Want to be part of the Startup Grind Pitch Competition?

group of students on a competition stage
Students at a previous Startup Grind competition

Ready to pitch your business and win funding in the New Year for your big idea?  You might be eligible for the Annual LaunchPad Pitch Competition @ Startup Grind Virtual Global Conference.  The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars network is hosting a competition, where student startups from across the network can pitch for a chance at over $50,000 in non-dilutive grant funding. Past winners include Michael Broughton of Perch Credit, who went on to join the Y-combinator portfolio, and Syracuse University’s own Josh Aviv of SparkCharge, who then went through Techstars and other accelerators and recently secured $1 million on Shark Tank. 

The 2021 LaunchPad Student Pitch Competition will be held virtually alongside Startup Grind’s Global Conference in February. Up to 30 semifinalists will compete in the weeks leading up to the event for a chance at securing one of the five slots to pitch live in front of industry-leading judges and a global virtual audience.   You have to be nominated by the Syracuse LaunchPad for this. The deadline is coming up fast, so let us know if you’re in.

Think you’re ready? Schedule a 1:1 meeting with Linda Dickerson-Hartsock or Nick Barba to find out.