Apply today to pitch LIVE to Mr. Wonderful.
Winner takes home $25K and great prizes from all our sponsors.
StartEngine* is back with its fourth quarterly 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:
The Crowd’s favorite company will take home $5K!
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 June 30th at 12pm PT. Companies actively raising on the StartEngine funding portal are not eligible to compete.
*Competition hosted by StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.
** 90% discount applicable for 1 yr. After that pricing is 50% in yr. 2, 25% recurring, should the Startup choose to renew their subscription. Company must be under 200 employees. HubSpot for Startups pricing is applicable to net-new Professional or Enterprise level products. Starter level products are excluded, unless bundled with qualifying Professional or Enterprise purchases or upgrades. Customers may not apply the startup program pricing to existing subscriptions of any level.
Hawke Media is a proud returning partner-sponsor of the StartEngine Shark Pitch offering one full month of Hawke’s strategy session that includes:
Since its inception, Hawke Media has been committed to providing business and brands with an expert C-level marketer to orchestrate and guide full-funnel digital marketing strategy and efforts.
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Their mission is to empower people to unite around ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life.
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Our past finalists have collectively raised over $80M.
How do I participate?
Submit your application to pitch on this page. Our team will review and notify you for an interview if selected. If selected as one of the five finalists, you’ll prepare a three minute pitch deck to present to Mr. Wonderful on July 7th!
What are the costs to participate?
This event is completely free and is not pay to play. StartEngine DOES NOT take any equity in your company in exchange for your participation. We do this event for fun and to celebrate great founders.
Will I actually talk to Mr. Wonderful?
Yes, all five finalists will pitch to Kevin O’Leary live for a chance to win.
What types of businesses do you select as finalists?
We consider all early stage, U.S. based companies across all industries.
What type of information is required to apply?
There is a short form to submit on this page that asks for basic company information like contact, previous funding, ARR and a link to your pitch deck.
How will I know if I’ve been selected?
Our deadline to apply is June 30th. You should hear from us via email in the weeks leading up to the 11th to a few days after that date. There is no need to message us in the meantime, but we thank you for enquiring.
I received a Zoom webinar message after I submitted my application. Have I been chosen?
No, this is an automatic Zoom message that confirms that you’ve been enrolled to watch the event. Our team will contact you via email if you’ve been chosen to pitch.
How will I receive my prizes?
A PayPal or wire transfer will be sent out as soon as a winner is selected. Introductions will be made to each sponsor team, so you may redeem each sponsor prize.
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.
StartEngine has hosted more than 500 successful raises on its platform.
StartEngine has a community of over 400,000 users.
StartEngine is one of the largest platforms in the world for companies to find investors and raise capital.
“”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
— 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
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!
Tell your story in your own words. Build and design your campaign page to attract investors. Our creative team will help you!
What's your valuation? What kind of security do you want to sell and how much of it? it's all up to you.
We request corporate documents like Articles of Incorporation and Board Resolutions to approve your fundraise.
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.
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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.
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.
You receive a dedicated account manager to help prepare your offering, which will then be reviewed by StartEngine’s compliance team.
Build a fun campaign page to convince investors to love your company as much as you do.
StartEngine will file all the necessary paperwork to accept funds under Reg CF, so you can get back to what matters most.
Withdraw funds when you’re ready to invest into your company or fundraising campaign.
On StartEngine, companies can accept investments via credit cards, as well as ACH, bank wire, and cryptocurrency.
StartEngine encourages incentivizing investors by offering perks to investors. This could be a lifetime discount, a product, or even a time-based incentive.
Use the StartEngine analytics dashboard to view all investment data, from visitor conversion rates to investment history.
View and follow the number of investors and followers your campaign has week over week.
Access your investor community’s contact information for updates or promotional purposes.
Join more than 350 companies who have launched on StartEngine.