Submit your start-up or business idea for a chance to win $50,000 in start-up funding

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 and Consumer Products

Companies must be less than 2 years old at the time of submission, have less than $50,000 in gross revenue and have their main office location in Suffolk County.

We are now *receiving start-up nominations for our 2018 Riptide competition, with a live event finale on November 10th, 2018 in Southampton, NY.  

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



*All submissions are due before Friday, September 21st, 2018.

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