The Top Startup Competitions in North America

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In our previous posts, we went through global competitions as well as European, MENA, Asian, African, and Latin ones. In this article, we will list the top startup competitions in North America.

TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is most well-known startup event in the world. It is organized 2 times every year in the United States. The first event is held in New York (May), while the second one in San Francisco (September). If your product is about to launch, then you can apply for its startup battlefield contest. Winner of this contest will get an equity-free cash prize of $50,000 in addition to a massive media exposure. For more information, have a look at their website.

New York StartUP!

If your business is in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island, then you may be eligible to apply. This event is organized by the New York Public Library to help early-stage entrepreneurs in New York. Winners will get a cash prize of $15,000 in addition to a world-class mentorship.  For more information, please check their website.

Arch Grants Global Startup Competition

If you can relocate your business to St. Louis city for at least one year, then this contest is the best for you. This contest is among the most reputable competitions in North America. To win it, your startup must be beyond the idea stage beside having an innovative and scalable product. Winners will get an equity-free cash prize of $50,000. Beside the prize, winner will receive lots of pro bono and discounted services in many business areas.  You can read more information about this contest in their website.

1ST50K Contest

The contest is for startups located in Cape Girardeau or willing to relocate there for at least one year. Winners will get an equity-free cash prize up to $50,000 in addition to many other pro bono services. For more information, have a look on their website.

MIT $100K

Both students and researchers from across MIT and Greater Boston can apply for this competition. All semi-finalists will get mentorship, media exposure, discounted services, and much more. The final winner will get a cash prize of $100,000. If you’re interested, have a look on their website.

 

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