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Pitch Your Company to a Shark!

Applications for the Dec 11th event are closed. Sign up to watch or apply for future Shark Pitch events using the form to the right.

StartEngine* is back with its second live pitch competition with renowned host of Shark Tank and pitch judge—Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful). StartEngine will invite its community of 300,000+ founders, investors and fans to watch 5 companies pitch live. One company will walk away with a $25K grant from Mr. Wonderful, a 1:1 business consultation with StartEngine’s CEO Howard Marks and Mr. Wonderful, and 1 full month of Hawke’s strategy session!


To pitch your business to this Shark:


1) Submit your company info on this page.

2) Our team will review your company info & inform you if selected to pitch.

3) Prepare your pitch deck before the event.

4) Pitch LIVE to Mr. Wonderful and viewers. 

Deadline to apply is December 8th at 12pm PDT.

*Competition hosted by StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.

**Companies actively raising on the StartEngine funding portal are not eligible to compete.

*Hawke Media prize to be claimed in 2021

“StartEngine has emerged as a leader… A fantastic opportunity for small businesses in a really trying time.”

– Kevin O’Leary

Investor, Shark and StartEngine Strategic Advisor

Hawke Media is a proud partner-sponsor of the StartEngine Shark Pitch offering one full month of Hawke’s strategy session that includes:



•Defining your brand, messaging, and target markets with an overview of recommended channels. 

•Audit of your current operation, marketing activities, and marketing funnel.

•Alignment of your site, measurement of various marketing channel measurement tactics, and Google Analytics to ensure full understanding of efficacy across the marketing landscape.



Since its inception, Hawke Media has been committed to providing businesses and brands with an expert C-level marketer to orchestrate and guide full-funnel digital marketing strategy and efforts.

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Winning Prize


Winner receives: 


•$25,000 grant from Mr. Wonderful

•1:1 business consultation with Mr. Wonderful and StartEngine’s CEO Howard Marks
•1 full month of Hawke’s strategy session 

Competition Details

•Only U.S. based companies’ pitch applications will be considered.



•5 finalists, 5 minutes to pitch & 3 minutes for Q&A.



•The event will be live streamed to thousands.



•Companies actively raising on the StartEngine funding portal are not eligible to compete.



•Application deadline to pitch is December 8th @12pm PDT.



•Final event will be held on December 11th @9am PDT.



Any finalist that chooses to pitch live will be subject to a thirty-day cooling-off period before being eligible to launch an offering on the StartEngine funding portal.


This competition is unaffiliated with Shark Tank and any finalist that chooses to pitch live will not be eligible to pitch on Shark Tank according to the show’s application rules.

Why StartEngine

Successful Raises


StartEngine has hosted more than 350 successful raises on its platform.

Prospective Investors


StartEngine has a community of over 300,000 users.

Raise capital on our platform.

StartEngine is one of the largest platforms in the world for companies to find investors and raise capital.

What Founders Are Saying

“”I like the ease of use of StartEngine and that I didn’t have to handhold the investors through the process because of how smooth the platform is. It’s like going to Amazon and buying something, but you’re investing in a company.”

— Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO, PopCom

Equity Crowdfunding is a powerful way to raise money, but more importantly to gain the trust of your customer, which obviously gains an investor as a result.”

— Ron Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, Hylete

“Working with StartEngine has been great. I’m amazed by how accessible everyone is, including all the way up to the CEO, Howard.”



— Jesse Woolmer, President & COO, CannCo Brands

How Raising
Capital Works


StartEngine reviews every company application internally to determine whether they meet our compliance and eligibility requirements and are a fit for equity crowdfunding. If it's a good match, we move forward!

Step Two


Tell your story in your own words. Build and design your campaign page to attract investors. Our creative team will help you!

Step Three

Set your own terms

What's your valuation? What kind of security do you want to sell and how much of it? it's all up to you.

Step Four


We request corporate documents like Articles of Incorporation and Board Resolutions to approve your fundraise.

Step Five


You have 2 options:

Save on upfront cost and self-certify your financials to raise up to $107K

Use one of our low-cost, preferred CPA vendors and get a 2-year independent financial review done in order to raise up to $1.07M from the start.

Don’t worry — if you start with self-certified financials, you can always commission the financial review during your offering in order to raise more than 107K.

Success Stories

ElliptiGo Case Study

Reg CF


ElliptiGO was started to solve a problem – how to enable people to get the benefits of running without suffering from the impact. This was a very personal problem for ElliptiGo's co-founders, both Ironman triathletes with a shared love of running.







Reg CF


Farm.One grows rare produce in New York City urban vertical farms using hydroponics and LED lighting. Farm.One grows and sells rare herbs, edible flowers, and micro-greens (very young crops). All of the products are rare, high-quality, 100% pesticide-free and delivered same day.







Farm.One Case Study
Waverly Labs Case Study

Reg CF

Waverly Labs

Using the latest technologies in speech recognition, machine translation and the advances of wearable technology, our smart earpiece allows wearers to speak different languages but still clearly understand each other. Simply put, when one person speaks, the other hears it in their language.







Platform Features


Dedicated Account Manager

You receive a dedicated account manager to help prepare your offering, which will then be reviewed by StartEngine’s compliance team.

Drag-n-Drop Page Builder

Build a fun campaign page to convince investors to love your company as much as you do.

Regulation CF Filings

StartEngine will file all the necessary paperwork to accept funds under Reg CF, so you can get back to what matters most.


Rolling Fund Withdrawals

Withdraw funds when you’re ready to invest into your company or fundraising campaign.

Credit Card Investments

On StartEngine, companies can accept investments via credit cards, as well as ACH, bank wire, and cryptocurrency. 

Campaign Perks

StartEngine encourages incentivizing investors by offering perks to investors. This could be a lifetime discount, a product, or even a time-based incentive. 


Real-Time Analytics

Use the StartEngine analytics dashboard to view all investment data, from visitor conversion rates to investment history.

Investment History

View and follow the number of investors and followers your campaign has week over week. 

Investor Information

Access your investor community’s contact information for updates or promotional purposes.

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