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Render Competition is back for 2024!!

Since 2020, Render Capital has annually hosted the Render Competition, investing $100,000 in 8 companies. In 2024, we're expanding, aiming to invest $100,000 into not 8 but 12 companies! Hundreds of startups globally compete for these investments and a comprehensive support package valued at over $1,000,000. We invite applications from anywhere in the world! See below for criteria and terms.


Investment Terms:

  • $100,000 on a convertible note at a $2.5M post money cap, 6% interest, 3-year maturation date
  • Winners commit to relocating their company headquarters and at least one founder to Jefferson County, Kentucky, or Clark or Floyd counties in Indiana for a minimum of one year.


Companies that we're not a fit for:

  • Founded before 2019
  • Raised more than $1M to date
  • Brick and mortar, restaurants, non-profits, and professional services(such as tax, consulting, or accounting businesses without a proprietary tech component)


Key Dates: 

  • Sunday, March 10th at 11:59PM ET: Applications closes!
  • Monday, April 8th: Application results and next steps
  • Friday, April 19th: Virtual Live Pitch to select the 12 winners
  • Monday, April 29th - Thursday, May 2nd: Winners are flown to Louisville, Kentucky for Derby Tech Summit


If you have any additional questions, please visit our website here or email Triet Nguyen(triet@render.capital) with subject line "2024 Render Competition!" We look forward to seeing your application!

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