Why Judge?

Network: Meet investors, startup talent, and potential customers among the thousands of attendees at the Techweek Launch Championship

Mentorship: Help push founders’ thinking about their business in a low-risk environment and maybe even wind up becoming a mentor to the next billion dollar tech startup

Personal brand: Build your personal brand and followership amongst a group of talented tech professionals from your region and from all over the country

Techweek: Receive a free ticket to the remainder of Techweek festivities for serving as a judge

Have Fun: Over 90% of our judges agree that Techweek is a great time and over 80% of judges are happy to have invested the time to serve as a judge and attend Techweek!

Who can serve as a judge?

We seek experienced investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals and professors to serve as judges.

What involvement is required for those who are judging?

Before: Please register here and watch out for logistics emails. We will also ask you to disclose any conflicts of interests that you may have with the companies that we assign you to evaluate so that we can adjust and ensure an equitable judging process for our startups

1st Round Judges: ~3 hours on the Thursday of Techweek to speak with, evaluate and provide feedback to startups

Semi-Finals Judges: ~2 hours on the Friday of Techweek to serve on a panel and ask questions of startups

What kind of companies are eligible to compete?

Tech: Incorporate technology in their business
Age: be less than 3 years old
Funding: Have less than $3M of funding
Revenue: Have less than $15M of revenue
Team: Have fewer than 15 full time employees

Sign up for the Launch Championship today!

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