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INVESTMENT

Defy’s investment in its EITs includes seed
financing to launch their businesses and
opportunities to tap into Defy’s extensive
private sector network for guidance, contacts
and other supports.


Business Plan Competitions
EITs hone their sales and presentation chops by competing in four business plan competitions during the Academy:

  • Rocket Pitch Competition: EITs pitch their business ideas for critical feedback from successful business executives, entrepreneurs, and investorsThe top prize for this Competition is $500.

  • Capital Call Competition: Offers EITs an opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in proof of concept seed grants to launch their businesses

  • Angel Pitch Competition: Offers EITs an opportunity to earn up to $10,000 in seed grants to launch their businesses.

  • Venture Capital Pitch Competition: Offers EITs an opportunity to earn up to $15,000 in seed grants to launch their businesses.