The third annual InventiveLabs Pitch Competition will offer $100,000 in investment funding for the first time. The gala award ceremony will take place May 23, 2019.
InventiveLabs encourages businesses beyond the conceptual stage with a team committed to the company’s vision. The company should have raised less than $500,000 in funding.
Applicants will be selected based on their business idea, team members’ skills and background, and the team’s ability to execute. As part of the selection process, InventiveLabs will also consider whether it can have an impact on the company’s success and growth.
Unlike prior years, company’s do not have to have a team member with a learning difference to qualify. InventiveLabs is looking for companies that believe in their mission that individuals with learning differences can be the game-changers for companies, and we are looking for businesses that can embrace the inclusion of this community into their workforce.
Selected teams are expected to participate in the bi-weekly InventiveLabs Investment Pitch Fundamental Accelerator. (Note: There is no cost to attend.)
The InventiveLabs Accelerator helps prepare applicants to compete for the $100,000 investment and provides opportunities for them to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs about how to pitch and get funding for their businesses.
Accelerator participants will also have weekly one-hour meetings with the mentors and guides from InventiveLabs. (Note: Sessions will be live-streamed so anyone in the country can attend.)
The application deadline is February 4, 2018.