Creatella Venture Competition

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Connect to global leading experts and pitch to investors

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Global Online Pitch

Global & Regional Prizes

$20,000 in-kind investment
20,000 USD in value to build your MVP with Creatella’s teams in design, tech and growth hacking (global)
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Entry to Techstars
Entry interview to Techstars Startup Accelerator (global)
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Entry to Polo Incubator
Entry interview to Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone (Italy)
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Strategic UX Consultancy
2 hours of mentoring on design and business model
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Startup event tickets
Event tickets to 4YFN events in USA and Asia
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Every participant selected into the competition will benefit from the following perks!

$50,000 in Segment credits
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0 costs bank accounts for startups
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Software for raising venture capital
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50% off for legal document automation
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Why Apply

Apply as a startup

5 categories for a better world


Application deadline

Submit your pitch and application online

20 October 2019, 23:59 PST


Top 300 teams are selected for 1st round of mentoring

23 October 2019


The 300 selected teams participate in 2 mentoring and pitch training sessions with industry experts

27 - 29 October 2019

Pitch competition

The top 60 teams pitch in front of VCs and angel investors

3-4 November 2019

Winner selection

Selection of the winners for each category, and reception of the prizes

8 November 2019


Our Judges and Mentors

More than 50 seasoned investors, business angels, VCs, mentors, accomplished entrepreneurs and senior industry experts, from both the startup and corporate world will join us as judges and mentors through both rounds of the competition.

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Having co-built over 30 startups across 20 countries in the past 3 years, and with $30M+ raised across its portfolio, Creatella has empowered founders to build world class startups from zero across the globe.


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Frequently Asked Question

Who can apply?

Your startup must be an early stage technology company (prototype stage to Series A) with less than US$ 1,000,000 in yearly revenues.

Do I have to be incorporated to apply?

No, but you should have clear development project and goals. In the case that a non-­incorporated project wins the competition, the funds will be transferred or prizes will be given once the company is incorporated.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The team, problem identification and value proposition, innovation, timing, market opportunity, execution plan and go-to-market strategy, business model viability, investability and pitch quality.

What language will the event be conducted in?

The application, the online pitch and talkings with advisors and investors will be held in English.

How much time will I have to spend on the competition?

It will take about 15 to 30 minutes to apply. If you are selected for the mentoring round, you will participate in two 20-minute calls with your assigned mentor. If you are then selected as a finalist, you will have the opportunity to pitch to a judge (investor) for 30 minutes.We recommend to take some time and fully prepare for each round in order to get the most out of the competition, but the necessary time will vary from team to team.

Can I apply to several categories?

Yes, if your startup covers several of them.

What are the rules for the pitch?

In the mentoring phase (round 1), you will have 2 calls of 30 minutes with one mentor each, with 10 minutes to pitch, as well as 20 minutes of feedback and mentoring. The mentors will be given a one pager summary of your startup, as well as your pitch deck. For the judging phase (round 2) you will have 10 minutes to pitch and 20 minutes of Q&A.

How many winners will be chosen?

After the first round of mentoring, 12 winners from each of the 5 categories (60 startups in total) will be chosen to move on to round 2. One final winner will be chosen by the judges in each category.

What if I’m not in the same city as the mentors/judges?

That’s ok! All of the pitching, mentoring, and judging will take place entirely online. Our team will ensure you are paired with a judge in a similar time zone so each round is convenient for both parties.

Who will be evaluating my application?

Our team will be going through each application and select the best 300 to participate in the mentoring program. Considerations will include completeness of application, fit within category, impact, team, market, product.

Is there an application fee?


Are there any costs associated with the competition?

No, neither money nor equity are requested for participation.