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!

New York StartUP! 2022 Business Plan Competition

Application Start: Now
Deadline: TBC
Prize: Several prizes
Criteria: The business proposed in the NY StartUP! 2022 entry form must operate in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island

The 12th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs. Entrants can gain practical insights about starting and growing a business while using the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center

JACOBS Startup Pitch Deck Competition 2022

Application Start: First Application Round - 1st November 1, 2021. Second Application Round - January 16, 2022.
Deadline: First Application Round - December 12th, 2021. Second Application Round - January 16th, 2022.
Prize: Several prizes

Contest your idea, benefit from the expertise of successful entrepreneurs through our one-to-one mentorship process, and win thousands of euros to kick-start your venture!

Arctic15 x Tampere

Application start: Open now
Deadline: February 1, 2022.

At the brand new Nokia Arena, as part of DigITre and Tampere Smart City Week Conference & Expo, Arctic15 x Tampere will bring in the startup program inside the big expo for one day on February 2nd. Startups will have an opportunity to get a pitching slot, and also to get a demo booth for a discounted price

Next Founders 2022

Application start: February 8, 2022
Deadline: TBC
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.

South Summit 2022 Startup Competition

Application start: Now
Deadline: February 28, 2022
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.

Big50-2022 Startup Competition

Application start: Now
Deadline: August 31, 2022 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.

The LVMH Innovation Award 2022

Application Start: Open now
Deadline: TBA
Prize: Media coverage and onsite visibility (VivaTech 2021)

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.

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: Now
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: 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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