February Funding Competition

February Funding Competition

Welcome to our first-ever February Funding hosted by the ICSB Marketplace. This opportunity is for teams made up of students and alumni from accredited universities who are seeking funding for their start-ups. Start-ups will be judged based on the strength of the Customer Value Proposition (CVP) provided as well as supporting documentation that demonstrates the viability of the venture.


- Student or alumni of accredited university
- Has completed the CVP template
- Applies before 2/28/21 at 11pm EST


Best overall app ~ $1500
Best woman-led startup ~ $1000
Best minority-led start-up ~ $1000
First runner up ~ $750*
Second runner up ~ $500
Third runner up ~ $250

*or $1000 toward trip to Paris

Finalists will be announced at latest by the end of the second week of March.

Please note
1. Your participation in this competition does not require you to attend the ICSB World Congress (although it does approve you for registration if you wish to attend).
2. Your application will be judged on your written submission (including your completed CVP and completed submission through the Proseeder application).
3. This competition is open solely to those based in the United States.

*You will now be redirected to the Proseeder Application

More On the ICSB Marketplace

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ICSB created the Marketplace to overcome barriers of access for small businesses as well as researchers, policy makers, and entrepreneurship organizations who are active players in the field of small business where all stakeholders can join together to collaborate, consult, network, and more. We are working to pull down the barriers to entrepreneurial success and small business growth.

Following our very prominent Design-Build-Grow framework, the ICSB Marketplace is a space where all entrepreneurship stakeholders can meet, learn, exchange, and promote one another. If you are interested in being part of the ICSB Marketplace and growing your business, organization, region’s entrepreneurial orientation, then fill out this form now!