Startup Pitch Competition

The KNOW Startup Pitch Competition brings together the world’s leading early-stage companies that are propelling the Future of Trust

The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 24, 2019


For its 3rd year, the KNOW Conference is hosting its Startup Pitch Competition, providing startups with the platform to pitch their innovative solution, idea or technology to a captivated audience of industry professionals and revered investors. You’ll also have the opportunity to network and build new partnerships with industry startup founders, investors, and seasoned industry vets.


Of the many that apply, 10 Startup Pitch Competition Finalists will go head-to-head on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Las Vegas to compete for $15,000 in cash prizes


How to Apply

Interested in applying? We’d love to see you pitch! We request all applicants to submit a short video that gives us a sense of who you are and how your solution is redefining the way we think about identity.

Video submissions should cover the following points:

– Your startup’s value proposition
– What problem your product/service is solving
– Why your startup is a good fit for the KNOW 2019 Conference

Note: Videos can be recorded on a smartphone or webcam. No need to film anything fancy! Video submissions should be no longer than 2 minutes and can be uploaded via our web form or through a YouTube link.

Startups interested in applying must meet the following criteria:

– Have received under $3 million in funding
– Are less than 3 years old (at the time of the competition)

How to Prepare

In February, we will notify all applicants whether they have been selected as one of 10 lucky finalists.

Finalists are expected to prepare a presentation showcasing the company’s innovative solution, idea, or technology. Startup Competition Finalists will have a total of 10 minutes to pitch to a dedicated panel of investors and industry professionals on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the KNOW Conference, held at the Aria in Las Vegas.

All presentations will be timed to 3 minutes. At the end of each pitch, the panel of judges will be given an additional
3 minutes for Q&A.

How to Win

Finalists will be assessed by a panel of judges, and the results will be shared at the KNOW Conference keynote presentation on Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019. Winners will have the chance to take home up to $15,000 in cash prizes and recognition as a leading startup defining the future of trust!

For more information on the application process and Startup Pitch Competition, please check out our rules and regulations


on KNOW 2018’s Startup Pitch Competition Winner

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“Winning the KNOW 2018 Startup Pitch Competition brought prestige and recognition to our company. This led to new deals in Europe, where we focus on implementing self-sovereign identity solutions for cities and municipalities, chain-of-custody projects, and credential management.


Participating in KNOW’s Startup Pitch Competition has been invaluable in propelling the future of our business!”

Jo Vercammen
Co-founder & CEO of Juru


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