Thank for wanting to submit your startup in our EXPANDMYBRAND challenge. We’re excited to have you here and look forward to the process of working with you. Before you submit we want to explain what’s required for submission and what you’ll receive should you win.
There are three core qualifications for the EXPANDMYBRAND challenge.
We are looking for entrepreneurs developing marketing technologies. Your startup must have the capability to bridge the gap between customers and brands. Your target customer should be other companies, not individual consumers. Your product should help brands reach, or understand, customers through social media and in turn “expand their brand.”
Your startup must be past the ideation stage and into the initial stages of development. The EDGE Expand program is designed for brand development, product release, customer acquisition, and business acceleration. You need to have a working prototype to benefit from the program.
If chosen, you must be willing to attend New York City on your own accord. This means that if you’re not located in New York City for the event, you’ll have to find a way to get here, including providing for your own hotel and expenses while here. However, the day of the event we’ll provide all meals.
This is a startup competition for early stage companies only. If you’ve been in business fore more than 1 year then you will not be eligible for this competition.
To be considered at all, you must apply no later than Friday, September 21st, we will announce the final contestants on Monday, September 24th.
One lucky winner will be the next EDGE Expand company and will receive $30,000 in incubation assets. You’ll have the opportunity of skipping the line of applicants to be our next incubation project. This means you’ll be enrolled in our program as a new partner with EDGE and will receive the following pertaining to our agreement going forward