We hope to see you at the Semifinal Event where our selected companies will pitch for their spot in the Elite 8!
Georgia Startups: GET IN THE GAME
Think your startup’s a beast? We're giving away $50,000 in cash to the baddest startup in Georgia and $350,000 in legal, marketing accounting and other professional services to the top 4 startups at Georgia's premier annual launchpad competition: Business Launch 2015.
HireIQ, Khush (acquired by Smule), Monsieur, Pindrop Security (investors include a16z) and ScoutMob are just some of the companies that made their debut at Business Launch.
Application Deadline: 5 PM, February 11, 2015.
The Business Launch Competition is presented in a tournament format with 3 levels: Preliminary, Semi-final and Final. This annual contest, in its 10th year, is brought to you by TAG in collaboration with Venture Atlanta and the Atlanta Metro Chamber.
All applicants attend and informally pitch the Selection Committee at the Meet ‘n’ Greet on Tuesday, February 17. Bring your game.
The Selection Committee will select the 18-24 to advance to Level 1 (Semifinal competition).
Selection is based on your application and quick pitch (1-2 minutes) at the Meet ‘n’ Greet.
Level 1 - Semifinal Competition
Level 1 startups will be assigned a pro to help you power-up your executive summary aka your application and your 3-minute pitch.
A pitch-off at the Semifinal competition on March 17, 2015 determines the 8 startups to advance to Level 2.
Level 2 - Final Competition
The 8 continue to work with their pros from among our Mentors to hone a 10-minute presentation in addition to the executive summary and 3-minute pitch.
The 8 do battle with their 3-min pitch in single-elimination tourney play on March 17 to determine the final 4.
That same day, the 4 vie for the $50,000 cash prize each with their 10-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A by the panel of judges.
Startups in the Information Technologies sector based in Georgia
Applicants must be legal residents of the State of Georgia
Startups may not have raised more than $500,000 in funding
$50,000 non-equity cash prize
Level up your pitch with pro help
Power-up with one-on-one mentoring from some of Atlanta’s top investors and startup founders
Raise your profile
$350,000 in non-cash prizes
You can’t win if you don’t play
Bonus: The winner will also automatically secure a sought-after slot to present at Venture Atlanta 2015.