Startup Competition Guide


Your startup competition guide - what's ending soon

The deadlines for these VatorX competitions are coming soon!

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
April 21, 2017
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Startup competitions are a great resource, not only for those looking for startups, but for startups themselves.

Vator has been holding its own competitions, using VatorX, a repository of hundreds of startup competitions and challenges around the world to find and filter for the best startups.

Our list is being updated constantly with new competitions, as deadlines pass. Here are some of the ones that are going to expire soon, so enter while you still can!

Deadline - April 30

Location - Tel Aviv

Categories - cloud computing, data

Each startup is unique, and this program is tailor-made to get them up and running in a short period of time. Program elements include:

  • Free credits on Oracle Cloud
  • World-class mentoring and advising
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Coworking space
  • Access to Oracle customers and partners
  • Access to investors

Deadline - April 25

Location - North America, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Portland, Boston, Burlington, Cedar Rapids

Categories - Women Angel investing bootcamp

Criteria - Woman and/or non-binary femme (we encourage​ ​anyone​ ​who identifies​ ​with womanhood–​cis, trans, third gender–to apply)

Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Pipeline Angels holds a signature bootcamp for new investors and a signature pitch summit for startups looking for funding. 200+ women have graduated from our angel investing bootcamp and have invested over US$2M in 30+ companies, with two exits in under five years, via our pitch summit process.

Deadline - May 01, 2017

Location -  Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis

Categories -  accelerator, startup, software, information technology, Web services, Software as a Service, E-commerce, hardware

gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Twice a year we invest up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during our 12-week program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through our network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.

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Deadline - May 14, 2017

Location  Ithaca

Categories - life sciences, research, biotechnology

Criteria - Incorporated companies, Seed / early stage of company development

The Center’s program focuses on accelerating research/development of its client companies’ technology/products, validating its client companies’ business plans, and strengthening its client companies’ management teams. The Center’s goal is to facilitate the forward progress of client companies to the point at which each will merit significant outside investment, and achieve self-sufficiency.

Deadline - April 23

Location - London

Categories - Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices, accelerator

"Startupbootcamp IoT | Connected Devices is a dedicated accelerator for startups working on a smart connected device within both Consumer IoT (wearables, assisted living, connected homes) and Industrial IoT (smart environment, smart factories and smart retail). We provide funding, mentorship, office space in London and access to a global network of corporate partners, mentors, investors and VCs, for up to 10 selected Internet of Things (IoT) startups across the globe in a three month program. During these three months, and beyond, our aim is to help startups secure further funding in their business from London’s thriving investment scene."


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