Samsung NEXT Presents: The Startup Competition Cohosted with Techstars & Staples

It’s time to put your start-up to the ultimate test!

Propelify 2017 is super excited for this year’s Startup Competition, presented by Samsung NEXT and cohosted with Techstars & Staples.

This is an awesome, awesome opportunity to instantly get your startup in front of thousands of people, win great prizes to help you grow faster, and be featured in Entrepreneur magazine!

Seriously, you need to get involved in this year’s Startup Competition…

…so why am I still hyping this up?! Let’s get to the details!

How Do I Enter the Startup Competition?

You’ll want to head over here to apply.

The quicker, the better! We’ll accept applications until May 10, so be SURE to get yours in before then!
Helpful Tip: The judges are open to any and all innovative startup ideas, but you may find yourself in a better position if yours is within the following fields: VR, AR, IoT, and/or AI.

What Happens After I Enter?

If you are among the judges’ Top 10, you’ll be notified. On May 18, when Propelify 2017 takes flight, the Top 10 semi-finalists will meet with our panel of judges throughout the day to pitch their startups.

From there, our judges will narrow their choices down to the Final 4. And this is where things get sweeeeeet.

On stage, the 4 finalists pitch their startup for 5-10 minutes. After presenting, all 4 finalists will receive an immensely helpful live critique from a speaking coach.

From there, our judges determine a winner…

Remember the tech competition Pied Piper entered at the tail-end of the first season of Silicon Valley? It’s very similar to that–without getting tackled on-stage.

To the Victor Go the Spoils

All 4 finalists receive:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Gear VR headset
  • Samsung Gear 360 Ultra HD Action camera

The winner of the 2017 Startup Competition receives:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Gear VR headset
  • Samsung Gear 360 Ultra HD Action camera
  • $10,000 cash reward
  • $5,000 gift certificate to Staples
  • (Free workspace: Alley)
  • (Free workspace: WeWork)
  • A feature article in Entrepreneur magazine
    • Psstt…everybody in the Propelify 2017 audience receives a free digital subscription to Entrepreneur magazine…so your success will resonate far beyond Propelify!

Any Other Details I Should Know About?

Again, we’re only accepting applications until May 10. So if you’re interested in applying for the 2017 Propelify Startup Competition presented by Samsung and Staples and cohosted with Techstars, click here.

This is the golden opportunity for startups. If you think you have what it takes to “wow” our judges (we bet you do!) apply for your chance to win incredible prizes and outreach!

Good luck to all of our applicants for the 2017 Startup Competition. We’ll see you on stage!

Join us on May 18, 2017 in Hoboken, NJ at Propelify Innovation Festival,  where 8,000+ innovators from across the Northeast unite for a must-attend day of tech, investors, talks, exhibitors, VR, drones, and music. Register For Propelify Now.

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