There is just over one week until applications close for 1st and Future, the #startup competition that TechCrunch is staging with the NFL and Stanford University on February 6 at Stanford’s CEMEX Auditorium. Get your application in today.
Four startups will compete for top honors in each of the competition’s three categories: Tomorrow’s Athlete, Bringing Home the Game and The Future Stadium. The winners of each theme will receive $50K, two tickets to Super Bowl 50 (which will be held just down the road at Levi’s Stadium), and a visit with NFL’s investment team.
Similar to our Startup Battlefield competition, each startup will have five minutes to present their idea and demo their product before facing a live Q&A session with our judges who will be announced soon — TechCrunch and the NFL are working to bring together the best investor, product and consumer minds in the sports world.
Following the pitch-off there will be a reception with pitch-off attendees, NFL team owners and other VIPs. In other words words, this is not your average pitch-off. So if your company has raised a Series A round or less, has a working prototype and fits one of our categories, then what are you waiting for?