Startups can leverage these competitions in order to network and seek more funding in order to move their idea forward. This page showcases both business plan competition and innovation showcases.

ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW)

Global competition focused on innovation in hardware. The competition covers both design, engineering, and social innovation. 

Collegiate Inventors Competition

Student teams compete to see which invention will win the innovation awards. 

Global Social Venture Competition

Participants compete in the area of social innovation for over $80,000 in prizes. 

InVenture Prize (Georgia Tech students only)

Georgia Tech students compete before a life audience for $35,000 in prizes and non-monetary awards. This based on the zero-equity, competition-based model.


Participants submit their application and compete to wish cash prizes through a zero-equity, competition-based model. Several programs are based in different parts of the world and focus on specific areas. 

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge (based in Europe)

Open to any individual over 18 years old from any country and to companies (including startups). Entries must be geared towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the promotion of a eco-friendly lifestyle. 

Queen's Entrepreneurship Competition (based in Canada)

This innovation competition is open to any full-time undergraduate degree/diploma-seeking student (or student teams). Former students who have graduated within the last year are also eligible. Compete for over $80K in prizes. 

TiE University Competition (Georgia only) 

This innovation competition is open to all university students (and recent grads) across Georgia. Compete for over $80K in prizes.