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Community Fund

The Community Fund gives Geekdom members the opportunity to pitch their business for $25,000 in seed funding. Along with the chance to get an investment, applicants get valuable experience and feedback from our selection panel.

The Community Fund takes place once a quarter for Geekdom Members.

Application

Who can apply?

To qualify, you need to be an active Geekdom member for at least 90 days prior to the application close date, have a legally formed company, and be giving back to the Geekdom community. Companies must be an LLC, CCORP, or SCORP. Non-profit companies are not eligible.

Finalist Selection

What companies are chosen?

A selection panel reviews all complete and eligible applications. Five finalists are chosen to advance to the next stage. Finalists are evaluated on their business model, use of funds, and Geekdom mission fit.

Final Pitch

Who will be the award winner?

Finalists have five minutes to pitch their business to a panel of judges from the entrepreneurial community, followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the judges. The award winner is announced to all Geekdom members at our Community Pitch Day event!

Apply Today!

Ready to pitch your business for the chance to be awarded $25,000 in seed funding? Check out the application below.

Community Fund Application

Applications for Q1 2021 are now open!

Timeline & Important Dates

  • Community Fund Q&A // Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00pm on Crowdcast
  • Applications Close // Friday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Finalist Selection // Wednesday, March 3
  • Video Production Pitch Day // Wednesday, March 10
  • Virtual Community Pitch Day Event // Thursday, March 18

What’s in the Application

The application includes answering questions about yourself, your company, and submitting a link to a 3-minute pitch video.

 

Use the Judging Rubric as your guide for what key points to address when recording your pitch video.

>> Check out the Judging Rubric

Ready to apply?

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