$200K Investment Prize – Process and FAQ’s

We’ve taken the $100k prize, and doubled it. So the investment prize is now $200,000. The best part? One startup may walk away with all of it, or two may split it. It’s up to you to convince the judges

Open to: Any startup in attendance. YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS PRIZE.


Here’s how it works

Track down any $200k Investor, they’ll be wearing a judge badge- and you can see the list of them here.

Find them in the $200k Prize tent in the Tent Village Thursday, July 14th, from Noon-5pm.

Each judge will shortlist one startup by end of day Thursday.

The shortlisted startups will be contacted and invited to a private breakfast Friday morning where they pitch to the entire group of investors.

The winner(s) will be selected, and announced at the Friday afternoon ceremonies.



Can I pitch for this on Friday?

No. You must pitch to an investor judge by end of day Thursday afternoon (this includes the Wednesday evening kickoff party). Friday morning only shortlisted startups will be invited to the breakfast.


What if the terms of the note don’t exactly work for me?

These are the standard terms we base the investment on, however negotiations do happen year after year.


See Investor Rights Agreement, and Convertible Loan Agreement.