Submissions & Voting NOW CLOSED For 2019!

If you have a start-up business and are based on the East End, then RipTide is an event you don't want to miss. Based on the popular Shark Tank format, stand out businesses will be selected to present their ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs, local celebrities and leading academia.

We are looking for innovative businesses focused on:

  • Health and Wellness

  • Food, Drink & Hospitality

  • Media and Technology

  • Retail, Consumer and Sustainable/Eco Products

Submission Rules:

  • Companies must be less than 2 years old at the time of submission

  • Companies must have less than a total of $50,000 in gross revenue

  • Companies main office location must be in Suffolk County

  • Majority business owner must have less than $50,000 personal income for the past two years

  • All submissions are due before 5pm September 25th, 2020.

We are now *receiving start-up nominations for our 2019 Riptide competition, with a live event finale, 4pm - 7pm November 9th 2019 at Southampton Arts Center.


  • To learn more about last year's event, and winners, click here.

  • For TICKETS to the 2019 finale please click here.

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