Call for Applications: The Spark Teen Accelerator Challenge 2020


Deadline: 17 may 2020


Companies, forged in flame

The Spark Teen Accelerator Challenge is not just an entrepreneurship competition - it’s the application process for the Spark Teen Accelerator, where companies are forged in flame. We’re not about rewarding smart business ideas with prize money, we’re about making those ideas actually happen through return-free investment. We’re looking for companies that are ready to put in the hard work to launch and grow their company.

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How It Works

Round 1: Pitch

Submit a five-minute pitch to our online portal. The top teams from our live pitchfest events held earlier this year will also advance to the next stage.

Round 2: Business Proposal

Teams that have qualified for Round 2 submit a three-page business proposal and a one-page budget plan. While the pitch was more focused on storytelling, the business proposal gets into the nitty-gritty

Finalists: Fireside Chat

Finalist teams have a casual twenty-minute virtual conversation with an experienced entrepreneur, who will choose the top teams to receive the award.

Aside from winning thousands of dollars in return-free investment, the first and second place teams will be given the choice to join the Spark Teen Accelerator, a startup accelerator where they will receive one-on-one mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and receive additional support from Spark Teen.


1st Place


In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator

2nd Place


In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator

3rd Place


In Return-Free Investment

Sustainability Prize


In Return-Free Investment + Access to the Accelerator

The process doesn’t end with winning the challenge; it begins with winning the challenge

The $15,000 return-free investment pool is just the beginning. Once you’re in the Accelerator, you’ll be mentored by the world’s greatest leaders and innovators. You’ll pitch in rooms you could not have dreamed of being in.

You’ll work harder than you ever have, but you’ll also learn more than you ever have. This is not a business idea competition; this is the entry point to making your idea a reality.