Hottest Remote Work Startup Contest

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Hottest Remote Work Startup Contest

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$25K INVESTMENT PRIZE

A unique opportunity to change your business and accelerate your growth

Our goal at Running Remote is to advocate the best solutions for seamless remote work. Does your startup offer a unique tool to improve productivity in remote teams?

Apply for our Remote Work Startup Pitch competition and accelerate your growth!

The top four applications will be shortlisted to pitch live to our judging panel for the chance to win:​

A free consultation with a senior investment associate from Expert DOJO

A speaking slot at the Running Remote event in Q4 2021

Exposure to the Running Remote community of remote-first business founders

Applications close on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT).

*Prize will be awarded in exchange for equity shares in the startup.

Pitch Competition Is Supported By:

Investment Sponsor

EDGE196 is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in innovative & emerging technologies, business development and Global Startup ecosystems. Since its inception, EDGE196 has established itself as a global platform, which functions as a forum where intellect, technology, and hearts meet and collaborate.

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Event Partner

Expert DOJO is the most active international early-stage startup accelerator in Southern California. Since 2018, they have invested in over 100 startups to accelerate their growth.

Participation Guide

To participate in the pitch competition, your startup must be less than two years old and offer a remote work industry solution.

 

  1. Fill out the application form and tell us more about your startup.
  2. Four finalists will be shortlisted to appear at the live pitch competition at Running Remote Online on May 21, 2021.
  3. Finalists will receive coaching to prepare for the live pitch and will need to attend a pre-event technical rehearsal. They need to be available for speaking at 16.10-17.00 EDT.
  4. For the live pitch, finalists will have one minute to pitch followed by three minutes of Q&A with the judging panel.
  5. The winner will be announced live after the pitch process has concluded.
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Judging Panel

Past Winners

Atium helps you make time for the important, but not urgent, social moments essential to building strong remote culture.

CoScreen enables a unique multiplayer sharing and remote control experience for engineering teams and more.

Remote Startup Pitch​ Application Form

Contest​ Rules

Get onto this contest for your chance to receive these benefits —

  • A $25K investment prize from EDGE196
  • A free consultation with a senior investment associate from Expert DOJO
  • A speaking slot at the Running Remote event in Q4 2021
  • Exposure to the Running Remote community of remote-first business founders
  • A chance to be a guest on Running Remote remote business podcast
  • Promotion of your brand (logo) on Running Remote website
  • Be a talk of the remote work world by holding winner badge  — “The hottest Remote Work Startup”

Article 1: Introduction

The present document defines the “Remote Hottest Remote Startup” contest rules (hereafter “the Contest rules”). It describes the terms and conditions related to the application and functioning of the “Remote Hottest Remote Startup” contest (hereafter “the Contest”)

Article 2: The Organizer

Running Remote Conference, Hereafter referred to as “the Organizer” is the Organizer of this contest and has full power regarding any changes needed during the contest.

Article 3: Eligibility

  1. Startups can enter the competition by applying online for free

  2. Any startup in the world that is remote and/or is building a remote product/service can participate

  3. The startup must be less than 2 years old on this date.

  4. By participating, the Applicant agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules and represents and warrants that it meets the eligibility requirements. In addition, the Applicant agrees to accept the Organizer’s decisions relating to the content of this Contest as final and binding.

  5. The Organizer has the right to verify the eligibility of each Applicant. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Organizer.

  6. If the Applicant uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempts to circumvent the rules, its submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Organizer.

Article 4: Application period

  1. The application period starts on March 19 and ends on May 10.

  2. All entries must be received during the submission period. Applications must be submitted before the entry submission deadline of the selected category. All submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

  3. The Organizer reserves the right to extend or shorten the application period at its sole discretion without previously informing the Applicant.

Article 5: Registration Process

  • Applicants can register online for free by filling in the online application form on the Organizer’s website and sending an application video of no more than 1minute explaining their product/service and why they should be the winners.

  • The online application form must include responses to all mandatory areas included in the application file, which also includes the acknowledgement of the present Guidelines.

  • Applicants must complete the Application form in English.

Article 6: The selection process

  • In total 10 applicants will be selected to the final phase.

  • The winner will be selected by the judging panel during the live pitch at Running Remote conference

  • The winner will be announced on May 21st.

Article 9: Prizes

The winner of the contest wins:

  1. A $25K investment prize from EDGE196
  2. A free consultation with a senior investment associate from Expert DOJO
  3. A speaking slot at the Running Remote event in Q4 2021
  4. Exposure to the Running Remote community of remote-first business founders
  5. The presenter will be a guest on the podcast
  6. Logo on our website
  7. Winner badge “The hottest Remote Work Startup”

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