Sorry, Applications Closed 12/31/16


(1) Buy General Admission Ticket

(2) Send email to saying "I have applied!" and we'll send you the Gust portal application link

(3) Apply via Gust by December 31, 2016

(4) Top 50 Semi-Finalist Exhibitors notified by January 30, 2017 

(5) Top 5 Participate in Fast Pitch at Closing General Session

(6) Total of $50,000 in cash and prizes

(7) Investor/VIP Attendees have access to all applicants' info in Gust


SUP-X™ is focused on the entrepreneur and The StartUp Expo is the centerpiece of SUP-X™. The StartUp Expo is both a competition and a physical and virtual opportunity for startup and early-stage entrepreneurs to exhibit to and meet the 1500+ investors and others in attendance.

Business plan information for StartUp Expo applicants will be available for review on-line by those SUP-X attendees who purchase the All Access VIP/Investor Pass.

A panel of judges will select the Top 50 StartUp Expo applicants by January 30, 2017, and these will comprise the semifinalist pool.  The semi-finalists will be given the opportunity to exhibit for free alongside corporate exhibitors and sponsors in the event’s nearly 25,000 square foot exhibit hall. Additionally, two representatives of each semi-finalist will be invited to our VIP reception on March 6th.  

During the first day of the conference on March 6th, a panel of investor judges will select the five finalists.  Immediately prior to the closing reception on Day Two of the conference, these five finalists will pitch to a panel of investors and experts before all attendees to compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.  The winner will receive $25,000 in cash and prizes, second place is $15,000 and third place is $10,000.  

Startup and early-stage entrepreneurs interested in competing in the StartUp Expo may apply via our Gust portal after purchasing a ticket to  SUP-X™ and upon subsequently receiving their registration code.  

Please note that the Startup Expo is limited to high potential growth companies whose 2016 revenues are less than $3mm and who have raised less than $3mm in capital.  Additionally, while all startups and early-stage companies are welcome to attend and participate in SUP-X™, the "StartUp Expo" itself does not include restaurant concepts, real estate deals or project/infrastructure finance.