Welcome To The Hamptons FIRST
Start-up Pitch Competition

RipTide is brought to you by i-hamptons, the first community dedicated to entrepreneurs and innovators on the East End.  For more information on how to join this community click here.

After the success of our inaugural start-up pitch competition last November, Riptide is back, and bigger than ever.  This year we had 20 local companies submit their business ideas to the competition.

12 semi-finalists competed for over 3,000 votes and the top 5 finalists presented live to our panel on November 10th.  Up for grabs was up to $50,000 in grant funding, prizes and mentorship from the East Ends most successful entrepreneurs.  After a fun evening of presentations and tough decisions, two companies were selected as the winners of the 2017.  Check out the summary of the Finale event here and watch the event here

Riptide 2018 Winners

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Panel Award
$20,000 grant
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Audience Award
$10,000 grant

Riptide 2018 Semi-finalists

If you are interested in submitting your start-up for next years event, please provide us your information here.

Riptide 2018 Sponsors

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Thank you to our generous sponsors and patrons, without whom we could not have made the Riptide grants possible.

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