Startup Competition

Congratulations to Lily, 2017 Pitch Competition Winner.

You can download Lily on the App Store here. Support the winner!

* The deadline to apply has been extended to May 1 *

Earn your chance to pitch on stage in front of more than 1,000 people and launch your startup. Will you be voted “Best Startup” of the conference in 2017?


The application entry must be submitted through AngelList. Early applications receive extra consideration (due to time constraints), so don’t apply at the last minute. The drop-dead deadline is April 15.

If you do not have an AngelList profile yet, now is a great time to create one. You do not have to be currently looking for money to have an AngelList profile, any startup at any stage can create a profile.

The competition is open to startups that have raised less than $2M in funding and are less than 4 years old. There is a sweetspot in our heart for self-funded startups, so even if you are one solo entrepreneur in your garage, as long as you came up with something great, do apply!

To make sure you read those rules, the answer to the secret question is 11.

Apply to pitch on AngelList

The competition will be fierce. Of the 100+ applications, the best 8 will get to give their elevator pitch on stage in the morning. The top 3 pitches, as decided by the audience, will qualify for the afternoon VC panel, which will determine this year’s winner.

Previous Years Highlights

Ride sharing startup SPLT Wins 2016 Pitch Competition
Startup Conference 2016

Bolt Motorbikes‘s electric bike was the audience choice award in 2015

Bolt Motorbikes was the audience winner in 2015

Giroptic went on to raise $4.5M the following year
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Oneva won Best Startup in 2015 to help you find nannies and sitters

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