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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 selection panel comprised of guests from the San Antonio tech and entrepreneurial community, followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the panel. The selected company 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.

Applications for Q3 2021 are now open!

Timeline & Important Dates

  • Wednesday, July 28, 6:00pm: Community Fund Q&A
  • Wednesday, May 19: Pitch Practice
  • Sunday, August 29: Applications Close at midnight
  • Wednesday, September 8: Finalists Announced
  • Tuesday, September 14, 9:00am-2:00pm: Pitch Event to selection panel + recording
  • Wednesday, September 29, 6:30pm: Community Fund Pitches LIVE! Virtual event + broadcast in Legacy Park

What’s in the Application

The application includes information about yourself (the applicant), your company, a URL to a 3-minute application video, and file upload of your pitch deck.

Your application video should address the following questions:
1) What problem are you solving? For whom? How?
2) How is this a novel idea?
3) How will the $25,000 investment impact your company and the Geekdom community?

Your deck should give a short summary of your company, your business plan and your startup vision. PDF is preferred.

For more insight into how Geekdom is evaluating applicants for investment, please review the Judging Rubric.

>> View Community Fund Rubric

Ready to apply?

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