Pre-Seed Pitch Competition


We want to hear about your startups, so we’ve created a video pitch contest. Win $1,000 cash for your technology startup by entering a short, 90-second pitch. Don’t know if you can win the grand prize? We also have prizes for the “Strongest Team” and “Most Enthusiastic Presentation” so check out the details below.

Description: The Pre-Seed Pitch Competition aims to encourage entrepreneurs with idea stage technology startups.


1st Place

  • $1,000 Cash
  • 1 Hour Meeting with Jan Bouten, Partner at Innova Ventures
  • Finalist in the Start Co. Accelerator applications
  • Promotion via our social networks

Most Creative Pitch

  • $200 Amex Gift Card

Solving The Biggest Problem

  • $150 Facebook Ad Credits

Strongest Team

  • $100 Facebook Ad Credits

Most Enthusiastic Presentation

  • $50 Starbucks Gift Card

Best Memphis-Based Pitch – Sponsored by OPS-FUEL

  • 2 tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies Game Section 103 (valued at $280)

Judging Criteria: Applicants must submit a 90-second video sharing their startup idea using the following guidelines.

  • Introduce your team
  • Describe your tech product/service
  • Tell us about your customer and the problem you’re solving for them
  • Explain how your product works to solve that problem
  • Tell us where you are in the process
  • Make a realistic ask
  • Passion and enthusiasm count

Watch The Elevator Pitch

Eligibility: Must be a technology driven startup that is bootstrapped or has raised less than $100K from non-institutional VCs

Entry Deadline: February 15th, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Click here to apply!

Contest is limited to 250 submissions