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.
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.
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!
The Community Fund is awarded quarterly. Applications for the next round open on January 18, 2021.
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
Production Pitch Day // Wednesday, March 10
Virtual Community Pitch Day & Winner Announcement // Friday, March 19