Rules & Eligibility


Teams and companies must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible to compete.


One founder, co-founder, or C-level executive who is a current student within one year of graduation or a recent alumnus (from the classes of 2017 – 2021) from a college or university in the US.

US-based high-growth company

US-based team or company with the ability to grow outside of its current geographical region.


Pre-seed or seed stage companies that have raised less than $500,000 from external sources to-date. Founder investments do not count towards this total.