Sorry, Applications Closed 12/31/16
(1) Buy General Admission Ticket
(2) Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.