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Competitions currently open to apply to
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The Workers LabOngoingOngoingOngoingCompetitionGrants of up to $150,000Open to all teams, your org must have a US Tax IDWorker safety health, security, or freedom
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The HatchingQuarterlyQuarterlyQuarterlyCompetition$2,000 per winning teampeople who have not legally established a business yet or have established one within the last three years and have less than two employeesPitch competitionVirtual
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5x5 NightsOngoing1 week priorMonthlyCompetition$5,000any individual (no organizations)Pitch competitionWest Michigan region
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International Innovatino Challenge: Advanced Technologies for Textile3/1/20224/25//2022CompetitionChance to co-develop your solution and bring it to market with DecathalonOpen to allInnovation CompetitionVirtual
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Milken Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition & ConferenceMarchApril 29, 2022September 1 2022CompetitionTBAAnyone over 18, who has not previously participated in this competition; business should be education orientedUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Arch Grants Global Startup Competiton 4/1/20224/30/2022Mid July 2022Competition$50,000 non-dilutive grant (only available if you headquarter your business in St. Louis for at least 1 year) $10,000 in relocation funds availableFounders with idea-stage to pre-Series A companiesStartup competitionSt. Louis, MO for finalists
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Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture CompetitionCompetitionTop 3 teams - $5,000/team; all other finalist teams receive $500Current Iowa college and university studentsBusiness plan competitionIowa State University, Ames, IA
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Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture CompetitionMarch 16, 20225/16/20228/26/2022Competition1st place - $40,000, 2nd place - $25,000, 3rd place - $15,000; additional cash prizes availableBusiness must be located in Iowa; business must be less than 4 years old, or not yet cash flow positiveBusiness plan competitionIowa State University, Ames, IA
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Simio Student Competition3/1/20225/9/20225/9/2022Competition1st place - $2,500, 2nd place - $1,500, 3rd place - $1000, 4th place - $500Teams of 1-4 students(team size limit 2 if any grad students)Simulation CompetitionVirtual
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Collegiate Inventors Competition3/1/20226/7/2022June 7, 2022Competitionstudents currently enrolled in US universitites, teams or individuals; cannot have had patent for more than a year; university adviser required; 1-4 member teamsInvention competitionWashington D.C., competition will pay for travel and housing for finalists
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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards5/16/20226/30/20222023Competition1st place - $100,000, 2nd place - $60,000, 3rd place - $30,000For profit businesses, needs to have been in operation on or before June 2021; female owned and operated
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Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition 6/1/20223/1/2023CompetitionVarious sponsored prizes of up to $100,000Full time students, or alumni/dropouts who attended classes within last 4 years, presentations must be in EnglishBusiness plan competition; Reimagine smart, sustainable, and resilient citiesVirtual until final 50 teams, then in Singapore
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SDSU - CUIBE International Business Case Compatition
3/1/202210/13-10/15/2022Competition1st place: $2,000; 2nd place $1,000; 3rd place $600; 4th place $400UG juniors/seniors majoring in International Business, 4 person teams, advisor requiredBusiness case competitionSan Diego State University
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CEO Global Pitch CompetitionMarch 1, 2022September 12, 2022October 30, 2022Competition1st place: $8,000; 2nd place $6,000; 3rd place $4,000; 4th place $2,000; People's Choice $600Currently enrolled student founder(cofounder may be involved); must have business with revenues or have a feasible business idea4 week program through an online startup pitch deck; Pitch competitionChicago for finals
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Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Conpetition 4/1/20229/15/202212/10/2022Anyone aged 13-29, must submit entry in English
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Tech Prize Pitch Competition6/1/2022August 1, 2022September 17, 2022Competition1st place - $5,000, 2nd place - $2,500, 3rd place - $1,000Smart City, Industry, or Open categories, mentorship through program requiredKenosha, WI
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Entry Deadline for Current Year Competition Passedor
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Dates for Current/Upcoming Competition Not OutOPEN DATEDEADLINEEVENT DATETYPEPrize MoneyWho Can ParticipateCategory/FocusEvent Location
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Hello TomorrowCheck in March for opening date for 2022June 2022December 2022CompetitionOpen to all over 18; Tech StartupsBusiness plan competition
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Ivey MBA Business Plan CompetitionCheck in June for opening date for 2022Mid - November 2021Late January 2022Competition1st place $15,000, 2nd & 3rd place undetermined cash prizesCurrently enrolled grad studentsBusiness plan competitionOntario, Canada
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Ivey HBA Business Plan CompetitionCheck in June for opening date for 2022Mid - November 2021Late January 2022Competition1st place $15,000, 2nd & 3rd place undetermined cash prizesCurrently enrolled undergrad studentsBusiness plan competitionOntario, Canada
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International StudVent Startup Stories ContestCheck in June for opening date for 202211/1/202112/1/2021Contest$500Currently enrolled studentsStorytelling of entreprenuership experienceVritual
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Baylor Business New Venture CompetitionCheck in June for opening date for 202211/1/20213/24/2022-3/26/2022Competition1st place - $50,000, 2nd place - $25,000, 3rd place - $10,0002-4 person teams required, current student or graduated May 2020 or afterBusiness plan/Elavator pitch competitionWaco, TX
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WomanUp & PitchCheck in June for opening date for 202211/10/20213/3/2022Competition1st place: $10,000; 2nd place $5,000; 3rd place $2,500Business must be at least 51% woman ownedPitch competitionMichigan
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Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition (QEC)Check in June for opening date for 202210/22/2021January 13 - 15, 2022Competition1st place: $25,000; Three 2nd place winners $5,000Currently enrolled UG students (team can include older individuals, but they cannot pitch)Pitch competitionToronto for final 15 teams
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Fall Startup Pitch CompetitionCheck in June for opening date for 20229/30/2021Competition1st place - $500, 1st runner-up - $250, 2nd runner-up - $250, audience choice - $50ISU studentsElevator pitch competitionIowa State University, Ames, IA
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ISU Innovation PrizeCheck in June for opening date for 2022CompetitionWinning team in each category (3) will receive $1,500All Iowa residentsPitch competitionIowa State University, Ames, IA
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SEAL Awards (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership)Check in June for opening date for 2022Late October 2022December 2022CompetitionEntry fees of $300-500Business plan competition
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U.Pitch Collegiate Pitch CompetitionCheck in June for opening date for 202211/1/2022Competition$10,000 prize poolCurrently enrolled college student, or have gradutated in last 6 monthsElevator pitch competitionVirtual
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World Changing IdeasCheck in August for 2022 opening date12/10/2021CompetitionVarious cash prizes of undetermined amountsEntries must have been launched or seen a significant product update in 2021; Student category availableBusiness Plan CompetitionVirtual - Winners will be announced in a future edition of Fast Company
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Global Student Entrepreneur AwardsCheck in August for 2022 opening dateHouston - 12/31/21 Minnesota - 1/10/22Houston - 1/17/22 Minnesota - 1/27/22Competition1st place - $25,000, 2nd place - $10,000, 3rd place - $5,000currently enrolled UG or grad student; business must have been in operation 6+ months w/ at least $500 revenue generated or $1,000 in investments; age cap of 30Pitch competitionHouston - 1/17/22 Minnesota - 1/27/22 Global finals location & date TBA
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Global Automotive Mobility Innovation ChallengeCheck in September for 2023 opening date1/2/20221/10/2022 (quarterfinals); 2/24/2022 (semifinals); 4/4/2022 (finals)Competitionindustry-specific training, and targeted strategic partner and customer introductions, as well as a continuum of commercialization assistance –more than $300,000 each yearOpen to all; funding/revenue caps applyStartup competition - focus on automotive and molibility applicationsQuarterfinals - virtual Semifinals - virtual & in-person (Southfield, MI) Finals - in person (Detroit, MI)
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WashU Olin's BIG IdeaBounceCheck in September for 2023 opening date1/7/20223/23/2022Competition1st place - $50,000Current undergrad or grad studentsPitch competitionVirtual until final 3 teams present in St. Louis, MO
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Tulane Business Model CompetitionCheck in September for 2023 opening date1/18/20223/21/2022Competition1st place - $75,000, 2nd place - $30,000, 3rd place - $20,0001-5 member teams, must be currently enrolled students; faculty mentor requiredBusiness model competitionSemi finals in New Orleans, LA
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Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Graduate Edition (Graduate Students Only)Check in September for 2023 opening date1/19/20223/11/2022-3/12/2022CompetitionBusiness plan competiton: 1st place - $20,000, 2nd place - $10,000, 3rd place - $5,000, 4th place - $2,500; Elevator Pitch competition: 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place - $1,000, 3rd place - $750 (prizes in Canadian $s)Teams of 1-5 currently enrolled grad students, can be a minority of undergrads on the team; faculty adivsor recommendedBusiness plan competition and elevator pitch competitionWinnipeg, Canada
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Stu Clark New Venture Championships: Undergraduate Edition (Undergraduate Students Only)Check in September for 2023 opening date1/26/20223/10/2022 - 3/11/2022CompetitionBusiness plan competiton: 1st place - $10,000, 2nd place - $5,000, 3rd place - $2,500, 4th place - $1,000; Elevator Pitch competition: 1st place - $1,000, 2nd place - $750, 3rd place - $500 (prizes in Canadian $s)Teams of 1-5 currently enrolled undergrad students, can be a minority of grads on the team; faculty adivsor recommendedBusiness plan competition and elevator pitch competitionWinnipeg, Canada
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Rice Business Plan CompetitionCheck in September for 2023 opening date1/31/20224/7/2022-4/9/2022CompetitionVarious sponsored prizes of up to $350,000Team has at least 2 current students, 1 must be degree seeking grad student; isstudent-driven, student-created, or student-managed; is seeking funding or capitalStartup pitch competitionHouston, TX
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TCU Ventures PrizeCheck in September for 2023 opening date2/1/20224/1/2022-4/2/2022Competition1st place - $40,000, 2nd place - $25,000, 3rd place - $15,000, Honorable Mentions(5) - $2,500 eachCurrently enrolled UG students (can have grad students on team, but they can't pitch), Must have at least 2 members; university sponsor requiredPitch competitionSemi finals (42 teams) in Fort Worth, TX (lodging & some travel covered)
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Draper Competition for Collegiate Women EntrepreneursCheck in October for 2023 opening date2/4/20224/7/2022-4/9/2022CompetitionCash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $2,500Non-profit ventures; team must include at least 1 member who is an UG woman; all team members must be current students; faculty advisor requiredBusiness model competitionFinals in person at Northampton MA
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New Venture Championship (NVC)Check in October for 2023 opening date2/7/20224/29/2022-4/30/2022Competition$50,000 is divided between all the winning teams, an undetermined portion is granted to each teamcurrently enrolled students teams w/ 2-5 members w/ at least 1 grad student; faculty advisor requiredBusiness plan competitionPortland, OR
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Cisco Global Problem Solver ChallengeCheck in October for 2023 opening date2/11/2022semi finalists announced on 4/26/2021; finalists announced on 7/5/2022; winners announced on 8/23/2022CompetitionGrand prize - $250,000, 1st runner-up - $75,000, 2nd runner-up - $50,000, People's choice - $10,000, Cisco employees' choice - $15,000 Individuals or teams of up to 5, or legal busines entitiesFocus of digital technology with a positive impact on society or the environmentVirtual
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ISU College-by-College Pitch OffCheck in October for 2023 opening dateFirst 25 students per collegeFebruaryCompetitionInitial rounds: 1st place(2) - $500, runner-up(2) $250; Finale: 1st place(2) - $5,000, 2nd place(2) - $1,000, category of New and Exisiting business/idea in each prize bracketISU students who are enrolled in one of the Colleges that participates, there is an initial contest for each college, and 2 participants from each college move to the finals; Human Sciences, Vet Med, LAS, CLAS, Design, Engineering, BusinessElevator pitch competitionIowa State University, Ames, IA
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Heartland ChallengeCheck in October for 2023 opening date2/11/20224/14/2022 - 4/16/2022Competition 1st place - $50,000, 2nd place - $25,000, 3rd place - $10,000, 4th place - $5,000grad student teams(minorty of team can be UG students); focused on student-created, managed and owned venturePitch competitionSemi-finals/finals held in NW Arkansas
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TiE Global Pitch CompetitionCheck in October for 2023 opening date2/15/2022CompetitionCash prizes of $100,000 distributed among all winners.Students, or entrepreneurs who have graduated from college in the past 2 academic yearsPitch competitionTampa, FL
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Athene Black & Brown Business Summit Pitch CompetitionCheck in October for 2023 opening date3/1/2022Competition$40,000 in cash prizes across all winnersBusiness must be 51%+ minortiy owned, established business(been operational for 2 + years), for profit businesses
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Carnegie Mellon University Venture ChallengeCheck in October for 2023 opening date3/7/20224/2/2022Competition1st place $6,000; 2nd place $4,000; 3rd place $2,500; Finalists 4-12 $500; +various amounts for leagal services, AWS credits and Freshworks creditsOpen to all, group or individualBusiness Plan CompetitionVirtual
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TechConnect Innovation ChallengeCheck in October for 2023 opening date3/11/20226/13-14Competition
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e-FestCheck in October for 2023 opening date3/13/20224/28/2022Competition$75,000 is divided between all the winning teams, an undetermined portion is granted to each teamCurrent UG student at 4 year university, 2-5 person teams, must have a university advisorPitch competitionMinneapolis, MN for finalists (travel/lodging paid by competition)
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Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference Pitch ContestCheck in October for 2023 opening date3/18/20224/2/2022Competition1st place - $500, 2nd place - $250, 3rd place - $100Open to allElevator pitch competitionVirtual
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Regnier Venture Creation Challenge4/29/2022Competition1st place - $15,000, 2nd place - $10,000, 3rd place - $5,000
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Lemelson MIT Student PrizeNo longer offeringCompetition
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McGinnis Venture Competition11/1/20211/19/20213/22/2022CompetitionFor Grad students: 1st place - $25,000, 2nd place - $15,000, 3rd place - $10,000 For UG students: 1st place - $4,000, 2nd place $2,500current Carnegie Mellon student must be the CEO, CTO, or COO of venturePitch competitionVirtual
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VentureCat 20223/29/20224/8/20225/252/2022Competition1st place - $150,000, 2nd place - $50,000, 3rd place - $25,000Team has to have at least 1 currently enrolled Northwestern studentEvanston, IL
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