AFWERX is an entry point for startups to do business with the U.S. Air Force and federal government. AFWERX helps eligible startups access America's largest seed fund, with contracts worth up $50K for feasibility studies. Selection notification within 60 days of application deadline!

  • Application Opens September 23-October 22, 2020
  • Sign Up to Receive: Pre-Release Solicitation, Application Guide, Access to Info Sessions

Startup of the Year™

Startup of the Year helps diverse emerging startups push their companies to the next level. Our competition provides startups a global stage to stand on and access to investors and funding opportunities. The 2020 competition will culminate at the 8th Annual Startup of the Year Summit taking place virtually, November 9-10. One of the Top 100 Semifinalists could take home up to $20K in investment from Established Ventures, along with other prizes.

  • Application Deadline: September 15
  • Sign Up to Receive: Eligibility and Program Information, Online Application

.US Veteran Startup of the Year

To honor U.S. Veterans and their families, Startup of the Year has partnered with .US to offer a $10K non-dilutive cash prize as a part of the 2020 competition. If your startup has a founding member that is a U.S. veteran, reserve, active duty or a military spouse, apply today!

  • Apply to Startup of the Year by September 15. Apply only once to Startup of the Year and indicate your veteran status on the form.
  • Sign Up to Receive: Application Link and Tips

NASA iTech 

NASA iTech searches for and identifies advancements in technologies that are solving problems on Earth and have the potential to address existing challenges to enable NASA missions. The regional pitch event series offers an opportunity to have advanced technology vetted by NASA chief scientists.

  • Ignite the Night Submissions Open Regularly
  • Sign Up to Receive: Announcements, How to Submit an Idea


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