Sponsorship Prizes

Finals Awards

$50,000 | McCloskey New Venture Competition Grand Prize

$5,000 | Sutherland Family Award for Best Presentation

Semifinalist Awards

$10,000 | Lavrock Ventures Prize for Best Graduate Venture

$10,000 | Equicorp Partners Prize for Best Undergraduate Venture

$10,000 | Schurz Communications Innovation Award

$10,000 | Schurz Communications Best Female-Led Venture Award

$10,000 | C Prize For the Best Climate, Conservation & Clean Energy Venture

$5,000 | Wray/O'Brien Award for Best Minority-Led Venture

$3,000 | First Bank Banking Award

$1,500 | Palo Alto Software Prize for Best Graduate Pitch Deck

$1,500 | Palo Alto Software Prize for Best Undergraduate Pitch Deck

Pitch-for-Investment Opportunities

$25,000-$250,000 | Pitch to IrishAngels Investing Group

$20,000 | Pitch to Elevate Ventures’ High Potential Startup Board

$100,000 | Pitch to Angeles Investors (Top Hispanic Founder/Co-Founder)

In-Kind Services

$50,000 | Plug & Play Startup Camp (awarded up to three teams)

$44,850 | TrademarkED Access to Online Platform

$10,000 | RSM US accounting, tax, and/or consultative services

$10,000 | Patent Hacks Access to Online Platform

$2,000 | First State Banking Services

Community Awards

$5,000 | Start-Up South Bend Elkhart Best Community Venture and Opportunities to Pitch for Startup South Bend - Elkhart Proof of Concept Funds and Elevate Ventures Community Ideation Fund

Startup Showcase Awards

$1,500 | Vogel Family Startup Showcase Best Presentations

High School Awards

$5,000 | Garatoni Family Award

$500 | TeachMe3D Best Female-Led High School Team

For upcoming sponsorship opportunities, contact Patti Reinhardt.