Startup Competitions


Name Location Type Award/Prizes
How to Web Startup Spotlight Bucharest, Romania Startup Tech $10k grand prize, other awards
Clean Energy Challenge Chicago, IL Energy, Clean Tech $1 million, distributed
William James Foundation Sustainable Business Plan Assorted, Environmental $300-$500 Cash prizes
Innovate@IWS 2015 Abu Dhabi Water Industry ideas Prizes – unlisted
Tufts New Ventures Tufts University, Medford, MA Startups, Tufts Associates Only $100k
UNM Business Plan Competition UNM, New Mexico Startups, IP or Technology categories $25k
The Extreme Tech Challenge Necker Island Technology products Prizes – unlisted
New Venture Competition University of Oregon Startups, Graduate Students Only $50k, distributed
Energy Technology Competition Austin, TX Water resource efficiency $15k
Amazing Entrepreneur University of Georgia Businesses $10k
MIT Water Innovation Prize Cambridge, Massachuesetts Water Tech $20k
Hatch Pitch Austin, Texas Assorted, Energy
The Hult Prize Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai & Shanghai General Audience, Startup $1 million startup funding
The Desal Prize Alamogordo, New Mexico Desal Tech $200k, possibility of $400k grant
Clean Tech Open Boston, MA Multiple Events $10k – $200k
AWA Water Innovation Challenge Adelaide, Australia Water Tech Exhibit Space, Promotional Campaign
MIT Clean Energy Prize MIT, Boston Cleantech Startups $300k, distributed
Headwaters Innovation Competition – NEWIN, SWIM Boston, Massachusetts Water Innovation
Techweek Launch Competition Chicago Startup Tech $50k, distributed
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC) Washington, DC Clean Energy Business Planning $50k
National Day of Civic Hacking/ Water Hackathon San Francisco, CA Water/Climate Change None
RICE Business Plan Competittion Rice University Clean Energy Business, Students only $50k, distributed
SXSW Eco Startup Showcase Austin, TX Clean Energy
Brandathon Boston Startup, general startup brand support,
HydroPreneur Program Singapore Water Tech Funding Initiatives
SVIEF Startup Contest Silicon Valley, CA Marine Technology and Economy Booth at SVIEF 2015
Boston Living With Water Boston Masschusetts Water environmental planning $50k, distributed
6th Annual Competition and Accelerator for Water Innovation San Francisco, CA Water Infrastructure Prizes – unlisted
NOVA Competition 2015 Washington, DC Energy, Clean Tech $50k 1st prize, runner up prizes
Imagine H20 Accelerator  San Francisco, CA Water tech Business Resources
University of Washington Business Plan Competition University of Washington Business Planning $25k grand prize
Global Cleantech Cluster Association Cleantech