While applications have closed for the Comet Competition, the contest is just starting to heat up. Online judging has begun and will be completed shortly. The next step—in-person judging—will be held in Q4 at 16 global locations. The contest will culminate at Cloud Summit 2020 in Miami Beach, where 16 top finalists will compete for the grand prize.

You’re invited to join us at Cloud Summit and cheer on your favorite contestants. Will the winner be—you? Plus, get all the benefits the event has to offer: more of everything you need to grow your cloud practice.

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As an industry leader in go-to-market innovation, Ingram Micro Cloud is always looking for new ways to support the next wave of technology companies. That’s why we have launched the Comet Competition—the only challenge dedicated to discovering talented B2B independent software vendors (ISVs) and funding their trajectory to channel market success.

With the opportunity for companies to compete for over $4.5M in go-to market (GTM) funds, while building a lasting business relationship with Ingram Micro Cloud, the Comet Challenge aims to accelerate the success of the most promising startups under the stars.

This competition is supported in part by Microsoft as part of a partnership between Microsoft’s Microsoft for Startups group and Ingram Micro Cloud. Our goal is to accelerate the success of the most promising startups under the stars.

Join us at Cloud Summit 2020 to watch the top Comet Competition finalists make their best pitches for a chance to win $1 million in cash.

And, gain all the benefits the event has to offer to help your cloud business take off and reach new heights of success through the Power of More—more education, more networking and more inspiration than ever before.

Are you changing the world with your B2B technology?

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The contestants

Compete with the best & brightest from around the planet.

The Comet Competition is designed to give new companies the financial jump-start they need to get new technologies off the ground. Startups that have generated less than $10M in revenue in the last 12 months are invited to compete. Applicants represent a wide range of focus areas, including:

Manufacturing tech
Financial tech

Infrastructure/IaaS management
Retail tech

Collaboration tech
and more

The judging process will take place in two phases:

Online judging will be completed in November, with 16 finalists chosen and notified for each of the competition locations.
In-person judging will take place in Q4, when one winner and three runners-up will be selected for each competition location.

The Prize

Get the funding to send your startup into orbit.

Our mission is to give the Comet Competition winners the power to achieve astronomical success within the channel. By providing generous cash and GTM funding as prizes, our plan is to help businesses transform from a small startups to full-fledged unicorns in a flash.

Cloud Summit

  • The top 16 winners globally will compete for $1M cash at Cloud Summit 2020

*Note: These go-to-market awards take no equity or debt and are intended for scaling business operations of winning startups. Cloud Summit award value is considered part of the overall GTM funding.

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See the 12 rising stars and top three winners that were discovered in the 2018-2019 Comet Competition.

Follow us on our new Instagram page (@CometCompetition) for updates as the contest unfolds. Watch for announcements, event information, startup success stories, engaging new content for ISVs and more.


Email us: comet@ingrammicro.com