StartupTree Global Competition
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GLOBAL COMPETITION

on fastest growing network for university entrepreneurship students and alumni

 

  • top 10 ventures will advance to the VC judging round and receive expert mentorship

  • winner will receive $1,000 cash prize + $5,000 in-kind tech development

    services and automatically qualify for the $10,000 finale

 
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Upcoming Mentor Highlight

VC judges and expert mentors

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WHAT YOU WIN

 
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all finalists:

3 VC judges’ written feedback on your venture

finalist with most follows:

30 minutes mentorship with StartupTree founder

2019 consideration for StartupTree 25 Under 25

1 venture feature sent to hundreds of campuses

overall winner:

$1,000 cash + $5,000 technology development

2019 consideration for StartupTree 25 Under 25

1 video feature in StartupTree Founder Series

30 minutes mentorship with Scott Belsky

30 minutes virtual office hours with VC

$10,000 Finale automatic entry

 
 

HOW TO WIN

 
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5 easy steps to participate

STEP 1 USER PROFILE. Create or log into your StartupTree account. 

Fully complete your profile so the judges and community can learn more about you.

STEP 2 VENTURE PROFILE. Add your venture to your school’s platform (e.g. rowan.staruptree.co). Make sure to include at minimum:

  • 3-4 sentences venture description (add to Description Field)

  • 1-2 sentences venture's impact potential (add to Description Field)

  • All team members (if any) and their roles

  • Stage of Venture and Funding

STEP 3 VIDEO. Upload a 1-minute video to YouTube (unlisted but public). Include the following:

  • Elevator pitch introducing yourself and your venture

  • How you would use the cash prize and in-kind tech services

Embed the video to your StartupTree venture profile on your school’s platform. Instructions on how to embed a video here.

STEP 4 APPLICATION. Submit the (very) short application here. The Venture Profile and Video you have already completed will be primarily used for judging.

STEP 5 GAIN FOLLOWS. Tell your friends and family to follow your venture on StartupTree!

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The winner will receive $1,000 cash prize + $5,000 development services

and automatically advance to the $10,000 Finale.

Timeline

A) Submit Application: on Friday, November 16th 11:59PM ET, application closes and all applicants may start sharing to gain follows. 
- All ventures that have submitted an application will move onto the Follows Round.

B) Get Follows: on Friday, November 23rd 11:59PM ET, # of follows collected over the one-week period will be counted.
- Follows gained post-deadline will not be counted. 
- Top 10 ventures based on # of follows will move onto the Judging Round.

C) Judging Round: on Friday, November 30th 11:59PM ET, winner selected by distinguished judges will be announced via the Global StartupTree Discussions board.

 
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Judging is transparent and simple. 

Expert VC judges will look at the following on your StartupTree venture profile to determine the winner:

  • 40% Elevator Pitch Video embedded on your venture's profile on your school’s platform

  • 40% Impact Potential of your venture which should be included in your venture profile description

  • 20% Presentation of venture profile based on completeness, content, & overall presentation/design

What are you waiting for?

Apply Now

 

CREATE PROFILE & VIDEO

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GET FOLLOWS

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WIN $1,000 + $5,000 TECH DEV

VC FEEDBACK & EXPERT MENTORSHIP

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