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Manhattan's Pitch Competition

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in the Manhattan community. In 2017, an effort was created to bolster that pervasive spirit and strengthen its foundation - StartUp MHK was born.
Each Fall, competitors gather to pitch their businesses and ideas to a panel of qualified and connected judges – all for a chance to win cash prizes and gain valuable exposure.

Over $25,000 will be awarded in the following categories:



Products or software that provide technological advancement or services that benefit the technology realm.



Products, goods or services that would be considered “non-technical” compete in this category.

People's Choice

People's Choice

Knock the audience’s socks off with your pitch for a chance to win this one!
*Note – the winner of the other categories ARE eligible to win this category as well.

How do I learn more?

Join us at any of the following events:

We want to ensure you have ALL the information you need so you are well-prepared for the 2021 pitch day.  THE 2021 STARTUP MHK PITCH COMPETITION IS NOW OVER.

Lead-Up Event, The Fellow Coworking Space- September 16th - 4:30 -5:30 PM 
Join us for an informational happy hour at The Fellow. A 2020 StartUp MHK Winner - Bug Hounds - will be giving their pitch live, followed by advice to perfect your pitch and Q&A.

Pitch Video Submission, Qualifier Round - Submission Ends September 29th- Virtual/Online
All pitch videos are due for the qualifying round BY 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 29th (video submissions will be accepted before this date).
Pitches will be viewed and scored, and 5-8 qualifiers will be selected for the final round. All competitors will be notified of their qualifying status on October 4th.  

Final Event - Saturday, October 9th - 9:30 - 11:30 AM 
*StartUp MHK Pitch Day*
*Pre-registration required, see registration page for details
*Finalists will present their pitch in-person to the judge panel. We are hopeful this event will be open to the public. Details TBD. 





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