Have a Big Startup Idea? Would $70K help?

Have a Big Startup Idea? Would $70K help?

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 10.55.19 AMDo you have a startup idea that you’ve been sitting on? Something that you think is absolutely awesome, but you’ve just never had the resources to bring to life? We know there are a lot of little-known amazing ideas out there, which is why we’ve teamed up with Simpleweb and Rackspace to bring you #GetStarted2014.

If you have a great web or mobile app idea, tell the world and you could win $70,000 to make your idea a reality [Click to Tweet]. Here’s how it works:

1. Enter your idea on the #GetStarted2014 website by June 30th, 2014.

2. Once all entries have been submitted, voting begins! Encourage your family and friends to vote for your idea so that you definitely end up in the top 10.

3. An all-star panel of judges (Cindy Gallop, Srinivas RaoJessica Erickson, etc.) will declare the winner among the top 10 in July.

4. If your idea ends up on top, you’ll win $70,000 in development, marketing and infrastructure services.

Hey champ (let’s assume you win)! We are super excited to help you make your entrepreneurial dream come true (cheesy, I know, but true). Once you’re done working on product development with Simpleweb and Rackspace, we’ll help you develop the best damn PR and marketing plan the startup world has ever seen! We’ll help you get your idea in front of investors, influencers and potential customers.

You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. I mean, you’d be working with the best of the best, after all (if we do say so ourselves). It’ll only take 0.89 seconds to submit your idea and 2.54 minutes to rally your friends, family and colleagues to vote! Not too shabby.

Ready to get started (pun intended)? Head over to the #GetStarted2014 website and submit your idea today. The countdown is on!

What do you think?


In regards to this contest can a person vote more than once. Like once per day or does a person only vote once on each idea throughout the entire contest?

Hey Malcolm! One person can vote for as many startup ideas as they’d like, but they can only vote for each once.

I hope that answers your question!

Hi! I live in the EU, but I’m on a student visa, I’m not a citizen. Am I eligible to apply? Thanks.

Hey Julia! Yes, definitely. We don’t restrict based on location. Can’t wait to read about your idea.