WHAT IS THIS?
The Southeast Startup Challenge is a 5 city hackathon for entrepreneurs. We’ve done the hard work of finding critical partners and first customers that have identified specific problems they believe that technology startups can solve.
Midsize cities have distinct differences from large cities which provide a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to innovate from a different perspective. 40% of the nation lives in mid and small size communities, which provides a huge and mostly untapped market for companies to grow.
Join the Southeast Startup Challenge and you could finish the weekend with your first customer, and an invite to pitch in June for over $25,000 in cash and services to help your business grow!
This Challenge is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the United States’ largest philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation’s goal, through the use of grants, is “to improve the health and health care of all Americans.”
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
The Southeast Startup Challenge takes place over 3 weekends, across 5 cities, from March 16 – April 1.
Each city has curated challenges with 1st customers identified.
Pick your city to join your local startup community and register for the challenge you want to build a business around.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
Prizes total $25,000.00 in cash and services for the winners of the Southeast StartUp Challenge.
Two finalists from each city will be invited to the Public Health Summit, Monday June 18th in Athens Georgia.
WHO IS ORGANIZING THIS?
The Southeast Startup Challenge is funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve the health of mid-size communities by strengthening startup communities and connecting them to more resources.
Gianluca De Leo