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 teamed up with MassChallenge to launch 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 $1.5M 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.

$300K

Cash Prizes

$1.5M+

Total GTM funding prizes

12

Global Finalists

3

Regional Winners

The Finalists

Discover the 12 rising stars and top 3 winners destined for greatness.

Upcoming Comet Competitions will take place in strategic locations throughout the world.

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:

Cybersecurity
Manufacturing tech
Financial tech

Infrastructure/IaaS management
Retail tech
IoT

Middleware
Collaboration tech
and more…

The process

Map out your path to supersonic success.

Applications were accepted through December 4, 2018. All applicants will be evaluated on their vision for the future, the potential in their channel and their ecosystem readiness by a panel of judges that consists of distinguished engineers, executives and industry influencers.

The judging process will take place in two phases:

Online judging will be completed in December, with 15 finalists chosen and notified for each of the competition locations: Boston, Tel Aviv and Austin.
In-person judging will take place in January, where one winner and three runners-up will be selected for each competition location.

The 12 final winners and runners-up will each enjoy a prize designed to help them quickly build, scale, promote,
sell and deploy their solutions.

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, they can go from being a tiny startup to a full-fledged unicorn in a flash.

Go-to-Market Awards*

  • Top 3 winners each receive $100,000 cash and $200,000 in-kind GTM funding
  • 9 runners-up each receive $75,000 in-kind GTM funding

Cloud Summit X

  • All 12 winners each receive a free Cloud Summit X pass and 3-night hotel stay for one founding member
  • All 12 winners each get a complimentary booth on expo floor to showcase their products.
  • The top 3 winners presented their startups on main stage during general session.

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

Check the press release

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Questions?

Email us: comet@ingrammicro.com