Mar 20, 2019 | 7 min read

Call For Entries: The 2019 LoRaWAN Startup Challenge!

Momenta Ventures is pleased to announce the LoRaWAN Startup Challenge, a contest and event to recognize the most-innovative early stage startups leveraging Low Power, Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), specifically LoRaWAN.

The LoRaWAN Startup Challenge is open for entry now, and the final event will be held June 13, 2019 as part of the LoRa Alliance Annual Membership Meeting in Berlin. The winner will receive $10,000 – sponsored cash prize! All finalists will receive a one-year Adopter membership to the LoRa Alliance, complementary booth space at the event, and will be featured in Momenta and the LoRa Alliance press.

All entrants will also have the benefit of deeper visibility by Momenta Ventures.

The event will provide invaluable opportunities for global high-tech startups to participate in the venture capital fundraising process by receiving world-class mentoring and expert feedback of business plans and models. In addition, they will be able to present their ideas and make their pitches for funding in front of a board of venture capitalists looking for viable investment opportunities.

To enter, please submit a pitch deck to Momenta Ventures by May 1, 2019, in order for a company to be considered for participation.

This contest is backed by  The LPWAN Ecosystem Fund , a  venture capital fund that is managed by Momenta Ventures, the investment arm of Momenta Partners, with investments coming from strategic stakeholders in the LPWAN ecosystem. 

Momenta Ventures is a recognized leader in early-stage investments in Connected Industry. Led by partners with deep domain expertise in energy, manufacturing, smart spaces and transportation / logistics, Momenta Ventures benefits from Momenta Partner’s advisory and talent practices.  

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Application is open through May 1!

  • Top 20 semi-finalists selected by May 7
  • Top 5 finalists selected by May 20
  • Finalists will pitch at the finals on June 13 as part of the LoRa Alliance Annual Membership Meeting in Berlin
  • Finalists will have a booth presence at the event


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For more information about the 2019 LoRaWan Startup Challenge and the Eligibility Criteria for this contest click the apply button below!




This might be of interest:

Venture Capital perspective of LoRaWAN - Stephen Berard, Momenta Ventures, at the 2019 Things Conference, Amsterdam 
#42 Wienke Giezeman The initiator of The Things Network and CEO of The Things Industry; Ed Maguire sits down with Wienke Giezeman, CEO of The Things Industry. They discussed building the LoRa standard, some critical use cases and the role of alliances and collaboration in building his ecosystem.
#44 Donna Moore, CEO and the Chairwoman of The LoRa Alliance; In this Podcast, Ed Maguire speaks with Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the Lora Alliance. An organization dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation around the LoRa standard, hare are insights on the rapidly growing ecosystem. 


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