The Start Something Challenge


On June 16 Rising Tide Capital officially launched its third annual Start Something Challenge business pitch competition with $30,000 in grand prizes. The two month New Jersey based competition not only offers entrepreneurs funding to grow their business endeavors, but also networking opportunities, business visibility and the opportunity to perfect an elevator pitch.


Competition Organizer

Rising Tide Capital

Local US Event
Jersey City, NJ
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
  • Women or Minority-owned
Who's Eligible

Free to enter, the competition is open to any New Jersey resident over 18 years old, who operates a business earning less than $250,000 annually, or has a strong business idea.

Competition Prizes

1st Place $10,000 | 2nd Place $7,500 | 3rd Place $5,000