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Applications Now Open

Submit the short application form—it’s just 5 questions! Get creative with your Tweet Pitch (see below) and include video links, pictures, or whatever you dream up. Applications close December 31st at midnight MST. Companies will be judged by investment potential, not on current status, revenue, or traction. Tweet us questions: @Start_Madness

January 19th: Qualifying Round

We will announce the top 36 finalists the first week of January. The finalists will have the opportunity to pitch before the participating venture funds on January 19th in beautiful Salt Lake City. All finalists will present a 4 minute pitch, followed by a 4 minute Q+A session. 6 companies will be chosen to move on to the finale.

January 19th: Start Madness Finale

The top 6 companies will have the opportunity to present before the participating venture funds and the Start Madness audience at the Start Madness Finale. Pitches will follow the same format as the the Qualifying Round. The winner and runner up will receive No Cap, No Discount Start Madness convertible notes, worth $200k and $100k respectively. The winner of the Audience Choice Award will receive six months of free dedicated desks at Church & State, Utah's premier co-working space.

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