and working in Shelby County. The ArtsAccelerator Grants are incentive grants for visual artists who are at a critical juncture in their careers and are intended to deepen and expand artistic work to advance the grant recipient’s artistic accomplishments. The ArtsAccelerator Program supports artists working in any media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation art, performance art, video art, or social practice (as defined below). Due January 22, 2019.
It's Digifest 2019 - Project entries or ideas must be the original work of the applicant(s) and the business must be registered 3 years or less. Applicant(s) who have submitted to IT’S A START pitch competition in the past and have not qualified as a finalist can re-submit a proposal, however, you must be able to demonstrate how the project or idea has changed. Due January 25, 2019.
Alphalab Gear 2019 Application Deadline - AlphaLab Gear is a nationally-ranked hardware accelerator in Pittsburgh, PA. Hardware Cup is an international pitch competition with a $50k grand prize.At AlphaLab Gear, we guide early-stage physical product companies through a 30-week program, providing funding, office space, education sessions, connections to customers, and mentorship from experts. We follow the program with an optional eight-week manufacturing-focused module. We take companies from an initial idea or prototype, through engaging early customers, to fulfilling demand by manufacturing at scale. Due January 27, 2019.
Ocean Accelerator - Ocean Accelerator is a high-tech startup accelerator located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Ocean helps entrepreneurs scale their business with knowledge, relationships, coaching, and seed funding. We enhance the holistic growth of entrepreneurs by integrating a spiritual journey that explores how investing in a founder's financial, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual resources can create sustainable growth in the marketplace. Due January 30, 2019.
Accelerate24 Winter Cohort - Our Accelerate24 program is mentorship driven 3 month accelerator working with select early-stage startups to validate and scale business model potential, collaborate with advisors and peers, and ultimately launch, grow, fund, and build defensible and scalable products in Marketplace, SaaS, Enterprise and Emerging Technology categories. Due January 31, 2019.
Acceleprise San Francisco Cohort 10 - Acceleprise is a SaaS focused accelerator with locations in San Francisco, New York City and Melbourne. We provide $50K in funding for 5% in the U.S. locations and $75K in funding for 7.5% in Melbourne, subsidized office space, mentorship and key introductions to customers and investors. Selected companies will receive hands on support from leading SaaS operators across product, go to market, sales, growth, marketing and fundraising. Due December 7, 2018.
Founders Space Accelerator + Incubator - Ranked a Top 10 Incubator in Forbes and Inc. Magazine. You will:
• Discover what it takes to raise capital in Silicon Valley
• Learn everything from pitching to term sheets
• Tap our network of advisors and mentors
• Present to angels and VCs on Pitch Day! Due December 1, 2018.
LeadHERs in Digital Health - LeadHERs is a pitch competition designed for select startups (co)founded or (co)led by women. The 2-day event consists of a series of workshops and a pitch platform where entrepreneurs present their innovations. Day 1 (invite only, contact us) focuses on workshops that teach early and seed stage digital health startups critical lessons in support of sustainable company growth. Day 2 is the pitch competition which features each team for a 7-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A. Due November 30 & December 1, 2018.
EXPO 202 Dubai UAE - The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. The programme awards funding of up to USD 100,000 each to social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world, based on their potential to impact the environment positively and generate real social value. Due December 2, 2018.
America's seed Fund - We support research and development of groundbreaking, high-impact, high-risk technology. As we review applications, we consider your technology’s innovativeness, commercial potential, and possible societal impact. Due December 4, 2018.
iLAB Residency - Oakland is a unique space for growth as it carries a history and culture of community orientation, intersectional activism, and a grassroots approach to solving local issues. Silicon Valley boasts ideas of disruptive innovation and radical solutions; However, Oakland keeps it real as a leader with a reputation & history of disruptive social change. Oakland’s local talent and entrepreneurs could have unprecedented opportunities in our growing innovation economy if tapped in. In order to unlock equitable opportunity for our community, we all have an imperative to do tech right by acknowledging and dismantling community barriers – in order to fully thrive as one community. Due December 4, 2018.
Network Catalyst Application - In this program, you’ll meet Reid Hoffman, Ev Williams, and other epic founders for feedback and strategy sessions. In 2018, founders met Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Reid Hoffman, Bob Iger, Sara Blakely, Abby Johnson, Ben Silbermann, John Donahoe and more members of the Village Global network. Due December 7, 2018.
Reflect America' Fellowship - The fellowship is designed for an early- or mid-career journalist who wants to work and grow in one of the nation's most dynamic newsrooms. The Fellow will have the opportunity to gain critical skills in reporting, writing and producing on audio and digital platforms while working with some of the country's best journalists. Due December 9, 2018.
Mobility.Pioneers - Accelerating Innovation - The ultimate meeting point for tech innovators; where decision makers from mobility industry providers meet 70 of the most promising seed and Series A startups working on truly game-changing technologies. Bringing together hundreds of decision-makers under one roof to have important conversations and make the introductions that have the potential of driving the industry forward. Due December 9, 2018.
The fellowship is designed for an early- or mid-career journalist who wants to work and grow in one of the nation's most dynamic newsrooms. The Fellow will have the opportunity to gain critical skills in reporting, writing and producing on audio and digital platforms while working with some of the country's best journalists. Due December 09, 2018.
Ilim Group and GenerationS Corporate Accelerator - Ilim Group is a leader in Russian pulp and paper industry and one of the industry leaders globally with a wide geography of sales. Ilim Group has three largest pulp and paper mills located in Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions, and two modern corrugated box plants in Leningrad and Moscow regions.
The Group’s mills produce over 75% of all domestically produced market pulp, 20% of cardboard, and 10% of paper. Due December 14, 2018.
Apple Entrepreneur Camp - Research shows that women face unique challenges in technology, especially when starting and leading companies. That’s why we created Apple Entrepreneur Camp, for organizations founded and led by women.
Our goal is to help these entrepreneurs as they work on the next generation of cutting-edge apps and to form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of women in technology.Due December 14, 2018.
Tech and Human Rights Fellowship Program - The Tech+Human Rights Fellowship is part of a new Carr Center for Human Rights Policy initiative to examine how technological advances over the next several decades will affect the future of human life, as well as the protections provided by the human rights framework. Due December 14, 2018.
HBCUvc 30 Under 30 Black, Latinx, Afro-Latinx in Venture Capital - HBCUvc is publishing a list of rising Black, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx leaders in venture capital. Please use this form to self nominate and share more about your work in venture capital. We are creating this list to bring visibility to the changing demographics in venture capital and to spotlight the amazing work you are doing. Due December 19, 2018.
Boomtown Accelerators - Boomtown accelerators are 12-week programs designed to help promising startups optimize, revolutionize, and accelerate their development and growth. We invest in 16 industries and 34 technologies, and customize every program around each team’s needs. Teams get $20K in cash (intended for use as a stipend during the 12 weeks), $1.7MM+ in discounts and perks, a personalized curriculum, strategic staff support, a bomb-proof Demo Day pitch, office space and amenities, expert mentors, alumni status, and exposure to potential customers — in exchange for 6% common stock equity (which doesn’t count as a funding round and thus doesn’t affect your valuation.). Due December 15, 2018.
Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars - Tel Aviv - This unique partnership between Barclays and Techstars brings two networks together into one accelerator program that offers entrepreneurs unprecedented access not only to a world leading bank, but also to Techstars international mentor and investor relationships. Due December 16, 2018.
Lair East Labs Accelerator Winter 2019 - Twice a year, we invest $50K to startup companies who are ready to explore and take on our program. With our top expertise and professional network of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and exclusive access to valuable mentors and investors, Lair East Labs proudly announces its fourth cohort- Winter 2019. By participating in a 10-week program, portfolio companies get access to the best of both worlds - Learn from alumni founders of top Silicon Valley-style accelerators and gain access to a mentor and investor network with extensive experience navigating the Asia market. The founding team has helped companies like Baiguan Lab and WeLab get off the ground in China. Due December 23, 2018.
Hyper Accelerator HyperAccelerator January 2019 - This is the six day hyper-intensive accelerator with 60+mentors and venture capital preparation for companies that are launching their angel or VC raise. All the nuts and bolts for a successful pitch including valuation, exit strategy, market strategy, due diligence, term sheets, pitch academy and more. Due December 25, 2018.
MuckerLab 2018 : MuckerLab is a low-volume, high-touch accelerator program. We work closely with only 10-12 companies per year to help them reach the business milestones that will position them for top tier venture funding. Most companies work from Mucker's office in Santa Monica over the course of the one-year long program. Due December 31, 2018.
Plug & Play Ventures / Startup Camp Startup Camp Winter 2019: The Plug and Play Startup Camp is a program designed to immerse startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment. Through a combination of structured workshops, speaker series, mentorship sessions as well as active coaching, startup founders will crystallize their ideas and business plans, build out their startup’s business model and prototypes as well as present their refined pitches to the venture capital community. Qualified Startup Camp participants are eligible to receive an investment of $25,000 upon acceptance into the program. Due December 31, 2018.
PXOS NESTING 2018 - Project X Open Source, belongs to the people and it makes sense we should support our own. PXOS Nesting process lasts 12 months, at each state we will provide different funding rounds, PX Token holders will vote on the project they like the most, the project will the most votes accumulated will be the winner for that year, and will get from 10MM to 100Millions PX Tokens = 2MM to 20Million US dollars. Initially, we will provide 1 Million PX tokens with a US value of $200,000 to the top 20 participants, each stage, based on innovation, security, user-friendly and reach projects will be evaluated. Due December 31, 2018.
SATELLITE 2019 Startup Space - All SATELLITE 2019 attendees will have access to Startup Space, a competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business and technology ideas to a panel of highly accomplished space professionals, investors, thought leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs. Due December 31, 2018.
Disruptive Labs Incubator Program - Our early-stage incubator program is designed to help founders get their startups off the ground. We work with a very limited group of startups (2-3 at a time) and provide extensive one-on-one attention and services, tailored to their individual needs. Due December 31, 2018.
Echoing Green’s eighth Direct Impact: Direct Impact is Echoing Green's innovative board leadership program created to transform rising stars of the private sector into highly effective board leaders of some of the world's most innovative social enterprises. Echoing Green invests deeply in the leadership of innovators and entrepreneurs around the world in order to accelerate their social and environmental impact. Due November 1, 2018.
BGV Pitch Competition - Black Girl Ventures (BGV) creates place-based initiatives to provide access to capital for Black women entrepreneurs. Our mission is to use entrepreneurship support and training as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and wealth building. Black women founders are underserved, unbanked and underfunded. It's time to change that!. Due November 2, 2018.
Startup Arlington is an award-winning initiative created to promote Arlington as a technology and startup friendly community on a national level.For a few months, Arlington, VA hosts one startup technology company that wants to build and expand its vision in our backyard. From lodging to workspace to transportation, Arlington invites entrepreneurs to live their dream with support from Arlington, VA and its 2019 business partners. Due November 2, 2018.
LABS Pre-Accelerator: Fall 2018 - You might have an idea, a vision, a belief in what you can build. But how do get there? What are the first steps? How can you make sure you tackle startup challenges effectively -- so you reach your opportunity?
Creative Startups LABS Duluth is for Minnesota entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. Due November 4, 2018.
Techstars Berlin - Berlin is the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world. It is attracting founders from all over Europe who are coming to build their companies amidst a sea of top talent, a supportive community and a great place to live. Investors from all over Europe and the rest of the world are traveling to Berlin to invest here. Due November 4, 2018.
SAP.iO Foundry New York - SAP.iO Foundry offers a founder-friendly, no-equity program providing access to SAP APIs, SAP technologies, and opportunities for exposure to SAP customers. Due November 5, 2018.
Fall Venture Fair 2018 Application - The Annual Fall Venture Fair provides students with the opportunity to present their ideas and receive critical feedback from successful entrepreneurs and other knowledgeable practitioners from our entrepreneurial community in a fun and energized forum. Each student participant has their own booth at the event. Due November 5, 2018.
Slush - You’ll find the applications to Slush 100 Pitching Competition, Demo Booth (€895) and Showcase Studio in the end of the Startup application form.Note: Application to Slush 100 Pitching Competition, Demo Booth, and Showcase Studio closes on Nov 6! Due November 6, 2018.
Ignite Northwest Fall 2018 -Session B - Ignite Northwest is a technology-focused business accelerator that helps companies in the Pacific Northwest grow to create sustained economic impact.
Due November 8, 2018.
Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars - As our first program in Amsterdam, the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars is looking for teams pioneering technologies that will revolutionize how we live, work and travel in cities now and in the decades to come. Innovative solutions that will transform the natural and built environment and improve the quality of life. Mobility, resiliency, urban places, communities and industry are key themes, but we want to hear any innovative idea that will help shape The City of 2030. Due November 11, 2018.
Real Elevator Pitch Competition - The competition is open only to undergraduate students at all colleges and universities. Two types of pitches are considered: for-profit ideas and not-for-profit ideas. Prizes are awarded to first place ($3,000), second place ($2,000) and third place: ($1,000) in each track. Due November 12, 2018.
SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West - SPIE Startup Challenge is a high-stakes, global competition where entrepreneurs in photonics have just 5 minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges, and vie for over $85,000 in cash, prizes, promotion, and more.
Held annually at Photonics West, this competitive event invites new entrepreneurs to pitch their light-based technology business plan to a team of corporate development experts and venture capitalists. Due November 13, 2018.
Code2040 Fellows Program - As a Code2040 Fellow, you’ll spend your summer in an intensive career accelerator for 10 weeks between June and August. You’ll intern at a top-tech company and participate in a series of learning experiences designed to equip you with the tools and resources you need to navigate the tech industry and build an exciting career. You’ll engage in racial equity advocacy work in a much more intimate cohort. You’ll be equipped with knowledge on what’s happening in the industry, what systems need to change, and what your role is as a racial equity advocate. Due November 13, 2018.
Capital Innovators - Capital Innovators is a nationally ranked 12-week accelerator program offering startups with traction $50,000 as well as access to over $1 MM in perks and benefits, mentorship, connections with the community’s top businesses and leaders, access to an extensive network of investors, office space and business programming. Due November 16, 2018.
Next Media Accelerator - Next Media Accelerator is the premier hub for media innovation in Europe. It is a network driven accelerator for startups that aim at transforming the conventional approach to the media industry (journalism, content, advertising) by embracing digital technology and with a scalable business model. We host batches of up to five teams over six months at our offices in Hamburg. Due November 16, 2018.
OpenAI 2019 Winter - Diversity is core to AI having a positive effect on the world — it’s necessary to ensure the advanced AI systems in the future are built to benefit everyone. While we hope that some of the scholars will join OpenAI (as happened with the first cohort!), we want this program to improve diversity in the field at large. Due November 16, 2018.
Google Podcasts creator program is an accelerator program developed to lower barriers to podcasting and increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive 20-week training program. Due November 18, 2018.
SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator® Pitch Event) showcases innovative new technology to a panel of Judges and Emcees who are industry experts, high profiled media personal, as well as Venture Capital / Angel investors. Please be aware that this is not a fundraising event. Due November 18, 2018.
GIST Tech-I 2019 - The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts before they enter a global public vote to pick the top entrepreneurs who compete in the Tech-I finals. Due November 23, 2018.
Sting Accelerate - Sting Accelerate gathers Stockholm’s most promising digital startups. Twice a year, the program provides eight hand-picked startups with an exclusive package of 300 000 SEK in funding, tailored coaching, support with financing and recruitment, access to Sting’s wide network and free office space at A house. Due November 25, 2018.
Camelback Ventures is an accelerator that identifies, develops, and promotes early-stage underrepresented entrepreneurs with the aim to increase individual and community education, and generational wealth. Due November 26, 2018.
EdTech Hyper Accelerator Nov 2018 - The Hyper Accelerator is a week-long program designed for later stage companies from around the world seeking guidance on fundraising, brand positioning, US and New York market entry, and customer insight. Due November 26-29, 2018.
Verizon EdTech Challenge - The Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge is a nationwide open call to find innovative, cutting-edge, education technologies that will transform middle school education. Due November 30, 2018.
BREW Accelerator 6 - Startups from around the world compete for selection into the BREW Accelerator by creatively solving water-related technology challenges. At the end of each program, BREW participants pitch their ideas to investors, universities, government entities and corporations for potential partnerships, acquisition or funding. Upon completion of the program, participating companies can continue to collaborate with others in the industry through ongoing engagement with the BREW Alumni Network. Due November 30, 2018.
BREW Corporate Accelerator - BREW Corporate Accelerator, an expansion of the BREW Accelerator launched in 2013, connects freshwater technology startups with committed funding corporations looking to fast track innovative solutions to their water-related challenges. This round of BREW Corporate is powered by A. O. Smith Corporation. Upon completion of the program, participating companies can continue to collaborate with others in the industry through ongoing engagement with the BREW Alumni Network. Due November 30, 2018.
Orion Startup Accelerator - Orion Startups is an acceleration/investment program for early stage startups based on Chihuahua, Mexico. Our goal is to take companies from the concept to a capital access position in a 5 months prog more. Due November 30, 2018.
Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars - The technology accelerator will focus on developing better relationships with commercially viable startup companies with dual-purpose technologies - technologies that have a private sector application as well as government application. Due November 30, 2018.
The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University accelerates emerging ventures and leaders that seek to change Baltimore and the world. SIL does this by providing funding, mentorship, office space and workshops to help innovative non-profits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies develop and grow into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact. Due October 1, 2018.
Chloe Capital is seeking out underrepresented voices in the tech industry. We believe that innovation can come from anyone, anywhere.The tour will launch near the end of 2018 and will extend through 2019. We will begin and end the tour near our headquarters in Upstate NY. We’re in discussions with city champions about holding events in the following locations: Rochester, Boston, Denver, Chicago and Binghamton, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco and Austin. Due October 1, 2018.
Amplify LA Accelerator - Our flexible structure is built around each founder — no mandatory schedule or recycled calendar of activities. We give you the freedom to continue doing what you do best, while we take care of the rest; we provide $100k-$250k in funding, access to high-quality talent and additional capital from the right investors for your company, free workspace at our Venice campus and extensive hands-on mentorship. Due October 1, 2018.
The Point 25 Initiative matches the most promising women-led companies with amazing C-level Advisors for their Advisory Boards. The 'Point 25' name refers to the 0.25% equity incentive that an advisor often receives for serving in the role. It's based on the belief that - while money is a large part of what determines the success of a company - having the right network of helpful and influential advisors can really propel a business forward. This is also an effort to facilitate advisory board roles for prominent leaders who wish to give back to the startup ecosystem. Due October 7, 2018.
Chipotle Aluminaries Project - The Chipotle Aluminaries Project is an accelerator designed to help growth stage ventures take their businesses to the next level.Chipotle has learned how to scale real food for all, and they want to share learnings and illuminate the innovation happening in the industry, giving growing ventures both a spotlight and world-class coaching from established leaders such as global social entrepreneur Kimbal Musk and chef Richard Blais. Due October 10, 2018.
Halcyon Incubator - Are you dreaming up something big? Do you know someone who's buzzing with a new idea they think could change the world? We want to hear all about it! Applications are now open for Halcyon Incubator's Spring 2019 cohort. Space, access, five months of residency, and incredible networking opportunities are only a few of the benefits of Halcyon's flagship fellowship program. Due October 10, 2018.
PepsiCo new accelerator program is seeking 10 sustainably-minded start-ups based in the U.S. or Canada for its first incubator class. Selected start-ups will participate in a six-month business optimization program and will be granted $20,000 - Apply by October 12, 2018.
Capital Factory - FUNDRAISING -Every day there are angel investors and venture capitalists doing office hours. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT -Every week there are big companies asking us for introductions to startups. MENTORSHIP - Every day, Austin’s most successful CEO’s and executives pay it forward doing office hours.RECRUITING - Last year, more than 50,000 programmers came through our doors for meetups. PERSONAL ATTENTION - You are assigned a Startup Champion who takes the time to get to know your company and recommends opportunities for you. FREE RENT & HOSTING - Work from our cool digs in Texas and get other perks like free hosting for your servers and discounted SaaS tools. Due October 12, 2018.
The Brandery Batch 9 - The Brandery is a nationally-ranked accelerator that leverages the expertise of the Cincinnati region, namely branding, marketing, and design. In addition to an elite mentor network, startups are paired with world-class creative agencies and have access to some of the biggest companies in the world, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger. The Brandery runs one,16-week accelerator program a year for five companies. The participating startups each receive $100K, a year of free office space, and over $200K in additional benefits. Due October 14, 2018.
Techstars Anywhere - Techstars Anywhere provides a full Techstars program through a virtual accelerator experience. Founders follow the proven Techstars approach to accelerate their business and #domorefaster. The investment they make in each company in capital, time, and network is exactly the same as every other Techstars accelerator. Due October 14, 2018.
MIT $100K Pitch - Accelerate is the second contest of the MIT $100K, through which competitors get to focus on prototyping. Semi-finalists get a budget, access to industry experts, and a dedicated month to test their idea's manifestation into a product or service. They then present their prototypes behind closed doors. Finalists compete live for a $10K Grand Prize and a $3K Audience Choice Award. Due October 14, 2018.
Backstage Capital's Launch Accelerator - Backstage Capital launched an accelerator for startups led by underrepresented founders. The firm will invest $100,000 in each company in exchange for 5% equity. The accelerator's locations are Philadelphia, London, Los Angeles, and Detroit. The TechCrunch article with more information is here. More information on the accelerator and link to apply can be found on Backstage's website here. Due October 15, 2018.
Parallel18 Parallel18 is a 5 month program in Puerto Rico which helps you accelerate your business. The best part is that they give each company $40k (no equity taken!) and lots of mentors. I have been a mentor since the start and love it. There are lots of tax incentives, Latin American connections, and it's the US legal system. For more information, check out their website and application link here. Due October 15, 2018.
"Business of Blockchain" Commercialization Lab. Springboard Enterprises’ Tech Innovation Hub is running a blockchain commercialization lab for women-led, seed to series A companies using blockchain as a core technology. Applications are open and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information- December, NY
The Wing's Accelerator, The Wingable Challenge The Wing is committing a minimum of $100,000 to invest across at least four women-run start-ups. The program runs 4 months and ends with a pitch day in January. The chosen startups will receive mentoring from prominent female founders. Here's the Fast Company article describing the accelerator, and more information and the application can be found here. Due October 18, 2018.
America's 1st digital startup accelerator - GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features, and potential investment. Due October 16-18, 2018.
U.Pitch Competition - U.Pitch brings together the best students from a cross-section of universities in this ultimate national elevator pitch competition. In just 90 seconds, students compete for national recognition and a prize pool of $10,000. They also have the opportunity to showcase their idea or startup in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other students from the entrepreneurial community. Due October 19, 2018.
Women's Pitch Competition - Apply to pitch your innovation or business idea and win cash prizes. Applications will open on October 1, 2018 and close October 19, 2018. The structure of this event will include a 5-minute innovation pitch followed by a 5-minute question and answer period from our guest judges. Cash prizes will be awarded to fund business and product development. Following the pitch competition a resource networking event will take place. Due October 19, 2018.
Echoing Green Fellowship. Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Over the past three decades, our total investment is over $40 million to more than 700 world-class leaders. Due October 30, 2018.
Founder Friendly Labs 2019 Winter - Our founders are experienced tech industry professionals and include veterans from Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, a Co-Founder of Excite, and a Partner from Sequoia Capital. They are experts in AI, Machine Learning, Marketing, Productivity, Marketplaces, Deep Learning, IoT, NLP, VR, Financial Planning, Insurance, and more. Due October 31, 2018.
THRIVE AgTech THRIVE V 2018-2019 AgTech Cohort - THRIVE is seeking early stage agtech companies developing big data & analytics, biotech, farm management, next gen farms, and robotics & automation solutions to apply to its fifth accelerator class. 10 startups will be selected to participate in the four-month accelerator, which will kick off in spring 2019 and culminate at THRIVE’s Demo Day held at the Forbes AgTech Summit June 2019. Deadline to apply or nominate a startup is October 31, 2018.
Propellant Labs Incubator Fall 2018 - Welcome to the global launchpad for startups. We do not require equity to participate. Only $200 per month to participate. We're a community of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and inventors dedicated to helping you build and launch your dream venture. We've successfully travelled the road you're on. We'll share our insights and relationships to help you succeed. Due October 31, 2018.
The Chivas Venture is an annual competition to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who use business to solve social and/or environmental issues.Candidates must apply to the competition in one of the participating countries, for a chance to join the global final and win a share of $1 million. Due October 31, 2018.
Nominations for Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 list are open. Please note: all submissions must be in by September 7th, 2018 to qualify. For the eighth year straight, Forbes is looking for the best and boldest young leaders, creators and thinkers to join our dynamic Under 30 community. Founders, funders, philanthropists, foodies, filmmakers, fashionistas—they’re all here. It’s an impressive club. Past honorees include Spotify's Daniel Ek, musician Kendrick Lamar, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Glossier's Emily Weiss, Instagram's Kevin Systrom, model Karlie Kloss, and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. This December, we’ll welcome to this dynamic group 600 new trailblazers from across 20 diverse fields. With an acceptance rate below 4%, competition is intense. Think you or someone you know should join the ranks of the Under 30?
The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. The Challenge was created in 2013 by deeptech entrepreneur Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, at the time both PhD students, who realised that the resources needed to propel emerging technologies were different from those of traditional web and mobile innovations. The Challenge gives scientists and deeptech entrepreneurs around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deeptech innovation network. Due September 14, 2018
Pitch Competition to WCS Talk - Shining a spotlight on women-led startups from around the world, the 5th Annual WCS Talks, organized by the leading Bay Area nonprofit Women in Cleantech and Sustainability, will feature the firstever pitch competition in the United States to focus on female entrepreneurs from the cleantech and sustainability industry. The winner of the competition will enjoy a large prize pool to continue growing their business, including a guaranteed spot to pitch at SVForum's 2019 Women in Tech Festival and preferential consideration to serve on a Cleantech Forum San Francisco panel, among other prizes. Due September 14, 2018
Empower Change MI Pitch Competition - Empower Change MI, a partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund and Michigan Women Forward, will offer a continuum of programs and services to women (and a few good men) wishing to start or grow Social Venture Enterprises. Due September 15, 2018.
Obama Fellowship We're looking for 20 rising stars from around the world who are working alongside their communities to solve important public problems in creative and powerful ways. The two-year, non-residential program offers hands-on training, leadership development, and a powerful network to equip Fellows to scale the impact of their work. Due September 18, 2018.
The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for 20 activists, changemakers, and organizers from across the United States who are tackling one of these four issue areas: Civil Rights, Environmental Protection, LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights, and Immigration & Refugee Rights.Fellows will each receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support to implement a project or initiative that has direct impact in one of these four areas. You can find more information about our judges, process, and goals on our website. Due September 19, 2018
Hot DesQ Round 3 - Hot DesQ invites startups to move to Queensland, Australia. Up to AUD$100,000 equity-free funding is available to discover the perfect place for big ideas. Hot DesQ is available to Early stage entrepreneurs and startups, Aussie expatriates, Established startups looking to expand into Asia-Pacific . Due September 19, 2018
#BITCON2018 Pitch Competition - As Blacks in Tech strives to provide support for entrepreneurs, founders, and startups, we invite you to participate in our pitch competition during BITCON2018. This is a great opportunity to share your startup with VCs as well as your peers. Due September 21, 2018
The application for the SAP.iO Foundry SF Fall 2018 cohort is now open! We are on the lookout for startups focusing on Human Capital Management and People Engagement, including creating diversity in the workplace, ensuring equitable compensation and opportunities across the workforce and measuring and improving employee engagement.If you know of Seed to Series A startups that may be interested, please contact us or apply HERE (applications close September 23rd)
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. To date, the program has served over 6,700 small business owners across all 50 states, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for the alumni of the program. The first part of the application takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Interested candidates can submit their application online by going to www.10ksbapply.com. Due September 28, 2018.
ASPIRE is an intensive week-long workshop that prepares startups for the investments and partnerships necessary to launch their ventures. Mentors-in-residence work alongside startups to simulate due diligence conversations and integrate feedback into materials in real time. Due September 30, 2018.
Queen City FinTech - Queen City Fintech provides fintech startups access to world class mentors, capital, and leading financial services organizations; all in the heart of global banking hub Charlotte, NC. Due August 1, 2018.
New Orleans Film Festival South Pitch - Since 2011, South Pitch has provided a unique opportunity for filmmakers to practice the art of pitching. In this annual competition, filmmakers from across the American South have three minutes to pitch their next film production. Participants present their concepts or works-in-progress to panels of three judges—film professionals and industry insiders—who offer constructive feedback for all participants. Previous pitch judges have included Philipp Engelhorn (Cinereach), Dan Schoenbrun (Kickstarter), and Debra Zimmerman (Executive Director, Women Make Movies). Winners of each track receive a prize to aid in the creation of their pitched project. Deadline August 4, 2018.
Investor's Social Circle - Investors’ Circle is the world’s largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. We have been finding, fostering, and funding startup innovation for over 25 years. Our community of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices has invested over $200 million into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health, and community.Deadline August 10, 2018.
AMPLIFY: Women's Pitch Competition. AMPLIFY is a must-attend startup competition for entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, and designers that explore up and coming trends in innovation, technology, and most importantly, showcases the best and brightest female tech entrepreneurs from around the world. During this competition, female entrepreneurs will pitch their early-stage technology startup onstage to a panel of seasoned technorati and investors to be judged based on the innovativeness and viability of the product or service. Winners will receive a cash prize along with additional resources such as office space or equipment to move their startup forward. Due August 15, 2018.
Flashpoint is accepting applications from both pre-revenue and post-revenue startups that can benefit from the Deliberate Innovation approach. Applications due on August 15, 2018.
City Startup Labs conducts a Center of Excellence, where African American millennials learn how to research, plan, launch and operate their own ventures. While they learn about what it takes to start a successful venture, they also learn a lot about themselves along the way. August 19, 2018.
CREATE develops Atlanta innovative food and agricultural entrepreneurs beginning with a 12-week pre-accelerator. The program works with entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop an idea, define the value proposition, validate customer demand and build a prototype. Continued coaching and support is available to everyone who completes the pre-accelerator. This includes further business planning support, product development, networking, pitching investors or pivoting from the original concept. Due August 23, 2018.
CivicX Accelerator : THE POINTS OF LIGHT CIVIC ACCELERATOR (CIVICX) IS THE FIRST NATIONAL ACCELERATOR PROGRAM AND INVESTMENT FUND IN THE COUNTRY FOCUSED ON “CIVIC VENTURES,” FOR-PROFIT AND NONPROFIT EARLY-STAGE VENTURES THAT INCLUDE PEOPLE AS PART OF THE SOLUTION TO CRITICAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS. THE 10-WEEK, BOOT CAMP-STYLE PROGRAM CONVENES 10-15 TEAMS IN PERSON AND ONLINE WITH THE GOAL OF EQUIPPING EACH VENTURE TO SEEK INVESTMENTS AND SCALE THEIR SOCIAL INNOVATION. Due August 24, 2018.
Beta City Pitch Competition - Applications are open for the Beta City Venture Capital Pitch Competition + Demo Day! Want to pitch your company in front of a group of VC's, CEO's, and VIP's for a chance to win a cash prize? Apply today for a chance to pitch + demo on October 4. Due on August 24, 2018.
Atlanta-based Launchpad2X (LP2X) announces its final call for applicants to its 2018 highly successful entrepreneurship program designed to support women business owners. Women founders and CEOs will learn how to accelerate growth through intensive entrepreneurial workshops, mentor matching, and experiential exercises. The program also addresses a confidence gap that often exists with women entrepreneurs by presenting the facts about how women perceive their competence and how they actually outperform those perceptions. Due on August 30, 2018.
Our Fearless Moguls event on September 21, 2018, in partnership with Facebook, Bumble Bizz, Spanx and more in Atlanta, GA. Women of color entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to apply for up to $100K+ investment into their business this month. Due on August 30, 2018.
Cartier Women’s Initiative - Since 2006, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards has supported 198 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, 21 finalists representing 7 regions (Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & North Africa, Far East Asia, South-East Asia) are selected during the first round of the competition. These finalists are then invited to attend the Awards week (exact location still TBC) during which the second round of the competition takes place. After the final jury evaluation, 7 laureates, one for each region, are announced on stage during the Awards ceremony. Winner receives $100k. Due August 31, 2018
Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) will bring leaders and people together from around the world to San Francisco’s Moscone Center from September 12-14. It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors, and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement. The 25 Innovation Showcase Competition winners will be selected based on their commitment to curbing climate change and contributions in the following areasHealthy Energy Systems, Inclusive Economic Growth Applications and nominations should be submitted here by August 31, 2018.
Ascend 2020 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. has partnered with Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center and TechSquare Labs to launch Ascend2020 Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. Due August 31, 2018
AngelPad is a seed-stage accelerator program based in NYC and San Francisco. Since 2010 we have launched more than 130 companies. Every 6 months we select about 15 teams from a huge pool of applicants (usually around 2000) to work with us. While other accelerators have decided to “scale” and take on more and more companies or launch more and more cities, we have stayed true to our original goal: Find awesome companies with founders we like to work with and spend three very intense months with them. This focus has paid off, we have risen to be the #1 Accelerator in the U.S. (based on a real study from MIT/Brown University) and Strictly VC called us the “Anti-Y Combinator“. During the program, we work on everything from finding product market fit, defining a target market to getting first validation for the company. We are also instrumental in helping companies prepare for fundraising and of course for investor meetings. Due July 1, 2018.
Chobani Incubator- The 4-month program provides food and beverage product startups with equity-free investment and access to Chobani’s network and expertise in order to scale up their operations and achieve significant growth- Due July 2, 2018.
NationSwell and Toyota are teaming up again to find the 2019 Vehicles of Change. We’re searching for 10 innovators who are rejecting old rules, creating change and protecting the planet. If you’re an entrepreneur working to build better environmental solutions, we want to hear from you. Entering takes less than 5 minutes and is time well spent: Finalists win up to $50,000 in grant money, $100,000 in of video coverage and $50,000 in editorial coverage. Due July 10, 2017
MBDA Grant Competition. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) just issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to launch the opening of its grant competition! MBDA seeks innovative proposals from organizations that are helping minority businesses address their most pressing needs and those of the communities they serve. These grants will provide applicants the flexibility and support to grow their operations and are consistent with MBDA’s mission to ensure minority businesses continue to be instrumental in making America stronger. Due July 11, 2018
The Pre-seed Builder Fund (or Builder Fund) was created to financially and operationally support the development of startup companies run by entrepreneurs who demonstrate a socially or economically disadvantaged background that hinders access to traditional forms of capital and executive networks at the pre-seed stage. Companies selected for a Builder Fund investment will also receive executive support to better position the company to receive follow-on, professional investment in 12 – 18 months. The Builder Fund differentiates itself by identifying exceptional investment opportunities in markets that are often overlooked by traditional funding organizations, by advancing the development of those opportunities, and by making valuable introductions that can lead to the next stage of investment. This program supports TEDCO’s overall mission of discovering, investing in, and helping to build great, Maryland-based companies that grow and last. Due July 15, 2018
Gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times a year we invest $90K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week accelerator program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists. Gener8tor invests in high-growth startups, including software, IT, web, SaaS, life science, medtech, e-commerce and hardware. Accepted startups receive $90K and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance. Gener8tor is a GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. Due July 16, 2018
SixThirty is a global financial technology (FinTech) seed fund and business development program that invests in 8 – 14 FinTech startup companies each year. SixThirty targets late-seed stage startups that have a product, market traction, and are starting to earn revenue. The companies selected to take part in the business development program receive hands-on training, mentoring, and networking opportunities with the top financial services companies in the region. SixThirty portfolio companies represent the most innovative and promising FinTech ideas from around the world. Due July 18, 2018.
WeWork Creator Awards - The Creator Awards is intended to acknowledge and empower those who exemplify the WeWork mantra: “Create Your Life’s Work.” A creator is anyone who brings a new idea into the world, pursues a passion, and believes in something greater than oneself. Since launching the program in March 2017, WeWork has given away more than $17 million in Creator Awards funding and has received more than 10,000 applications from creators in cities all over the world. To date, there have been 156 winners with more than 475+ jobs created at the businesses funded. Due Date for Nashville July 20th. Other due dates by region.
Pitch with Purpose - Alice and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), along with partners Johnson & Johnson and Dell, have opened applications for Pitch with Purpose, a global pitch competition celebrating and rewarding diverse founders who have committed their companies to social good. Launched in 2016, Pitch with Purpose was the first-ever pitch competition centered around solutions to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Due July 31, 2018.
Women's Digital Accelerator - Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries completed GSE’s digital accelerator program. As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 700 innovators for the 2017 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers. Due June 1, 2018.
Health Wildcatters 2018 Our mission is to help startups save lives and create jobs. With our proven model for acceleration, startups receive investment, resources, and access to mentors and investors in exchange for equity. Since 2013, 42 companies have graduated our accelerator program and raised over $23M to grow and scale. Due June 1, 2018.
Women's Founders Network Fast Pitch - Women entrepreneurs across all industries are invited to apply to compete in our annual Fast Pitch Competition. Through two rounds of voting, the top 10 companies are selected to compete on-stage at the annual Fast Pitch Event for $35,000+ in cash awards plus professional services. Applications accepted May 1-June 10, 2018.
Dolphin Tank programs are “helpful, feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable experts. This is the second DolphinTank event with BEACON -community-led campaign to make DC the #1 city for women entrepreneurs - where we put a spotlight on women entrepreneurs in Washington, DC leading social impact technology companies! Due June 7, 2018
Lighthouse Labs is the premiere nationally ranked startup accelerator in Virginia. We are a non-profit, mentor-driven startup acceleration program that provides $20,000 to accepted startups without taking equity. We connect promising founders with proven mentors, investors, support services, working space and lean startup education to move from idea to viable high growth venture in 3 months. Due June 15, 2018
Enter the PayPal Business Makeover Contest for a chance to take your business to the next level! We'll be awarding three businesses with $10,000 and a business makeover. Be sure to enter by June 15, 2018.*
Conscious Venture Lab® and SHIFT Ventures - Applications are now open for the 2018 Conscious Venture Lab® cohort – Urban Resilience and Smart Cities. Issues like overtaxed civic infrastructure, high unemployment, intractable violence, transportation, access to health care and food and water shortages are making city living continually more difficult. At the same time as a society we are increasingly returning to urban living. In this cohort we are looking for companies that can improve the way we provide services in cities, how we live together and find new ways to use technology to increase economic opportunity and create more livable and equitable urban environments! Due June 17, 2018
UpTech is a nationally ranked tech accelerator program for data-driven startups that are developing tech-enabled solutions and seeking equity funding. UpTech selects up to 10 startups annually to go through the 5-month accelerator program driven by intensive entrepreneurship education, one-on-one mentoring, and extensive community involvement. Our goal: Make startups investable. Due June 17, 2018
Dreamit Health is an accelerator and venture fund designed to help pre-Series A startups with initial sales traction who are looking to gain customers and to scale quickly and efficiently. The program is 14 weeks, over half of which is virtual (to suit the needs of more mature startups). These weeks are filled with intensive, growth-focused programming, hands-on coaching, warm introductions to enterprise-level customers, two weeks of meetings with potential customers (“Customer Immersions”), and a two-week East and West coast investor roadshow to build relationships with top-tier VCs. And unlike most startup accelerators, Dreamit does not take a fixed equity stake for entrance into the program. Due June 20, 2018
AnitaB.org will host the inaugural AnitaB.org PitcHER™ contest. This pitch competition will bring leading women entrepreneurs to the Grace Hopper Celebration – the world’s largest gathering of women technologists – September 26 to 28, in Houston, Texas, with the goal of supporting, encouraging, and providing new funding opportunities to these entrepreneurs. Due June 30, 2018.
Startup Runway.The mission of Startup Runway is connecting sophisticated investors with high opportunity, high impact startups by sourcing the best of traditionally overlooked technical founding teams. Due May 2, 2018.
Civic X Veterans Solutions Lab - Veterans and their families face unique challenges in America. More than 50% of veterans experience a period of unemployment upon transition to civilian life, with more than 370,000 unemployed veterans across the country in 2017. Average student loan debts are also higher for veteran students. Without proper support mechanisms and resources, the barriers for veterans to have a successful transition to civilian employment can be overwhelming. With one million service men and women expected to transition to civilian life in the next four years, now is the time to scale innovative solutions that unleash veterans’ talent to their full potential, benefiting veterans and their families and communities at large. Due May 4, 2018.
Meet the Drapers - Apply to pitch your startup on TV ...to one of the most prominent families in Silicon Valley, their celebrity friends, venture capital friends, and millions of viewers at home. The Draper family, Sony Pictures Networks and Republic are coming together to bring you Meet The Drapers Season 2.Every episode, 3 startups pitch to 3 generations of the Drapers, one guest judge, and to the millions of viewers who can invest or buy your products and services. Application deadline: May 10, 2018.
Join the first ever Opportunity Collaboration for leaders building sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice in the United States! U.S. influencers, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, grant-makers, nonprofit executives, academic & corporate field-leaders, and aligned media are invited to catalyze solutions to major domestic challenges and spark new opportunities across divides. Due May 11, 2018.
HERA Hub Pitch Competition Female founders in the D.C. metro area that lead for-profit, 51-percent women-owned businesses can apply by May 11. A panel is expected to select 10 companies to participate. Due May 11, 2018.
StartOut Growth Lab is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort! The application period closes Wednesday, May 16th, at midnight. Final decisions will be announced by Friday, May 25th. Accepted companies will be expected to move into their SGL office on July 9th and vacate by December 31, 2018. Due Wednesday May 16, 2018.
StarterStudio Seed Fund and Accelerator for tech-enabled scalable companies is focused on providing that first seed funding for companies that want to grow and thrive in Central Florida. This six-month program is a mentor-driven program that provides early-stage companies the best possible chance of success. We all know the dismal stats on startup company success, and we also know, if you plan, engage the right resources, and execute, the opportunity of success increases dramatically. We partner with experienced and successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and others that have experience growing and scaling tech companies as mentors. We are a mentor-centric and mentor-driven fund and accelerator that understands learning from those that have walked the path before are the best of Sherpas.
1ST50K is a startup competition for startup business ideas that offers extensive support from a broad business network, pro-bono development services, and up to $50,000 in cash grants to entrepreneurs to establish or locate their businesses in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Due May 18, 2018.
Small Project Assistance Grants Funds are available to support community-based projects that are planned and executed by chapter partnerships. Grants are awarded to selected projects, many of which have grown out of exchange, that demonstrate local ownership through matching cash or in-kind contributions. Due May 21, 2018.
Leap Venture Studio. A smarter world for pets and their people starts here. Mars Petcare, a global leader in pet nutrition and health care, and Michelson Found Animals Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to keeping animals in their homes, have partnered to launch the first startup-centric accelerator program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem. Due May 21, 2018.
Encore.org, seeks innovators with a great idea to tap the talents of people over 50 to help kids who need champions. The Gen2Gen Encore Prize, now in its second year, will give five winners a total of $100,000, along with personalized coaching and a year of ongoing support. People can apply between April 16 and May 25, and prizes will be awarded at a live pitch event in November. Due May 25, 2018.
Babson WIN LabThe Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® is an eight-month accelerator program designed for high-growth women entrepreneurs. Due May 31, 2018.
Health Wildcatters 2018 Our mission is to help startups save lives and create jobs. With our proven model for acceleration, startups receive investment, resources, and access to mentors and investors in exchange for equity. Since 2013, 42 companies have graduated our accelerator program and raised over $23M to grow and scale.
The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition awards $50,000 non-dilutive grants and pro bono support services to innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups that agree to locate their business in St. Louis for at least one year. Through the industry-agnostic Global Startup Competition, Arch Grants funds innovative technologies, products, and services wrapped within scalable business models that have the potential to make a national or international impact. Arch Grants has funded 114 companies, each with $50,000 grants, since 2012. Apply by 4/1.
The Fast Forward accelerator provides training, mentorship, and funding to tech nonprofits. All organizations must be nonprofits leveraging original technology to address problems in arts/culture, education, environment, food/agriculture, health/healthcare, human rights, poverty alleviation/economic development, or public service/civic engagement. Each organization receives a $25,000 grant, access to 100+ mentor from the tech and social sectors, and much more. Find out more about the accelerator here: http://www.ffwd.org/accelerator/ and Apply by 4/1
Halcyon Incubator Fall 2018 Fellowship - The Halcyon Incubator was founded to ensure that all social entrepreneurs, regardless of their economic background, can succeed. The program reduces the financial barriers to starting a social venture by providing:
Five months of free housing at the historic Halcyon House (Residency Phase)
13 months of free workspace at Halcyon House (Post-Residency Phase)
A $10,000 stipend per venture for food and living expenses during the Residency Phase
Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship - We’re looking for exceptional emerging artists, across all disciplines, working at the intersection of art and social change. Do you know an inspirational choreographer addressing issues of social justice? Or are you a visual artist empowering communities through civic engagement? Submit your application now through April 4 to become part of Halcyon Arts Lab’s second cohort of fellows. Why submit? Each fellow receives nine months of studio space, residency, a stipend and access to Halcyon’s ever expanding network of phenomenal arts partners and organizations. Due April 04, 2019
Halcyon Incubator Fellowship Fall 2019 - The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures and change the world. Please start your application today and submit your completed application before April 4, 2019 at 5PM EDT. Due April 04, 2019
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars - Based in Philadelphia, this program is designed to elevate media, entertainment and connectivity startups. In addition to Techstars’ global network, selected companies will work with experts from Comcast NBCUniversal. Companies focused on IoT/connected home and life, AI/ML, VR/AR, accessibility tech, wireless communication systems, direct-to-consumer products, robotics, next-gen marketing, digital wellness, voice, blockchain, and the future of entertainment are encouraged to apply. Due April 8, 2018.
Junto Media has partnered with Women Who Tech to produce the Women Startup Challenge Podcast. Six women-led tech-focused startups will compete for a $5,000 cash prize over an eight-episode season. The hosts will be Allyson Kapin, founder of Women Who Tech, and Adam Zuckerman, Director of Ventures and Innovation with Discovery Communications. If you know a woman-led startupthat might be interested in being a contestant, please send them to www.womenwhotech.com/women-startup-challenge/podcast to apply. Deadline is April 14, 2018.
2018 NGLCC LGBT Biz Pitch Competition - Want a chance to win $50K in cash and prizes for your business? Apply to compete in the #NGLCC18 Biz Pitch competition. https://t.co/NFoRgA6YyU Due April 20, 2018.
D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. Due April 23, 2018.
Have you launched an education initiative that is using or designing new technologies? Are you ready to scale and go to the next level in terms of growth and development of your initiative? Every year, at the WISE Accelerator, we select a cohort of for profit and non-profit initiatives developing solutions in education technology with high potential for positive impact and scalability. Due April 24, 2018.
The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation and the Institute for Private Investors (IPI) are accepting nominations for the Jones Prize in Philanthropy. The Jones Prize is a $30,000 grant awarded to a winning individual and two runner up prizes of $10,000 each— the prizes are in the form of grants to a non-profit that the awardees work with. You can apply by completing a simple nomination form, at www.instituteforprivateinvestors.com/jones-prize and share your story or that of your nominee’s and their exceptional work in philanthropy. Deadline to apply is 4/27
The Moonshot School Launcher Fellowship is for educators who look to do school differently. Through the 3 stage program, Fellows gain skills and practice in Leadership Development, School Design, and School Pathways. The program begins this fall. Due April 30, 2018.
CivicX Accelerator - The Civic Accelerator is seeking applications from early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures who are disrupting digital literacy and technology skills training among those in underserved and low-income communities.VC Due March 2, 2018.
Growth Circuit VC is a global early stage investor operating in San Francisco, Turkey and London. Growth Circuit Accelerator starts with a program built in partnership with UC Berkeley and selects startups from emerging ecosystems building scalable technology based startups. GC Accelerator provides 4k$ at the initial stages of the accelerator and after 2 months (April-May) selects a minimum of 10 startups to continue to the second Stage of the program operated in partnership with Draper University and ABC Accelerator in Silicon Valley. We invest upto 21k$ worth of cash & services investment at this second stage and bring startups to Silicon Valley for a 5-8 week program focusing on customer acquisition and growth. Due March 9, 2018.
Hillman Accelerator focuses on companies led by underrepresented individuals in tech by developing venture backable companies. Established in 2017, this statewide effort will display how the state of Ohio strives to move the needle on diversity with this new program to address the lack of capital and business education that limits our ability to maximize the economic benefits of women and minority led tech startups. Due March 18, 2018.
Startup Co. Accelerator - Focused exclusively on B2B software and hardware solutions, Memphis’ first accelerator and venture development organization has helped fund, mentor, and launch over 100 emerging technology companies since 2011. We invest in diverse founders wanting to tap into the rich environment of our accessible customers and resources in logistics, agriculture, healthcare, education, and more. Due March 21, 2018.
The BridgeCommunity is kicking-off startup recruitment for our third cohort! The program is designed to engineer and accelerate startup and corporate relationships. From April-Oct 2018 select startups will gain access to a heavy-hitting list of corporations motivated to run pilots and enter licensing agreements during the program - including Capgemini, Coca-Cola, Cox Enterprises, MailChimp, Porsche North America, and SunTrust Bank. Due March 21, 2018.
Y Combinator - Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started.Due March 24th.
MassChallenge - Applications for the 2018 @MassChallenge #accelerator are now open! Apply by 3/28 to access top corporates, expert mentorship, $1.5M+ in cash prizes, and more www.masschallenge.org/apply - use coupon code 2018Halcyon25 to save 25% on the application fee Due March 28, 2018.
FedEx Small Business Grant The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest recognizes and rewards incredible small businesses from across the country.Entering is easy! Once you've entered, get votes to help you get noticed.The Grand Prize is $25,000 plus $7,500 in FedEx Office print and business services! Due March 28th
Digital Literacy - Philly's Digital Literacy Alliance is offering up to $175K for innovative projects. Applications are open until March 28, 2018.
Blackbox is a global nonprofit committed to promoting equality of entrepreneurial opportunity through access to resources, mentorship, and immersive programs in the heart of Silicon Valley. Applications for the Blackbox (female founders edition) 2-week program is open with Google for Entrepreneurs providing scholarships to select founders.Due March 30, 2018.
Hillman Accelerator focuses on companies led by underrepresented individuals in tech by developing venture backable companies. Established in 2017, this statewide effort will display how the state of Ohio strives to move the needle on diversity with this new program to address the lack of capital and business education that limits our ability to maximize the economic benefits of women and minority led tech startups. Due March 31, 2018.
Boomtown Accelerator - Boomtown strives to be the world’s most innovative and effective start-up accelerator. We own this by having kick ass curriculum, super genius mentors, and a leadership staff that is insanely passionate about what they do. All of this centred within Boulder, CO, a freakishly awesome place that the New York Times called the new Madison Ave.Teams will leave after the 12 weeks with their mind blown, butt kicked, ego shattered, and the feeling that they can accomplish anything. Due February 1, 2018.
Lab Coat of the Future - The Lab Coat of the Future Challenge – the first in the Champions of Science “What’s New?” QuickFire Challenge series – will kick-off on October 30, 2017 and run through February 2, 2018. Participants will be invited to transform the age-old, often stereotyped symbol of science – the white lab coat – into a symbol of breakthrough innovation in the 21st century. World renowned entrepreneur and Shark on ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning series, Shark Tank, Daymond John will serve as a judge at a live event in March 2018. Due February 2, 2018.
Kairos Fellowship - The Spring 2018 Kairos Fellowship Equity Cohort is a full-time paid eight-month fellowship for emerging civic tech and online organizers of color. If you are a field organizer, writer, media-maker who wants to learn more about online organizing and tech skills, this is the program for you! Due February 2, 2018.
New Media Ventures is a seed fund and angel network investing in media and technology startups that support advocacy movements, create new narratives, and drive civic engagement. The NMV Innovation Fund finances early-stage, for-profit and nonprofit startups with seed funding ($50-250K). Selected startups receive virtual acceleration support and have access to NMV’s network of angel investors for follow-on capital, connections, and advice. Due February 2, 2018.
Pitch Black - On Sunday, March 11, exemplary Black female founders and co-founders will take the stage at The JW Marriott Austin to present their business ideas for a chance to win an investment of $10,000 from Silicon Valley-based VC firm Backstage Capital. Due February 4, 2018.
VC FinTech - The VC FinTech Accelerator is a 12-week, intensive program designed to accelerate the growth of early stage financial technology companies. The VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS Global - is seeking early stage financial technology companies that are innovating in core banking services, wealth management, wearables, wallets, back office, compliance, AI, data analytics, payments and other areas of the financial services industry. In addition, companies leveraging emerging technologies in IoT, cognitive computing, enterprise blockchain, and neural networks should also apply. Due February 6, 2018.
SixThirty is recognized as a leading FinTech seed fund and business development program. We work in a collaborative manner with the most promising FinTech startups from around the world and connect them with our corporate partners, including UMB Bank, Edward Jones, StateFarm, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), EY, Twain Financial, Village Capital, Cultivation Capital, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Due February 6, 2018.
WomenIN, a Purdue Foundry initiative to assist women entrepreneurs in the state of Indiana, is hosting the WomenIN Tech Pitch Competition on March 6th, 2018. The WomenIN Tech Pitch Competition is looking to showcase and help fund early-stage, women-led technology startups. Competitors may submit startup ideas or already launched companies from all areas of STEM, including agriculture, augmented reality, bio/health tech, education, energy, IoT, robotics, space, transportation and/or virtual reality. Due February 11, 2018.
Backstage Capital - Backstage Capital has invested more than $2M in 50+ companies led by underrepresented founders. They are opening up their review period for new founders on February 15, 2018.
Accelerate Baltimore is a 13-week accelerator program for for-profit entities where they select 6 companies to receive $25,000 in seed funding (convertible note) and at the end of the program we award an additional $100,000. It’s great for a company that has an MVP or is in the process of testing in the market and are looking to launch in 2018 OR someone who thinks $25,000 can get them to beta launch. They keep it open ended! Click here to apply by February 18, 2018.
Pipeline Angels - Women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs are invited to apply to present at a 2018 Spring Pipeline Angels Pitch Summit. Approximately 8-10 social enterprises will be invited to present at each event. Some of the men- and non-binary femme-ed for-profit social ventures that have secured funding from Pipeline Angels members after applying to a Pipeline Angels Pitch Summit can be viewed here. Due February 19, 2018.
The Challenge, led by Fannie Mae, is making an investment to attract and advance innovative ideas that can help it address the nation’s affordable housing issues. Specifically, Fannie Mae is seeking proposals from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to effectively advance access to sustainable communities that it and others can ultimately scale. Due by February 23, 2018.
Black Girl Ventures - CRITERIA: Open to Black and Brown female (identifying) founders in the start-up phase (1-3 years), revenue generating (no minimum). PRIZE: Winner gets the money raised (at the door) which is matched up to $1000 by the BEACON DC Award, a meeting with an investor, a consultation with an accountant, a consultation with a lawyer, swag for her business and more! Due by February 23, 2018.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Since its inception in 2008, nearly 200 students from 60+ colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP. Due by February 23, 2018.
Techstars - Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $10.2 Billion. Due February 26, 2018.
Startup In Residence: The mission of Startup in Residence is to bring together cities and startups to explore how they can use technology to make government better.Since the program’s launch in 2014, STIR participants have tackled a variety of pressing civic challenges from including streamlining the process for becoming a foster parent to simplifying procurement through a chatbot. For 2018, 12 government partners have identified 37 civic challenges. Over 16 weeks, startups and cities work together to co-develop a solution that creates real impact. Due January 1, 2018.
Village Capital Pathways - Village Capital Pathways will help underrepresented founders of high-growth companies in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Atlanta to become investment ready and support the pipeline of diverse startups in these dynamic ecosystems. Through partnerships with local entrepreneur organizations, we will select a cohort of founders in each city to provide hands-on training, mentorship and connections to local capital. Philadelphia/Chicago Due December 22nd + Atlanta Due January 5, 2018.
Founders Space Incubator + Accelerator - Founders Space is dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs grow their startups, get funded and go global. According to Forbes Magazine, Founders Space is the #1 Incubator for startups coming from all over the world to Silicon Valley. With an international network of strategic partners, mentors and investors, Founders Space is the world’s leading global startup community. Due January 15, 2018.
Pitch ‘N Pint pits entrepreneurs in a real time competition, delivering a 60 second elevator pitch to a panel of judges and a crowd of beer-lovin’ startup folks. Onlookers’ votes are tallied instantly via state-of-the-art, text-your-vote technology. Prizes include $1000 cash! Due January 18, 2018.
SXSW Release It provides a platform for companies to launch a new and innovative product or service during a pitch competition at the SXSW Conference. A panel of hand-picked judges, comprised of technology industry experts, venture capitalists, and high-profile media, will select the product or service most likely to succeed in the marketplace. Due January 19, 2018.
Morgan Stanley Innovation Lab - An intensive 20-week accelerator designed to help build and scale startups, culminating in a showcase presenting each company to the investor community. Due January 19, 2018.
BCAN Founder Fellowship - Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN) in partnership with Creative Startups, is now accepting applications for BCAN's first-ever Founder Fellowship Program, a startup acceleration program designed by and for creative entrepreneurs. If you are determined to grow your creative company, the Fellowship will deliver the knowledge, networks, mentors, and investors to accelerate your success! Due January 21, 2018.
BIG Incubator - The BIG Incubator is a highly competitive incubator program for tech-enabled companies led by Black and Latinx women. BIG provides a structured Lean Startup curriculum that takes your business from idea to a sustainable tech startup. The program is packed with hands-on labs, pitches, access to 100+ mentors, and networking events to support the growth and development of your company. Due January 22, 2018.
Digifest Pitch Competition. In April 2018, ten startups will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2018. All startups have the opportunity to pitch their business idea, convince the judges of its value, and impress the crowd in 5 minutes for the chance to win cash, space along with an opportunity to attend Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference. Due January 28, 2018.
Women's Startup Lab: The Women's Startup Lab is the leading accelerator program for women entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Garage Technology Ventures is proud to support the Women's Startup Lab in its mission to enable more women to become successful high tech entrepreneurs.
SXSW Startup Spotlights - Spotlights are casual exhibitions that bring 20 of the most promising startups together in a reception setting with complimentary drinks. At the Tech Startup Spotlight, companies taking the tech world by storm get to pitch their business in a fun, relaxed environment at SXSW.
Pipeline Angles. We're changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Pipeline Angels is holding fall pitch summits in the following cities: Asheville-Boone-Charlotte, Atlanta, Bangor-Portland, Boston, Bozeman, Chicago, Dallas, DC, LA, Miami, Minneapolis, NYC, Portland (Oregon), San Juan (Puerto Rico), SF, and Silicon Valley. Due January 29, 2018.
GW New Venture Competition - The GW New Venture Competition is in its tenth year. The Competition provides a unique opportunity for members of the GW community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - to compete for substantial cash and in-kind prizes, network with experienced entrepreneurs, receive mentorship, attend workshops and gain access to additional resources. Due January 31st.
The Urban Future Competition debuts the world’s most revolutionary smart mobility, smart city, and smart grid technologies by bringing the brightest entrepreneurs together with mission-driven investors, policy leaders, and corporate sponsors for a prestigious pitch competition in NYC. Thanks to BP, New York Community Trust (NYCT) and NYSERDA, we are able to offer each of three winners a $50,000 cash prize and admission into the ACRE incubator at UFL, NYC’s longest running cleantech incubator program. Due December 1st.
Project Entrepreneur is increasing the number of women building high-growth, economically impactful companies. Launched by Rent the Runway Foundation in partnership with UBS, Project Entrepreneur is a national initiative providing women entrepreneurs access to the tools, training and networks to build scalable companies. What will you build? Due December 1st
NSF America's Seed Fund - NSF is granting $1.5 Million in funding and taking 0% equity. We support research and development of groundbreaking, high-impact, high-risk technology. As we review applications, we consider your technology’s innovativeness, commercial potential, and possible societal impact. Due December 5th.
START100 is part angel fund, part accelerator, and part start-up coach for potential high-growth product entrepreneurs that are great ﬁts for crowdfunding. We invest in product entrepreneurs, help them execute a successful rewards crowdfunding campaign, and build a foundation for long-term success. Due December 7th.
500 Startups - Applications for Batch 23 are Open!Batch 23 begins Q1-2018 at our San Francisco campus. The early application period ends December 15th. Apply early to be considered receive an interview and get your application status earlier than those that apply during the regular application period. Early Bird Due December 15th.
Village Capital Pathways - Village Capital Pathways will help underrepresented founders of high-growth companies in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Atlanta to become investment ready and support the pipeline of diverse startups in these dynamic ecosystems. Through partnerships with local entrepreneur organizations, we will select a cohort of founders in each city to provide hands-on training, mentorship and connections to local capital. Philadelphia/Chicago Due December 22nd + Atlanta Due January 5th.
Global Women's Startup Accelerator - Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator program to be hosted in 7 global regions. In 2016, 500 companies across 63 countries completed GSE’s digital accelerator program. As the first and fastest growing digital accelerator in the world, GSE seeks 700 innovators for the 2017 series which will be facilitated by over 50 global speakers. Due December 30th
Code 2040 Fellows Program - As a Code2040 Fellow, you’ll spend an intensive summer career accelerator between June and August. You’ll intern at a top-tech company and participate in a series of evening and weekend workshops designed to equip you with the tools and resources you need to navigate the tech industry and build an exciting career. Due November 19th.
2018 HBCU@SXSW - Student applications are open for the 2018 HBCU@SXSW. Share this opportunity with an undergrad interested in tech. Due November 30th
The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. Their two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Due October 6th.
Techstars - Techstars is the Worldwide Network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Locations open: Techstars Anywhere, Techstars Berlin, Techstars Music Los Angeles, Techstars Toronto, Techstars Dubai, Techstars Boulder, Techstars New York City, Techstars Austin, Techstars Boston, Techstars Seattle. Due October 15th
Halcyon Incubator - The Halcyon Incubator is committed to solving 21st-century challenges throughout the nation and the world. By helping social entrepreneurs transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, the Halcyon Incubator acts as a catalyst for measurable social outcomes. It's perhaps the most immersive incubator in the world that focuses on both social impact and profit. Due October 17th.
Boss Girl Vision - The "Boss Up" Pitch Contest is a "for us by us" creative funding event where funds from Black Girl Vision events create funding for women of color founders. Due October 15th
WeWork Creator Awards - WeWork is committing more than $20 million to innovate projects and the creators behind them. This global competition is open to entrepeneurs, artists, startups, and nonprofits—anyone who embodies our mantra, "Create Your Life's Work." Due October 24th.
Echoing Green Fellowship. Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. Over the past three decades, our total investment is over $40 million to more than 700 world-class leaders. Due October 26th.
Sephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The program begins with a one week bootcamp where founders acquire the necessary skills to create a successful business. Together, they learn from beauty mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs, and prepare for a final demo day in the fall. Due October 31st.
Civic Innovation Fellowship - The Civic Innovation Fellowship is a 6-18 month leadership and business training program for community leaders and social entrepreneurs with ideas, programs, and services that improve the lives of Atlanta residents. Due September 1st.
Conference for Women Pitch Competition.The Indiana Conference for Women, the largest gathering of women leaders and entrepreneurs in the Midwest, has teamed up with The Startup Ladies, a membership organization that seeks to support women entrepreneurs, to host the third annual Indiana Conference for Women Pitch Competition. Due September 1st
Watermark Big Pitch - Watermark will select three entrepreneurs to present for five minutes apiece, followed by a three-minute Q&A and five minutes of direct feedback from a panel of expert judges including VCs – the friendly, dolphin kind; no sharks here! Due September 1st
37 Angels. 37 Angels selects 8 women-led businesses to compete for $50-$150k investment every two months. Due Sept 4th
Amplify Girls in Tech - AMPLIFY is a ‘must-attend’ startup competition for entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, and designers that explores up and coming trends in innovation, technology, and most importantly, showcases the best and brightest female tech entrepreneurs from the region. Due September 5th
TED Fellows. Every year the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. Though we target innovators aged 21 to 40, we encourage anyone over 18 years old to apply. Due September 10th.
2017 BioChallenge Startup Competition - The Center supports Louisiana life sciences entrepreneurs through the BioChallenge, an annual competition that has awarded startups over $100,000 in prizes since 2012. As part of the Center’s Innovation Louisiana 2017 series of special events in November, four finalists will pitch for cash and investment prizes in the BioChallenge final event on November 8 in downtown New Orleans. Due September 15th
Desert Pitch. Submit your Film or TV pitch to Film Fest Tucson’s Desert Pitch Competition. The Top 10 projects selected will be invited for a one-day intensive (two part) pitch event where you’ll be rubbing elbows with industry veterans on the panel, as you make your pitch. The top 5 chosen will advance to the finals taking place only hours later, but not before receiving some strategic pitch coaching from a producer and professional pitch writer, Scott Manville, on the spot. Also in attendance will be representatives from the Desert Angels, a Tucson venture capital group. Due September 15th.
Female Founders Fellowship - The Female Founder Initiative was formed to create more opportunities for female founders through the Founder Institute, and enable women to build successful companies. Due September 17th.
Turbocharger Innovation Program 2017. Axiom Product Development, LLC is a leading innovation and product development company that is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small companies develop their products and launch them in the market. We are partnering with a Global 500 Healthcare products company to launch a Turbocharger Innovation Program which will provide funding and engineering resources/mentorship to accelerate the development of your product. Due September 18t
Startup Runway.The mission of Startup Runway is connecting sophisticated investors with high opportunity, high impact startups by sourcing the best of traditionally overlooked technical founding teams. Due Sept 30th
Pitch Competition WeXchange 2017- WeXchange es la primera plataforma de América Latina y el Caribe dedicada a conectar y fortalecer a las mujeres emprendedoras con gran potencial, para que sean exitosas en sus negocios. Due September 30th.
WomenHack - The All-Women Hackathon San Francisco - A one day hackathon for women from experienced coders to total newbies. Come with an idea or join a team on-site and spend the day building a great project with enthusiastic, fun people. Due before September 30th Event.
Venture Atlanta is an annual conference that creates opportunities for top tier investors to connect with and fund the region’s most promising technology companies. Companies selected to present at Venture Atlanta pitch their company and solutions to top investors and business leaders representing the entire technology ecosystem. Due by August 4th.
Pipeline Angles. We're changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Pipeline Angels is holding fall pitch summits in the following cities: Asheville-Boone-Charlotte, Atlanta, Bangor-Portland, Boston, Bozeman, Chicago, Dallas, DC, LA, Miami, Minneapolis, NYC, Portland (Oregon), San Juan (Puerto Rico), SF, and Silicon Valley. Due August 7th.
Invest in HER. The mission of Invest in Her is to support women in business through opportunities that build capacity, connect to resources, and increase capital. One of the ways we strive to fulfill our mission is by hosting an annual Female Business Pitch Competition. This competition serves as a platform for local female entrepreneurs to showcase their business and compete for cash prizes. Due August 7th
Atlanta Startup Battle - $100k startup competition. Introductions to strategic partners for growth and follow-up investment. Automatic entry to the Global Challenge Cup. This time there is more reason than ever to get your tech startup in the mix. Due August 18th
Roddenberry Fellowship - The Roddenberry Fellowship is a new 12-month program for activists from across the country who are working to protect the most vulnerable and to make the US a more inclusive and equitable place to live. Twenty Fellows will be selected to receive $50,000 each, as well as tailored support, to help implement a project or initiative in one of four areas: Civil Rights, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Immigration and Refugee Rights, LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights. Due August 22nd
The NBMBAA® Scale-Up Pitch Challenge - The National Black MBA Association® is proud to announce its Scale-Up Pitch Challenge for entrepreneurs. The Scale-Up Pitch Challenge encourages our members to create startups that are scalable and sustainable. We provide startups the unique opportunity to connect with early stage investors and venture capitalists who are ready to invest. Participants can win up to $50,000 grand prize with prizes being awarded for the top three pitches. If you think your startup embodies a “Big Idea” that can be even bigger, this challenge is for you! Due August 23rd
CivicX Fall 17. The Points of Light Civic Accelerator invests in and supports early stage social ventures. In our continuing commitment to experiment and refine our model, our Fall 2017 program will convene the most innovative ventures across the country focused around a common challenge. Due August 25th
Inaugural Fire Pitch Competition - The Inaugural Fire Pitch Competition is an initiative to spotlight the nation’s best women-led digital health startups. We hope to build a platform that connects women entrepreneurs and strengthens the healthcare innovation ecosystem by addressing funding disparities between men and women. Fire Pitch Competition is held in partnership with the IGNITE Healthcare Network and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC). We are also proud to have Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx) and Houston Technology Center (HTC) as event partners. Due August 31st