Innovate!2010 Competition Application
Apply to be named to the Innovate!100 for a share of over $1 million in cash and prizes.
Here's how it works.
Step 1: Startups apply online to receive:
- 2 tickets to attend one of the Innovate!2010 Pitch Slams (worth over $100 USD)
- The chance to be chosen to pitch at a local Pitch Slam to win a place on the Innovate!100 list
- Eligibility to win a share of sponsored prizes valued at over $1 million USD
The $75 application fee - approximately €54 - will not be charged until you complete the form.
Guidewire Group's analysts will evaluate all applications and invite several semi-finalists to pitch at a local Pitch Slam. Please provide clear, concise answers and clearly communicate the milestones you have achieved in the last year.
Step 2: Local Pitch Slams take place
Startups invited to pitch at the Innovate! Pitch Slams will each deliver a five-minute pitch to an audience and panel of judges. Each company will be evaluated by our team of expert judges and provided with a G/Score.
Semi-finalists who are not able to attend their Pitch Slam will be invited to participate in a Web-based pitch session.
Step 3: Promotion of the Innovate!100
Pitch videos for all of the Innovate!100 semi-finalists will be used to promote pitching companies to local journalists and a network of over 5,000 news sites and via the Innovate! Connections Program. Startups with the top G/Scores will be named to the Innovate!100 list for 2010 and the Innovate! Challenges prizes will be awarded.
Pitch Slam Schedule
The upcoming dates for Pitch Slams in Europe are as follows:
- 28 May - Milan, Italy
- 1 June - Stockholwm, Sweden
- 2 June - Tallin, Estonia
Pitch Slam dates for the United States will announced soon.
The deadline to apply for the Pitch Slams is 10 calendar days prior to the Pitch Slam you would like to be considered for; e.g. the deadline for the Tallin Pitch Slam is May 22.
The Innovate!2010 Program is produced by Guidewire Group with the generous support of a prestigious group of market-leading companies including Alcatel-Lucent, Best Buy, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Difference Engine, EMC, HP, HSBC, IBM, LaPoste, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola, O2 Litmus, Oracle, PayPal, PWC, RIM, SAP, Silicon Valley Bank, SWIFT, Symphony Corporation and Verizon, dozens of early-stage investors, and marquee media partners. For more information about eligibility or the overall Innovate!2010 program, please visit the Program website.
- Applications may only be submitted in English. Our analysts will contact you if we require any clarification.
- The application form on the next page will indicate which of your information will be used to promote your participation in the program and which information will be kept private and used for the purpose of evaluating your company only.
- If you have any questions before you apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2005, Guidewire Group is a global startup analyst firm providing assessment, benchmarking, mentorship, and connections to improve the performance and sustainability of startup businesses. With over 25 years’ experience working one-on-one with technology companies of all sizes, Guidewire Group provides to startups, their supporters, and those who do business with them the tools, data, networks and programs they need to discover, monitor, benchmark, compare, and promote early-stage companies. Our flagship products, G/Score, Studio G, and Innovate! monitor and foster the state of technology startups around the world. For more information about our programs and services visit us at www.guidewiregroup.com.