In addition to the $20,000 cash prize, winning companies will receive in-kind support
Top Reasons to Apply to the Space Coast Pitch Challenge:
■ Opportunity to take home the $20,000 Grand Prize Exposure to some of the major funding institutions in the Southeast including, Florida Funders, DeepWork Capital, and New World Angels
■ Access to vetted resources for legal support, marketing, board structure, financial modeling, hiring and building a team and more
■ Chance to be part of a community of tech-focused founders who have raised over 60 million in capital and earned over 20 million in revenue last year
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Groundswell Startups, in partnership with the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Cypress Bank & Trust and TSS Solutions, will present the $20,000 Space Coast Pitch Challenge. The deadline to apply for the challenge is January 20, and you can apply HERE.
Since 2016, Groundswell Startups has helped over 35 companies gain access to over 60 million dollars in outside capital investment.
Ranging from early-stage seed rounds to Series A, our ecosystem is well-equipped to help startups scale, gain access to capital, and make connections to the resources, mentors, and markets they need to take another step forward in their journey.
“The strength of Florida’s Space Coast has always been its brainpower, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit,” said EDC President and CEO Lynda L. Weatherman.
“A goal of the EDC is to find new ways to leverage that strength for the betterment of our community, which is why we are excited to partner with Groundswell Startups on the Space Coast Pitch Challenge to discover new sources of talent and ideas.”
In addition to the cash prize, companies will receive in-kind support from Groundswell Mentors and Partners including legal support, accounting and finance, strategic guidance, and more. Finalists will have the opportunity to pitch in front of angel investors and venture capital firms from across the Southeast.
Space Coast Pitch Challenge organizers said they are looking for dedicated founders who want to disrupt industries, challenge the status quo, and bring innovative solutions to the market – and do it all from the Space Coast.
■ Based or have a substantial presence Brevard County
■ Pre-revenue companies are encouraged to apply
■ Have a capable, and coachable team (or are looking to build out that team) and are seeking mentoring/coaching and in-kind tools, investments, and advisors to scale
■ Submit a pitch deck or a presentation
■ 2022-2024 Revenue Goals
Space Coast Pitch Challenge is seeking startups who are:
■ Looking to create disruption in a large and fast growing market
■ Are using innovative technology/and/or tech enabled services solutions
■ Have a large addressable market opportunity
■ Traction with potential customers and partners
■ Working to create business and financial plan