High Stakes Pitch

The High Stakes Pitch Competition is back to give our state’s most promising startups a chance at a $100,000 investment prize. The winner of High Stakes Pitch will advance to the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in Silicon Valley to compete for a chance to win $1,000,000.


This is where your entrepreneurial journey continues. Applicants must meet a set of baseline qualifications in order to be considered. The qualifications include:

  • Is a Louisiana-based business, or willingness to relocate
  • Scaleable, high growth business model
  • Less than $750,000 in 12-month trailing revenue
  • Previous HSP participants (not winners) may enter

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About Startup World Cup

The winner of High Stakes Pitch will advance to the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in Silicon Valley on October 4 to compete for a chance to $1,000,000. Courtesy of our sponsors, airfare and hotel accommodations will be covered.

Startup World Cup is the largest and leading global annual startup competitions worldwide. Created by Pegasus Tech Ventures, the Startup World Cup team, together with local regional partners, look for the most promising startups from over 50 regions worldwide.

From 12,000 startups from around the world, only one will be crowned as the global winner and walk away with an investment prize of 1,000,000!

Will that be you?

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  • 500+ Speakers

  • 50,000+ Global Attendees

  • 2,500+ Investors

  • 70+ Regionals

  • $1M Grand Prize


In order to have everything in place before the final pitch, the competition will follow a specific timeline and will be segmented into a few distinct phases.

Timeline of events for this year’s High-Stakes Pitch Competition:


The Prize Investors

The investment being offered as a prize to the winning company comes from a two groups of Louisiana-based investors. The investment prize is managed by Innovation Catalyst and Red Stick Angels.

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