Rally announces the 5 IN-Prize pitch competition finalists chosen to receive up to $1M in investment prizes during the world’s largest global cross-sector innovation conference on August 30-31 in Indianapolis.
Rally announces the 25 IN-Prize pitch competition finalists chosen to vie for up to $5M in investment prizes during the world’s largest global cross-sector innovation conference on August 30-31 in Indianapolis.
Rally received 438 applications from around the world. Finalists represent Argentina, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Newfoundland, Singapore and the U.S. Fifteen alternates were also selected.
The 25 IN-Prize competitors will pitch before an audience of venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, early adopters, corporate executives, universities, and partners. To evaluate pitches, judges will focus on team experience, business traction, opportunity and creativity. IN-Prize winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on August. 31.
A special thanks to our IN-Prize Coaches and Advisory Board!
Emerging and existing innovative software technologies, including Web 3.0, Blockchain, AI, Apps, and Cybersecurity that rethink how to solve B2B, ecosystem, and B2C challenges and create new opportunities.
Companies innovating across food, animal health, plant science, agtech and agriculture to create an efficient, sustainable food system while preserving natural resources from the farmgate to the kitchen table.
Companies launching services, digital therapeutics (DTX), devices, diagnostics, medicinal advancements etc., that enable a better quality of life, increase life expectancy, or reduce the cost of care, for people and animals.
Companies innovating within manufacturing, industry 4.0 and cleantech, to produce hard goods, soft goods, advanced materials, new processes, and sensors.
The intersection of traditional sports, esports, training, data and technology providing better safety, engagement, participation, entertainment, and experiences for teams, athletes, broadcasters, and fans.
The IN-Prize competition is NOT a grant. Any investment may be either equity or debt subject to the Rules and Criteria
There is no fee to apply.
Each finalist will be given 2 minutes to pitch, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with a panel of judges with investment experience in the finalist’s industry.
No. Rally IN-Prize is an in-person competition only.
Rally Judges will focus on these critical elements:
Yes! Finalists of the Rally IN-Prize will receive two (2) complimentary registration badges for Rally 2023, good for all access to Rally keynotes, panels and other activities.
Additionally, each presenting company will have the opportunity to network and demo their product/service in the Rally arena and will receive up to two (2) additional reduced rate badges for other team members to participate and attend.
All applicants who meet the qualifications, but are not selected to pitch, will receive a code allowing them to register for up to two (2) Rally 2023 badges at a reduced price and also encouraged to apply for the Demo Arena and Investor 1:1s.
The Rally pitch competition team will screen applicants to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements, and a committee of experts in each Innovation Studio track will review each application to decide which products and services are the most innovative.
We strongly encourage all applicants to submit a brief non-password-protected video pitching the company. This pitch video should be two (2) minutes or less and should feature the applicant speaking to the camera—we want to see how you pitch, not what your video editing software can do.
We also strongly encourage you to upload a non-password-protected current pitch deck (no longer than 20 slides), along with a marketing video demonstrating your product or service or a video of you pitching at a prior event. These materials carry a great deal of weight with our application committee.
Applicants invited to participate will receive an email notification from the Rally team. Participating companies will be notified in mid-to-late July of 2023. Please refrain from contacting Rally staff and our respective partner organizations regarding the status of your application. We receive a high volume of submissions and will update all applicants regarding their status as soon as possible.