The Start Something Challenge


On May 31, 2012, Rising Tide Capital launched The Start Something Challenge: the 2012 challenge to New Jersey's entrepreneurs to actualize their business initiatives. This challenge will spur local innovation in an effort to shape a healthy ecosystem of entrepreneurship, especially in undeserved, urban communities. Participants will build new relationships, generate money to help grow their business, receive valuable feedback, and work towards a chance to win a business grant!


Competition Organizer

Rising Tide Capital

Local US Event
Jersey City, NJ
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Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • High School - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
  • Technology - Other
  • PitchBurner
Who's Eligible

Contestants must be 18 years and older to participate. This competition is only open to residents of New Jersey

Competition Prizes

By competing in the Start Something Challenge, your business idea will receive valuable feedback from experts and celebrity judges, significant web and media exposure, as well as a chance to win a business grant.