If you are reading this, thinking should I / shouldn’t I participate, then I want to challenge you, and flip it to say: why wouldn’t you?
The Innotribe Startup Challenge is free to enter, unlike other challenges. We don’t charge for companies to pitch, and it’s open to startups as well as more grown-up companies who are still under the radar. It’s dedicated to FinTech entrepreneurs, this means that the judges we recruit, the audience we attract are the people you needto reach as they know any idea coming out of Innotribe will be relevant to them.
So, what’s in it for me?
Feedback: during the selection process, your application form will be read by a team of judges, from investors, VC’s technologists and bankers, and they will give youfeedback on your pitch deck, how it can be improved, even if you don’t get selected. If one of the judges finds your idea interesting, they may choose to reach out to you and talk regardless of your ranking in the competition.
Exposure: if you make it through the selection process, you will be invited to one of our regional showcases, in London, Singapore or New York, to pitch your idea to a room of relevant people who will be assessing your presentation. Using the innotribe.com media channels, blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn, we will expose your ideas to our 20,000+ followers, before, during and after the showcase.
Since Innotribe launched in 2009, we have seen over $350 million in investment, purchase and acquisition transactions for the Startups that have participated in our programme.
Coaching: We don’t throw you into the showcase cold. We have a team of coaches who will help you refine your pitch, before the showcase, to really connect with the audience, and to challenge you on your idea, in order to help you deliver a high quality pitch, which will be available on our YouTube channel.
Win the regional showcase, and we will be inviting you to come to Sibos, the biggest financial services conference in the world, organized by SWIFT. Here you will be pitching against the winners of the other regional showcases, in the Grand Finale, with exposure to the 5000+ financial decision makers who come to Sibos on a yearly basis. The networking opportunities on their own should be reason enough to sign up.
Cash Prize: Last but not least, should an early stage startup make it through the regional showcase, and win the Grand Finale, they will be awarded a cash prize of $50,000.
The Innotribe Startup Challenge gives your business the exposure it needs to take it to the next level, provides you with access to key financial decision makers, offers feedback and coaching from our highly experienced set of industry experts, and for the startups among you a shot at a big cash prize, all this for no fee.
To paraphrase kennedy, ask not what you can do for innotribe, but ask what innotribe can do for you and your business!
Sign-up at innotribestartup.com before 23rd February and be part of our 2014 journey!