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I want to compete

Here’s a chance for early stage start-ups to compete on a global scale for a share of $5 million in cash and go-to-market (GTM) funds.


This is the only challenge dedicated to helping tech start-ups find commercial success. It’s easy to qualify, too: If you’ve earned less than USD $10 million in the past 12 months, then your business qualifies to compete in the challenge!


After a successful first year, the Comet Competition 2.0 has expanded to become the world’s largest B2B start-up competition. In round two, Ingram Micro Cloud will award GTM funding to 64 ISVs in a series of 16 concurrent competitions across five continents. This year’s host countries for the competition include: ANZ, ASEAN, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Win $1 million in cash and more!

Get the funding to send your startup into orbit.

  • The contest will award one overall winner and three runners-up in each of the 16 locations.
  • Winners will be awarded $100,000 in GTM funding along with a chance to win $1 million in cash, while each runner-up will get $50,000 in GTM funding.
  • The top winner of the competition will receive $1 million in cash at Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit in Miami’s South Beach from 12-14 May, 2020.
  • In addition to the cash and GTM funds, Comet Competition 2.0 finalists will have the opportunity to distribute their solutions on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace — all without an equity grab.
  • This provides young software companies with unparalleled access to Ingram Micro executives and other top corporate partners.

Gain access to our Cloud Marketplace

Winners will also have a chance to expand their worldwide reach by taking advantage of our extensive network of 48,000+ MSPs, VARs, Telcos, Hosters, system integrators and enterprise-level resellers in 50 global markets.

 

By accessing Ingram Micro’s ecosystem and channel, start-ups can diversify revenue, enabling repeatable, scalable and profitable growth. They’ll also find it easier to scale by leveraging APS technology through Cloud Marketplace.

Cybersecurity
Manufacturing tech
Financial tech

Infrastructure/IaaS management
Retail tech
IoT

Middleware
Collaboration tech
and more

How competing start-ups will be measured

Judges will evaluate start-ups in three areas: technology impact, ecosystem readiness and potential for channel success. To win, start-ups must convince the judges that their technology is viable and has what it takes to become profitable. Ingram Micro’s primary areas of interest include the internet of things (IoT), cybersecurity, infrastructure, middleware, fin-tech, manufacturing, and software as a service.

Apply now through October 31, 2019, to compete in Comet Competition 2.0.

$1M

Cash Prizes

$5M

Total GTM funding

16

Global Finalists

1

Global Winner

Do you have what it takes to win?

I want to compete

Questions?

Email us: comet@ingrammicro.com