Funding: Early stage startups with under $1M USD in funding are eligible to enter. Companies must be incorporated.
Industry: Startups in the SaaS, tech and device industries are eligible to enter, excluding the following: arms, tobacco, cannabis, and adult entertainment.
Location: Only startups from Northeast Ohio are allowed to enter.
Product/Service: Startups are required to have a working prototype to enter competition.
Founders: The startup founder(s) must be 18 years old or older at time of application.