Deadline - August 21, 2018

The First Cut Startup Challenge finds New Zealand’s next great young founder and puts them on the country’s biggest investment stage.

First place will receive the opportunity of a lifetime for a young startup: taking the stage at the ICE Angels Annual Showcase in September – NZ’s largest investment evening – to pitch in front of over 400 investors. Spots are highly competitive and last year the 12 companies there raised over $6 million. To prepare you, the winner will also receive extensive support and pitch training from the First Cut team as well as connections to investors and mentors from NZ’s largest angel investor and entrepreneur network.

Criteria: Entrants must be under 30 years old.