StartUp RockOn is more than just a series of great parties. We are a team of entrepreneurs who have launched, and still run, start-ups ourselves, and we are eager to help our own. We aren’t so far removed from start-up challenges, and we’ll never forget what it’s like to actually cook from scratch. We are dedicated to lending a helping hand.

The StartUp Challenge has helped bolster one local startup at each event with a financial infusion of up to $5,000, ensuring the legacy of StartUp RockOn will live beyond stellar events. Winners have been chosen by a VIP jury and are be invited to attend our events and join the StartUp RockOn community.

Previous winners include CodeNow, Citizinvestor (FL/RNC) & WeRx (NC/DNC).

Our Challenges have been judged by top entrepreneurs and startup supporters, including:
Matt Mullenweg, Co-founder, WordPress; Founder, Automattic
Michael Kempner, Founder, President & CEO, MWW Group
Priya Dayananda, KPMG
Michael Petricone, SVP of Government Relations, Consumer Electronics Association
Stacey Tank, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken USA
David Pryor, Jr., Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft
Scott Bailey, Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge
Ryan Costello, CEO of EventFarm
Lee Brenner, Co-Founder of HyperVocal
Kwasi Asare, CEO of Fighter Interactive

Please check back for future Challenges.