June 20, 2024

NYC

One Founder $1 Million

Peerless is a pitch competition designed to help Black, Latine, Native American and female founders scale their vision from an early stage.

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Motivated by Equity

In partnership with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and their mission to serve underrepresented communities, we’re elevating exceptional founders through long-term mentorship, elite networking, and a $1M investment from AlleyCorp. Five founders will be selected for the final event, pitching their company to a diverse panel of startup leaders for a chance to win a $1M investment.

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The investment

One winner gets $1M

AlleyCorp invests $1M via an uncapped convertible note at a 20% discount.

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The investment

One winner gets $1M

AlleyCorp invests $1M via an uncapped convertible note at a 20% discount.

The investment

One winner gets $1M

AlleyCorp invests $1M via an uncapped convertible note at a 20% discount.

Apply Today

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THE Main Event

June 20th 2024 in nyc

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THE Main Event

June 20th 2024 in nyc

THE Main Event

June 20th 2024 in nyc

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programming

More than just a check

Twenty applicants will be invited to compete in a virtual pitch, with five selected for the in-person main pitch event in June. All finalists will be invited to a series of intimate networking events to meet and learn from experts across NYC's tech sector.

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programming

More than just a check

Twenty applicants will be invited to compete in a virtual pitch, with five selected for the in-person main pitch event in June. All finalists will be invited to a series of intimate networking events to meet and learn from experts across NYC's tech sector.

programming

More than just a check

Twenty applicants will be invited to compete in a virtual pitch, with five selected for the in-person main pitch event in June. All finalists will be invited to a series of intimate networking events to meet and learn from experts across NYC's tech sector.

Apply Today

Apply Today

What
The winner
gets

Capital

$1M to scale your startup and build your team.

Pillsbury Legal Services

Up to $45,000 in no-charge corporate startup legal services tailored to fit the needs of the winner.

Hands-On Mentorship

Guidance from some of New York's highest-performing business builders.

purposeful Networking

Introduction to an ecosystem of successful investors and established founders.

Talent Pipeline

Access to highly-qualified candidates for key early-stage roles.

Tech:NYC Membership

Exclusive events, panels and perks from the city's leading tech advocacy and networking organization.

AWS Credits

$100k in AWS activate credits

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Questions answered

join us for weekly info sessions

Interested founders are encouraged to attend an information session to ask questions about the process, eligibility, judging criteria, and more. Our virtual weekly info sessions will feature MLT founders who will share their experiences building startups, winning pitch competitions, and joining startup accelerators. We will also be offering 1:1 office hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions answered

join us for weekly info sessions

Interested founders are encouraged to attend an information session to ask questions about the process, eligibility, judging criteria, and more. Our virtual weekly info sessions will feature MLT founders who will share their experiences building startups, winning pitch competitions, and joining startup accelerators. We will also be offering 1:1 office hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply Today

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key dates

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Applications Open

Applications Open

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Applications Close

Applications Close

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20 Finalists Announced

20 Finalists Announced

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Virtual Pitch Competition

Virtual Pitch Competition

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Main Event

Main Event

questions

U.S. based companies that are technologically innovative that have not raised more than $1M.

You will be required to complete a questionnaire, submit your pitch deck, and upload a three minute video describing yourself and the impact you hope to make. We estimate that the entire application will take one hour to complete.

Once you click the Apply button on this website, you will be linked to the MLT application portal where you can create an account and apply.

Yes, the $1M investment is guaranteed to go to a single winner.

No. We are accepting applications from across the U.S., but the main event will take place in NYC.

Yes, all of your information will be saved, and you can login anytime before April 26, 2024 to complete it.