Apply now to compete in one of the largest and most prominent startup competitions in the country. Click here for terms.

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WIN $250,000

INVESTMENT

Do you have a great idea or startup that could use $250,000 and the bragging rights that come from winning the Silicon Slopes Startup Competition? Now might be your chance. Are you working on a skunkworks project that with some polish could change the world? Now might be your chance.

The finale will take place on Jan. 31st at Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2019. Finalists can expect exposure to the thousands of Summit attendees as well as undivided attention from a panel of judges who have been through the fire and can empathize with the grind. That doesn’t mean they’ll hold any punches; just that you’ll hear an original perspective, whatever the stage of your startup. The winner will receive a $250K investment from Peak Ventures and forever a place in Silicon Slopes history!

Application deadline: Dec 21, 2018

STARTUP 

COMPETITION

SID KROMMENHOEK

Peak Ventures, Managing Director

RUZWANA BASHIR

Peek, CEO

JOSH JAMES

Domo, CEO

ERIC REA

Podium, CEO

THE FINALE

JUDGES

COMPETITION DETAILS

QUALIFIED APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Raised less than $1,000,000 in venture funding

APPLICATIONS

  • Must be submitted via the online form provided on this page

  • Application deadline: Dec. 21, 2018 at 11:59pm

SCREENINGS

  • Local investors will screen each applicant and determine whether they qualify and if they should go to the Preliminary Rounds

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (January 2019)

  • Preliminary rounds happen in January as stand-alone events at Silicon Slopes HQ

  • Open to the public

  • Preliminary round judges consist of members of the Peak Ventures team and CEOs selected by the firm

  • There will be four preliminary round events in January. Each event will feature eight startups selected during the screening process. A total of 32 startups will make it to the preliminary round

FINALE (January 31ST @SSTS19)

  • 4 minute presentation

  • 5 minute Q&A

  • Judges to be announced prior to the event

  • 8 startups selected by the preliminary round judges will make it to the finale

PRIZE

  • Winner-Take-All

  • $250,000 | Y-Combinator SAFE With 10% Discount | No Cap

  • More details:

    • SAFE stands for Simple Agreement for Future Equity: it is not debt, and therefore it does not carry the burdens of debt. At the same time, it is not straight equity, but a promise to issue equity in the future connected to a specific event (a future round of financing, in this case)

    • “No Cap” means that no matter what the price of the next round is, that is the price where the Future Equity will convert

    • 10% discount is the rate at which such conversion will occur

    • Click here for terms and more details

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