On September 25th, 5 companies will pitch their business to Mr. Wonderful for a chance to win $10K. Sign up to pitch or watch here.

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Pitch Your Company to a Shark!

*StartEngine is hosting a live pitch competition with renowned host of Shark Tank and pitch judge—Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful). StartEngine will invite its community of 275,000+ founders, investors and fans to watch 5 companies pitch live. One company will walk away with a $10K grant from Mr. Wonderful and countless new brand fans!



To pitch your business to a 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 September 18th at 5pm PDT.

*Competition hosted by StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc.


“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

Apply to Pitch

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1st Place Prize

One

First place winner will receive a $10,000 grant 

from Mr. Wonderful.

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 September 18th @5pm PDT.

 

•Final event will be held on September 25th @9am PDT.

 

 

Any finalist that chooses to pitch live will be subject to a six-month 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

350+

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

Prospective Investors

250K

StartEngine has a community of over 250,000 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

Application

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

Story

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

Legal

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

Step Five

Financial

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.

Recent
Success Stories

ElliptiGo Case Study

Reg CF

ElliptiGo

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.

Raised

$1M

Investors

532

Valuation

$29M

Reg CF

Farm.One

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.

Raised

$471K

Investors

312

Valuation

$7M

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.

Raised

$1.07M

Investors

1,297

Valuation

$12.5M

Platform Features

Onboarding:

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.

Investments:

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. 

Dashboard:

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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