Techweek Launch Championship
Apply NOW to compete in the official Techweek Launch Championship!
About Techweek Launch Championship
Techweek LAUNCH - The ultimate startup competition - pits entrepreneurs against one another for over $50K in cash and prizes!
The competition consists of regional finals acroTechweek LAUNCH - The ultimate startup competition - pits entrepreneurs against one another for over $50K in cash and prizes!
The competition consists of regional finals across the US, followed by a National final in Miami in December.
Regional LAUNCH finals take place during Techweek festivals across the US:
New York Completed!
Dallas Oct 31 – Nov 6
Los Angeles Nov 14 - 20
Regional prizes vary (and will be updated on www.Techweek.com/Launch), though all winners receive the chance to compete in Techweek’s National startup competition, to be held in Miami in December, as well as media coverage. The National Launch Championship winner will receive a $50k cash prize, as well as extensive media coverage and an interview on all Techweekly media.
The specific judging format varies by region (and more detail is to be found on www.Techweek.com/Launch) but will include a combination of:
- Exhibit pitching: Competitors set up booths and pitch to an audience of investors, potential employees, and other founders. Included in the crowd are anonymous judges, who will score applicants on their ability to pitch one on one.
- Stage pitching: A subset of competitors, as selected by the Exhibit Judges, will be invited on stage in one or two rounds of a formal pitch. The judging for this round will be perfomed by a live panel of 3-5 judges, and will include a brief Q+A. This live pitch round will determine the overall Regional champions!
Application process and selection:
To apply, please complete your company profile on F6S AND the LAUNCH Championship application. A single application can be made for multiple cities.
Application Deadlines (all occur at 11:59pm CST on the day listed below)
New York CLOSED
Dallas Oct 24 - EXTENDED!
Los Angeles Oct 31
Applications accepted into the Regional Finals will begin to receive confirmation emails the day after applications close. For applicants that are not based in the city in which they have applied, we will endeavor to notify you two weeks prior, though this will depend highly on applicant volumes and the quality of your application.
Successful applicants MUST reply to the confirmation email within 48 hrs to guarantee their spot in the finals.