Rally IN-Prize Competition: $5M pitch competition open for startups and tech innovators in software, Ag & Food, Healthcare, Sports and HardTech
The Rally IN-Prize Competition, one of the largest pitching competitions in the country, is open for entries at rallyinnovation.com. The Competition is now calling on entrepreneurs across five industries: Software, Ag & Food, Healthcare, SportsTech, and HardTech, to participate in one of the largest pitching competitions in the country.
For five cash investment prizes of up to $1 million each, Rally is now accepting competition entries until May 19 at rallyinnovation.com. Elevate Ventures CEO Toph Day is gathering a creative collision of stakeholders for Rally Innovation, a global cross-sector conference in August. Toph sees the Midwest as the next great tech hub. What’s more, he’s focused on connecting sectors that are currently too siloed.
The deadline to enter is May 19, with pitches taking place this August during Elevate Ventures’ inaugural Rally conference, the first cross-sector innovation conference of its kind.
A panel of expert judges will evaluate pitches and select the most promising startups. Each of the five recipients will receive a cash investment of up to $1 million.
“Entrepreneurship has become increasingly challenging as the pandemic and fluctuations in capital markets continue to have lasting effects. With competition fiercer than ever, new entrants in the market face an uphill battle,” said Elevate Ventures’ CEO Christopher Day.
“The Rally IN-Prize Competition gives startups an opportunity to showcase their innovations and receive the funding and resources they need to make a tangible impact. The response has been tremendous, with over 60 entries received in the first week.”
The judging panels will include investment and technology experts from across the country with decades of experience growing and building successful companies.
Areas of focus for the pitch competition include:
- Software – Web 3.0, blockchain, AI and cybersecurity innovations rethinking approaches to solve B2B, B2C, and ecosystem challenges.
- Ag & Food – Innovations in food, animal health, plant science and agriculture designed to create an efficient, sustainable food system.
- Healthcare – Services, digital therapeutics, devices and diagnostics enabling a better quality of life or reducing the cost of care.
- SportsTech – Esports, training and technology providing improved safety, engagement and experiences for teams, athletes, and fans.
- HardTech – Innovations in manufacturing, industry 4.0 and cleantech for producing goods, advanced materials and new processes.
To enter the Rally IN-Prize Competition, review the rules and criteria, or learn more about the Rally innovation conference, please visit rallyinnovation.com/rally-in-prize-competition/.
Rally is the largest cross-sector innovation conference and is being hosted in Indianapolis from August 29-31, 2023. The conference focuses on bringing together disparate stakeholders across sectors to enable creative collisions. Conference highlights include 5,000 attendees, a $5M pitch competition, six innovation studio tracks, thought leaders from across the globe, over 200 speakers, and more.
Elevate Ventures is the #1 most active seed and early-stage investor in the Great Lakes region and is #24 in the United States. The firm assists high-growth startups and early-stage companies in expanding into high-performing companies. Elevate has invested over $156 million in more than 500 companies.