Best Startup Pitch Competitions in 2022

Best Startup Pitch Competitions in 2022

Looking for the best startup pitch competitions in 2022? Whether you’re a startup looking to compete or an investor looking to scout out high-potential startups, here's a living list of some of the best startup pitch competitions that'll help make 2022 YOUR year!

South Summit 2022 Startup Competition

Application start: Now
Deadline: February 28
Prize: Several prizes

South Summit Competition brings together some of the most innovative startups and provides them with the perfect opportunity to showcase and gain visibility for their project, get new clients, earn funding, or achieve strategic partnerships.

The LVMH Innovation Award 2022

Application Start: Open now
Deadline: March 4
Prize: Media coverage and onsite visibility (VivaTech)

The world leader in luxury, LVMH owes its performance to its entrepreneurial and visionary spirit – the one of his founder, Bernard Arnault – which is the key pillar to the Group’s long-lasting success. Each of its 75 Maisons is continuously fostering innovation, creativity and excellence. Since 2017, the LVMH Innovation Award puts the spotlight on the best global startups and has been a powerful provider of solutions to enhance the customer experience. This challenge establishes itself as a unique acceleration program for the startup ecosystem, by building successful collaborations between LVMH Maisons and any startup willing to explore new business models and technologies.

Podim’s startup competition

Application start: Now
Deadline: March 15
Prize: Several prizes

Be exposed to 100+ highly motivated investors, get the chance to have plenty of 1-on-1 meetings, discuss your ideas and plans with various industry leaders, C-level executives, mentors and get invaluable feedback. Podim’s startup competition is a great opportunity for your startup to grow.

Next Founders 2022

Application start: February 8
Deadline: March 17
Prize: Several prizes

Next Founders accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, access to capital, and unparalleled entrepreneurial education taught by world-class faculty.

Big50-2022 Startup Competition

Application start: Now
Deadline: August 31 for the preliminary questionnaire
Prize: Several prizes

It costs nothing to join the competition, but you will need to ace a series of challenges —including appealing to VCs, pitching irresistible stories, converting coverage to leads, and more — to become one of the 50 top startups to watch in 2022.

ALPHA Startup Global Competition Programme At RISE 2022

Application start: Now
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

High-potential early-stage startups from across the world will gather at RISE in March 2022. Get your emerging company in front of thousands of attendees, including global business leaders, experienced investors and some of the most influential people in tech.

Web Summit 2022 ALPHA Startup Programme 2022

Application start: Now
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

Web Summit puts your startup front and centre. Learn from the leading figures in tech, pitch your big idea to thousands of attendees, and connect with the people who can take you to the next level. These opportunities are only available to startups participating in our startup programme – ALPHA – at Web Summit.

The LG NOVA Global Challenge 2022

Application start: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

LG is looking for new technologies, concepts and business ideas that will push the envelope of a technologically advanced lifestyle for the good of people, communities and the planet.

Startup Competition Web Marketing Festival 2022

Application start: Fall 2022
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

It is widely acknowledged that Innovation and entrepreneurship are driving forces of economic growth and social development in today's modern society. Every year WMF organizes the largest Startup Competition in Italy: an initiative that aims to combine innovation and entrepreneurship, promoting one of the most important South European initiatives to support innovative ideas, development and business creation.

Get in the Ring - Global Startup Competition 2022

Application start: Now
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

Become part of the growing community of partners, hosts and innovators, spanning over 220 cities worldwide and put your startup ecosystem on the map as official Get in the Ring host.

Hatch Pitch 2022

Application start: Now
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Several prizes

Gain worldwide media exposure, potential clients, and access to investors. Your pitch will be live-streamed to their viewers around the globe & selected teams will get personalized pitch coaching and feedback from industry specialists.



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