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2021 Subscription Pitch Competition

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Showcase your subscription company at the annual SubSummit Pitch Competition!

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Do you have the next groundbreaking subscription idea?

Enter the Pitch Competition for SubSummit 2021 and get the chance to win $10,000 in cash plus a $10k prize package!

Every year, we gather the subscription industry’s thought leaders and insiders. This pitch competition gives entrepreneurs the chance to gain exposure, receive valuable expert feedback, and win a prize package to help grow their subscriptions.

You can apply if…

  • You are in the direct-to-consumer subscription space
  • You launched your business in the last 2 years
  • You can tell us specifically what you plan on doing with the money
  • You can articulate your company’s vision and future goals

Pitch Competition Key Dates

  • May 18: First round applications close
  • June 3: 10 companies pitch virtually
  • June 3: Second round of applications open
  • June 26: Second round of applications close
  • July 22: 10 more companies pitch virtually
  • August: Four Finalists Announced
  • September: Live Pitches at SubSummit in Dallas, TX

This pitch competition is the chance to see your hard work pay off. Launching and scaling a subscription business is challenging, and we’re excited to support entrepreneurs in this journey.

Presented by Pitney Bowes, a leading e-commerce platform, the SubSummit 2021 Pitch Competition will offer up to $20,000 to this year’s winner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline to apply?

May 18, the first round of semifinalists closes
June 26th, the second round of semifinalists closes

Who is eligible to apply?

We’d love to hear from direct-to-consumer subscription companies that were founded two or fewer years ago. These brands should have a growth strategy and a clear understanding of how they’d use this investment to strengthen their business.

If I don’t make it in the first round of virtual pitching, do I need to reapply for the second?

No. The SUBTA team will review all applicants for consideration in the second round of semifinalist virtual pitches.

What will the Pitch Competition winner receive?

$10,000 in cash and up to $10,000 of in-kind subscription services from SUBTA and its partners.

What do I get if I don’t win?

Pitch competitions are a great way to get exposure for your brand, refine your elevator pitch and gain actionable feedback on your business strategy. You also get to learn from your peers and our judges as you look to grow within the subscription space!

Do I need to travel to Dallas, TX?

Twenty semifinalists will be pitching virtually. Four finalists will be flown to Texas for the final round of pitches (up to $500 flight reimbursement).

Who is Pitney Bowes?

“At Pitney Bowes we make ecommerce logistics easier. Our purpose-built fulfilment, delivery and returns services enable clients—from small businesses to some of the world’s largest retailers—unprecedented ease in facilitating ecommerce logistics.”