CHallenge

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Innovate@Berkeley Pitch Challenge

Grab your friends and create your own startup for a chance to win up to $1000! Put your heads together, craft a pitch deck, and submit it. It's that easy. Once all of the applications are submitted, our team of judges will select the top 10 teams and those teams will have the opportunity to present live at the conference. After all 10 presentations, the judges will pick the top 3 teams to win a cash prize of $1000, $500, and $250.

Judges

John Doe

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon

John Doe

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon

John Doe

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon

John Doe

Chief Executive Officer
Amazon
The challenge is free to enter
Teams can consist of 1 - 5 people
Teams that compete must be willing to travel to UC Berkeley on Dec 4 if they proceed to finals
The pitch deck should be between 10-15 slides
Every person can only be a part of one team
UC Berkeley students must register with their berkeley emails
All people enrolled in the challenge are automatically enrolled for the conference
Equal shares of the prize money will be paid individually to all members of the team
Only startups that have raised less than $1 million are eligible
Teams must disclose any funding already received at the time of registration
Teams must not have accepted any equity funding (e.g., venture capital (VC), Angel, or other dilutive funding) for the idea being presented. In other words, the team cannot have sold equity to anyone outside the team – including non-managing founders. This includes convertible notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity (“SAFEs”)
Teams must not have accepted non-equity external funding in excess of $100,000. Non-equity funding includes prizes, grants, donations from friends and family, and bank loans