Scaling any technology business is tough, but in the software industry, it is not just hard; either you scale or die. As an early-stage startup, you’ll need all the help you can get. So, you might want to have a look at the Benelux Comet Competition, launched by Ingram Micro, one of the largest technology distributors in the worlds.
With the Comet Competition, it strives to accelerate the next generation of B2B technology around the world. The competition is designed to give startups – independent software vendors (ISV) – the financial backing they need to get new technologies off the ground. The competition claims to be the only challenge dedicated to discovering talented B2B independent software vendors (ISVs) and help them achieve channel market success.
How does it work? If your company generated less than $10M in revenue during the last 12 months, you’re eligible to apply and compete. After an online and offline pitching process, the regional winners are awarded $100,000, while in each region also three runner-ups are selected who receive $50,000 each.
Apply before the deadline of October 31st and also become eligible for next year’s grand finale. Finalist will be flown to the Cloud Summit 2020 in Miami, where a $1 million cash prize is at stake. That’s not all. For the winners, the reward includes 100+ hours of engineering support and up to $250,000 in Azure credits from Microsoft.