Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for ‘Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash’

U.S. entrepreneurs have until Aug. 15 to enter pitch competition hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Sprint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 1, 2014) — U.S. entrepreneurs have two weeks from today to apply for a chance to compete against the most promising startups in the country and, possibly, the continent and the world.

Friday, Aug. 15, at 5:00 p.m. CDT is the deadline for eligible founders to apply for "Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash," an online pitch competition presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Sprint. Applications opened on July 1 at www.getinthering2014.istart.org.

After two rounds of judging, five U.S. finalists will be selected to compete against five national finalists from Mexico and five from Canada in the first-ever North American Startup Clash, an exciting primetime event hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Sprint.

All 15 national finalists will travel expense-paid to Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 6 where they will receive educational presentation coaching, national and international exposure, and networking opportunities with leading entrepreneurship experts.

Learn more information about the American Startup Clash and U.S. eligibility requirements.