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Winners will share in a $25,000 Prize Pool, including:

  • Cash prizes of $5,400
  • Technology prizes
  • Enterprise Monkey Smarter Tech Award
  • Mentoring
  • One hour legal advice
  • One hour marketing advice
  • Fast track to Runway
  • Complimentary tickets to Pivot 2017
  • Professional promotional photos
  • Website setup


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