Compete at MES.

Pitch your idea in front of some of the biggest names in the startup world and compete for over $10k in funding

How to Pitch at MES

Pitching - 5-10 teams will have the opportunity to present on April 16th from 5:30-7:30 PM EST. Each team will be given 3 minutes to present their idea/needs followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of judges.

Coaching/Consulting - Teams will have the option to be coached/consulted once leading up to the event by Maximize.

Benefits/Rewards -

  • - Prize Money for top 3 teams
  • - The top 5 teams will be granted direct admission into Maximize Accelerator Program (MAP). Teams will spend 12 weeks diving deep into the “12 Steps to Startup”, while learning from a new entrepreneur, mentor or coach every week to gain resources, including micro-grants, by completing key milestones. This program runs from May 10, 2021 - August 2, 2021.

Requirements - Startups must be established and/or able to acquire funding.

Deadline: Apply to MES by March 19th at 11:59pm EST.


Apply by March 19th, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

  1. Fill out the application form by clicking "Apply Now!"
  2. Get your decision by March 22nd, and attend required pitch practice and strategy sessions hosted by Maximize
  3. Compete on April 16th in front of esteemed judges and gain priority access to our speakers

Feel free to reach out to if you have any questions. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!