Submissions For 2020!

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

  • Founders must be working at the company as their main occupation

  • Funds must be used for future capital expenditures to expand the business

  • Founders must attend monthly mentorship sessions during the year

  • Business owner must have less than $50,000 salary for the past two years

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

We are now *receiving start-up nominations for our 2020 Riptide competition, with a live event finale, on November 7th 2020.


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

  • For TICKETS to the 2020 finale please click here.

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