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.

In October 2017, we invited i-hamptons members and local companies to submit their start-up business ideas to us for the chance to win $25,000 of start-up funding and mentorship support to grow to the next level.

Twenty semi-finalists were selected to compete online for votes from the local community. After over 3,000 votes were cast, five finalists were selected to present to our panel of judges and the audience live on November 25th, 2017. 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 2017 Winners

Panel Award
Panel Award
$15,000 grant
Audience Award
$10,000 grant

Riptide 2017 Finalists

Riptide 2017 Semi-finalists

Thanks to all the participating companies and entrepreneurs for making our inaugural Riptide event so fun and successful.  Thanks to our panel of helpful and inspiring panel, and special guest Southampton Mayor - Michael Irving.
Finally, thank you to our generous sponsors and patrons, without whom we could not have made the grants possible.
If you are interested in submitting your start-up for next years event, feel free to submit it online here, and we will contact you with more information.

Riptide 2017 Sponsors