Global Pitch Competition

Looking for the best B2B SaaS startup of 2018

Deadline: 21/09/2018

This year we are looking for the most promising SaaS startup to showcase on our main stage.

What you’ll win:

  • $25,000 cash prize
  • Global recognition on our main stage
  • A pack full of perks from SaaStock partners
  • PR Opportunities & extensive promotion

Be part of something bigger at SaaStock

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What it’s about

We are looking for the world’s best B2B SaaS Startups. Companies that are ready to grow and be part of SaaStock18 this October. We want to support the grassroots of software innovation by giving the right exposure to those with the most potential. It’s not only about a cash prize but being part of something bigger, a place where all participants will be able to amplify their message to the biggest global SaaS network. SaaStock firmly believes in supporting the ambition of every startup and providing them with an equal chance of succeeding.

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Who can apply

B2B SaaS startups with less than $1M ARR or less than $1M in investment offering a subscription-based product are welcome to apply. As the Startup Competition is part of a bigger initiative aiming to provide valuable support to upstarts. To be qualified, startups need to be participating in our Startup Program. We encourage all SaaS startups to apply because when we announce the shortlist, we will be able to offer a discount for them to join our conference and pitch in front of our audience. All applications will be considered.

Shortlist

24th September - Shortlist announced

Entry will close at 23:59 GMT on Friday 21st September. 18 companies will be shortlisted and notified on the 24th September. Semi-finalists will then post a 1-minute pitch on our competition page to get the votes that will support our judges’ decision. Stay tuned to see our shortlisted candidates.

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Startup Program Day: Workshop and Training

The Startup Program day will take place one day before the conference (15th October) at Zendesk’s new offices. This day gives our startups access to workshops, networking and pitch workshop to prepare them for the live semi-final.

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October 16th & 17th Live Semi-finals at SaaStock Startup Stage

The live semi-finals of the Pitch Competition will take place on our Startup Stage during SaaStock18. Our judges will decide who makes it to the final. This stage will be open to all conference attendees including media partners. The public will also get to vote for their favourite startup for a chance to win the public choice award.

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Live Final on Main Stage at SaaStock

Prepare for the biggest live final. Finalists will get to pitch their business to a live audience and our top judging panel. Our final judges will provide valuable feedback for each pitch before announcing the winner of 2018.

PITCH COMPETITION AND STARTUP PROGRAM PARTNERS

Our competition is powered by our Startup Program partners providing prizes and support for the program.

JUDGES


Amy Neale

Amy Neale

Vice President, Start Path
Mastercard Labs

David Grow

David Grow

President and COO
Lucidchart

Gene Murphy

Gene Murphy

E.I.R.
Bank of Ireland

Itay Rosenfeld

Itay Rosenfeld

CEO
Voxbone

John Thompson

John Thompson

Co-Founder
Commerce Decisions

Joyce Liu

Joyce Liu

Principal
Dawn Capital

Mark McLead

Mark McLead

Founder
SurePath Capital Partners

Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell

Co-Founder & CEO
Profitwell

Niamh Bushnell

Niamh Bushnell

CEO
Tech Ireland

Rob Scharf

Rob Scharf

COO
Crozdesk

Will Prendergast

Will Prendergast

Partner
Frontline Ventures

Ben Costantini

Ben Costantini

CEO and Co-Founder
Startup Sesame

Our Global Stage Awaits

Do you have what it takes to be the best SaaS Startup of 2018?

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