Are you an early-stage entrepreneur looking for the validation, business network and investors? 

Here is a fresh list of opportunities – startup competitions – for you and your business. Join one of the startup competitions and gain

  • valuable exposure
  • a chance to grow a professional network
  • access to resources necessary to develop your venture
  • mentorship
  • cash prizes

Winning or even just participating in such an event is a valuable lesson and an opportunity to win prizes, possible partners and investors.

We have put together the list of the promising startup competitions in the chronological order.

EU-Startups Pitch Competition 2024

Deadline: February 19, 2024 | Apply here
Prize: Prize Package worth €385k
Eligibility: Startups in the pre-seed or seed stage, less than 3 years old, with no or less than €750K venture capital raised, based in Europe

This is the last chance to join this competition, as the deadline is pretty close. However, even if you will not be able to join the pitch competition, you can still buy tickets and have a chance to pitch to investors face-to-face.

The organizers will be providing a dedicated networking app for participants, where you will be able to schedule meetings ahead of time.

Fifty Founders Battle

Deadline: March 4, 2024 | Apply here
Prize: prize pot of 10,000 EUR, 250k syndicate investment
Eligibility: open to anyone as long as you can attend the event for an in-person presentation

TechChill is one of the most inclusive start-up competitions, as there are no limits regarding the industry you are representing. Join this thrilling battle, and move through its stages to reach the final 10K no-strings-attached for the best pitch!

Inventures Startup Pitch Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2024 | Apply here
Prize: $10,000 in funding
Eligibility: launched companies, or willing to launch within 24 months of June 1, 2024

This competition is an in-person event happening on May 29-31, 2024 in TELUS Convention Center Calgary, Canada. 

Applications are only accepted with innovative products or services in one of the following areas:

  • Growing up: Food Tech farm to fork
  • Tech triathlon: quantum + AI + IOT
  • Blurring boundaries: tech at work
  • Entrepreneurship: accelerating scaleup
  • Live long live well: unveiling health data
  • Earth tech: building everything better

PODIM Pitching Competition

Deadline: March 15, 2024  | Apply here
Prize: ticket for Podim in London and fundraising possibilities
Eligibility: open to anyone

Join this opportunity and gain valuable input into your entrepreneurial ventures. Whether you win or not, you have a chance to speak in front of judges who are also possible investors. Anyone at the event may join your network and help your business grow.

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South Summit Startup Competition 2024

Deadline: February 23 and March 31, 2024 | Apply here
Eligibility: open to all

South Summit invites you to apply to their startup competition. It is open to everyone who has an idea. 100 finalists will receive help i perfecting their pitch. They will make you stage-ready for the live pitch during the South Summit. There you have a chance to connect with investors, mentors, and possible partners.

2024 Startup Competition

Deadline: March 29, 2024
Applications open on 20th of February
Prize: $75,000
Eligibility: location or willingness to relocate business headquarters to City of St. Louis for at least one year

Are you based in the City of St. Louis or willing to move your business there for at least a year? If so, this startup competition is for you. Archgrants provides additional funding for companies moving into St. Louis. The grant is not the only incentive, as for the duration of the program you will receive help with fundraising and expert mentorship.

Startup Competition WMF2024

Deadline: April 11, 2024 | Apply here
Prize: prizes in the form of products/services
Eligibility: startups and businesses with innovative projects or ideas regarding the digital/technological sector

Join Italy’s largest international startup competition, and get a chance to gain international exposure. You will be able to grow your network with chances at potential funding, acceleration programs, and strategic partnerships.

AWE Start-up Pitch Competition

Deadline: May 6, 2024 | Apply here
Eligibility: 10-15 AR/VR start-ups

Join AWE in its mission to help the XR community advance Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to further human progress. 

Pitch your startup idea in front of industry experts and possible investors. The winner takes home a grand prize and the title of “Start-up to Watch”.

Collision Startup Program

Deadline: more info soon | Apply here
Prize: to be announced
Eligibility: any alpha and beta startups

Get your brand in front of the most prestigious media and the conference to be at. Collision gives you a chance to apply to their program with a chance to pitch your startup at Collision, where you can meet all the tech industry pros.

TNW Startups Program

Deadline:  not announced | Apply here
Prize: startup pod at TNW Conference 2025
Eligibility: company founded between 2018 and 2024, under 100 employees, builds or markets software or hardware products

TNW Startup Program has two tracks – Bootstrap and Scaleup. 

The bootstrap track is for companies between bootstrapped to seed stage funding up until Series A.

The Scaleup track is for companies with raised external funding and within Series A-E funding.

Besides great exposure and networking opportunities, winner takes home a one-year subscription to the Financial Times, press coverage, and startup pod at TNW Conference 2025.

PITCH Web Summit startup program

Deadline: not announced  | Apply here
Eligibility: ALPHA and BETA startups exhibiting at Web Summit that have received less than €5 million in funding

ALPHA – Web Summit Startup program is here to help you join a global community of startups. Gain access to meetings with investors, startup masterclasses, mentorship, and help in improving your pitch for the Web Summit.

Startup Battlefield 200

Deadline: will be announced along with applications opening
Prize: a chance to win $100K
Eligibility: companies at early stage of development from around the globe, existing companies with new ideas do not qualify

Startup Battlefield is best suitable for bootstrapped, Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A companies with minimal press coverage. The more disruptive showcase you make on the stage the better.

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