Do you have what it takes to win? Stay in the know on upcoming competitions.

Any B2B ISV startup located in any part of the world may apply.

I want to compete

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 $5M in go-to market (GTM) funds and cash, 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.

Are you changing the world with your B2B technology?

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Global Finalists


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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 process

Map out your path to supersonic success.

Applications will be open from August 1 to October 31, 2019. All applicants will be evaluated on their vision for the future, potential in their channel and 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 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 16 final top winners will compete for a grand prize of $1M cash at Cloud Summit 2020 in Miami.

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.

Go-to-Market Awards*

  • Top winners will each receive $100,000 in-kind GTM funding
  • Three runners-up will each receive $50,000 in-kind GTM funding

Cloud Summit

  • The top 16 winners globally will compete for $1M cash at Cloud Summit 2020
  • All 16 top winners will receive a free Cloud Summit pass and a three-night hotel stay for one founding member
  • All 16 top winners will be given a complimentary booth on the expo floor to showcase their products.

*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.

Do you have what it takes to win? Stay in the know on upcoming competitions.

Any B2B ISV startup located in any part of the world may apply.

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

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


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