The SubSummit 2023 Startup Scholarship

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Still looking for an affordable way to attend the best subscription show in the world? 

Scaling Launching Your Subscription Starts With SubSummit

  • Learn how to achieve your business goals at the world’s largest DTC subscription conference. With five different tracks, including the Startup Track, there are sessions specifically designed for entrepreneurs like you!
  • Network with 2,000+ like-minded innovators and develop mutually beneficial business relationships!
  • Connect with the industry’s leading suppliers who have the tools and resources to support you and your business objectives!
  • Celebrate and get inspired by the subscription industry’s best at the SUBTA Cube Awards!

SubSummit has invested $400,000+ in startup subscriptions, and you could be next! 

SubSummit 2023 Startup Scholarship Package

Partially Sponsored by Sarah Williams of Launch Your Box


  • In-person SubSummit merchant ticket
  • Hotel accommodations at Sheraton Dallas
  • Up to $500 USD in travel reimbursement

Eligibility to apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

SubSummit is the world’s largest conference dedicated to DTC subscriptions. It’s where you can learn from industry experts and leaders on the best subscription practices to launch, grow, and scale your business while building meaningful connections with thousands of subscription professionals.

Applications are due on January 9, 2023, by 11:59 pm EST.

This scholarship is valued at $3,662. The recipients of the SubSummit 2023 Startup Scholarship will receive one free in-person SubSummit merchant ticket, free hotel accommodations for up to three nights at Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and up to $500 USD in airfare reimbursement.

  • You are a merchant in the DTC subscription space.
  • Your subscription business has 1,000 or fewer subscribers.
  • You can clearly articulate why you want to attend SubSummit, what you hope to achieve by attending this conference, and why you think you should receive the scholarship.
  • You can identify a growth strategy and believe SubSummit is a catalyst for that growth.
  • You have not previously raised funding for your business.

DTC subscription businesses sell their products on a recurring basis directly to the customer without relying on third-party retailers.

Yes! We encourage you to use SubSummit as a stepping stone in your next business venture. As long as you can clearly articulate your goals for attending the conference and how you will implement the lessons learned, you are welcome to apply and will be considered for a scholarship.

After we have received your application, members of the SubSummit Scholarship Committee will review and determine whether or not you are eligible for the scholarship.

Recipients will be notified via phone call by January 17, 2023. Afterward, you will be sent a follow-up email with more information and next steps to reserve your conference ticket.

No, we are accepting applicants from all six segments of subscription: Subscription Box, Subscribe & Save, Membership, Digital/Software, Media & Publication, and Streaming (Video/Music).

  • Recipients make their own airfare arrangements. There will be a post-conference survey you are required to complete that will be available on June 2, 2023 at 1pm EST with one week to return it to us. Once we have received your survey, we will reimburse you up to $500 USD.
  • The SubSummit team will book your hotel and email you confirmation and details.

We understand that things out of our control come up, and plans need to change. We ask that you reach out to the SubSummit Scholarship Committee explaining why you can no longer attend the conference via your scholarship funding.

  • You must attend in person to secure your reimbursement. If you cancel your trip at the last minute after already submitting travel information, we will unfortunately be unable to refund you.
  • Individuals that do not fulfill their scholarship commitments may no longer be eligible for SubSummit and SUBTA opportunities, including, but not limited to: Pitch Competition, Cube Awards, and Hosted Buyer.

You need to submit your travel information no later than February 28.

You are welcome to come with others to SubSummit. In fact, we encourage it! We understand that subscription startups often rely on the teamwork of many individuals. Should you be a recipient of this scholarship and additional support is needed for your team, please let us know so we can work with you individually on potential discount opportunities.

You will receive your travel reimbursement within two weeks of submitting your post-conference survey.

You will be notified via email or phone call letting you know you did not receive the scholarship. However, there may be partial scholarship opportunities, so stay tuned!

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