The SUBSummit Pitch Competition Presented by Praella

Win $50,000 in Cash & Prizes

The only contest designed by subscriptionpreneurs, for subscriptionpreneurs, and judged by subscriptionpreneurs!


What is the SubSummit Pitch Competition?

Showcase your subscription’s potential for a chance to win $50,000 in cash and prizes! Best part? You don’t have to give up any equity in your company! 

Tell us what makes your subscription special, and you could be selected to pitch LIVE at SubSummit 2023 in Dallas on May 31! 

In this year’s virtual Pitch Competition semifinals, we’re giving 20 subscription innovators the opportunity to talk about their businesses and growth strategies for a chance at the ultimate prize.

Wow the judges and you could find yourself pitching in front of hundreds of subscriptionpreneurs!

Pitch Competition Criteria

⏰ Brand New ⏰

Pitch Competition Workshop

Available to Select Applicants

Build your subscriptions with the full power of the SubSummit community:  
  • Engage with venture capitalists and marketing mentors who want to help you grow your business

  • Build impactful messaging for your target audience

  • Leverage the full power of email sequencing & A/B testing

  • Build your ideal customer profiles

  • Enrich your customer experience without breaking your startup budget


Only 50 seats available

What You Need to Apply

Who Will Win The 2023 Prize Package?

Could it be you? If you operate a subscription business that’s less than 2 years old and looking to take your company to new heights, submit your applications before January 26 at 11:59pm EST! You could be leaving Dallas with a $50,000 check in your pocket.

Pitch Competition Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to apply?

Round 1 applications are due by January 26 at 11:59pm EST. 

What will the Pitch Competition winner receive?

The winner of the 2023 Pitch Competition will receive $50,000 in cash and prizes!

What should my application video include?

Your 45-sec./1-minute video should include the following:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your company’s product/service
  • Explain the inspiration behind your brand
  • Tell us how you will use the prize package if you win!
Once you’ve submitted the video on the form, make sure to upload it and share it on your LinkedIn while tagging @subsummit in your post! 
What are the criteria to be considered for the competition?

You own/operate a DTC subscription business that’s less than 2 years old OR you implemented a subscription offering within your business model in the last two years.

You can tell us what you plan on doing with the prize package if you win it.

What kind of companies are you looking for?

Growth-minded businesses with owners who are excited to share their stories, have carefully crafted strategies to take their companies to the next level, but need additional support to make it happen.

What was last year’s event like?

After hundreds of applications were received, only four contestants competed for the $50,000 grand prize in Orlando, Fla. Watch a replay of the event right here.

If I don’t get selected for the first round, do I have to re-submit an application for the second round?

No! You already spent valuable time filling out our application, we’ll take it from there. If you have not been selected for the first round, the SubSummit committee will look at your application and determine if you should be featured in the second round.

How long do I have to pitch for?

Semifinalist pitches happening virtually should last NO longer than three minutes. The final round will allow contestants to pitch for five minutes. Each pitch will be followed by questions from the judges throughout each round.

Where will the Pitch Competition take place?

Contestants will pitch virtually during the first two rounds of the competition and then pitch LIVE at SubSummit 2023 in Dallas on May 31.

Do I have to purchase a SubSummit 2023 ticket if I am a Pitch Competition finalist?

No! In fact, you will receive a FREE SubSummit tickets, free hotel stay for up to 2 nights at The Sheraton Dallas, and up to $500 USD in travel reimbursement!

Who are the judges?

The SubSummit 2023 Pitch Competition judges are subscription professionals with valuable insights on what it takes to be successful in the industry. Stay tuned to learn more about our hand-selected panel


Are You Sure?

Applications are closing VERY soon. Are you sure you want to miss out on your chance to win $50,000 for your subscription startup?

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