ELIGIBILITY: Early stage startups with under $2M USD in funding are eligible to enter. Companies must be incorporated. Startups in all industries are eligible to enter, excluding the following: arms, tobacco, cannabis, adult entertainment. Founders must be 18 years of age or older at time of application. Startups are required to have a working prototype to enter. Employees and vendors of HubSpot, Inc. and General Catalyst are not eligible to enter or win a prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. You must be in attendance in Boston on September 4th, to be eligible to win.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 12:00am EST on Monday July 22nd and ends at 11:59am PST on August 9th (the "Contest Period"). Finalists will be notified by email no later than 11:59 pm EDT on August 21st, 2019. Finalists will present live on September 4th, 2019. Winner will be selected based on criteria that can be found here, by the panel of judges at INBOUND. 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, fill out the form for the INBOUND Startup Pitch competition 2019 here: https://offers.hubspot.com/startups/inbound-pitch-night-2019 (the “Contest Webpage”) with all requested information including strategy, pitch deck, and brief pitch video (an “Entry”). Limit One (1) Entry per person, per company, and per e-mail address during the Contest Period, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.


Finalists will be selected by a panel of HubSpot for Startups experts employed by HubSpot, Inc. based on criteria that can be found on the Contest Webpage here. Finalists will be notified via email no later than 11:59pm EDT on August 12th, 2019. Finalists will be required to present their pitch live at INBOUND in Boston, MA on September 4th, 2019. 

The Contest winner (“Winner”) will be selected live, on-stage, at the pitch competition based on criteria that can be found here, by a panel of judges employed by HubSpot, Inc. or General Catalyst, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Contest shall be final.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, HubSpot may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by the panel of judges.

Prizes/Odds of Winning Prize: No more than ten finalists will be selected from all applicants. One (1 Winner will be determined on September 4th, 2019, live at the pitch competition.  

The Winner will receive:

  • HubSpot for Startups at 90% off list price in Y1, 50% in Y2, and 25% ongoing if under $2M USD funding, or 50% off in Y1, and 25% off in Y2 if over $2M USD in funding
  • 2 hours from GC analysts for mentoring, to be redeemed within 90 days of competition
  • 2 hours of consulting from a HubSpot marketer, to be redeemed within 90 days of competition
  • 2 free All Access passes to INBOUND 2020.

Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all Contest prizes: $4500 USD. Overall odds of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period. No prize substitution or cash equivalent of prize. No prize transfer. In addition to the Contest prizes, the Winner may receive discounts, coupons, or other offers (“Third Party Offers”) from HubSpot partners, e.g., $150 off partner services. All Third Party Offers are between the recipient and the company/ies making the offer(s). HubSpot will not be responsible for any Third Party Offers.

CONDITIONS: HubSpot reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest (or portion thereof).  HubSpot also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual. All federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of Winner. Should a dispute arise regarding the identity of the claimant, HubSpot reserves the sole right to determine the eligible party. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO BRING (AND COVENANTS NOT TO BRING) ANY CLAIM AGAINST HUBSPOT OR ANY OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS HUBSPOT FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST, OR HUBSPOT’S USE OF ANY ENTRY INFORMATION. Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

PUBLICITY AND RELEASE.  As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each Winner by accepting a prize grants to HubSpot, all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Contest entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material, as well as their company’s name, logo, company description, and photos and content from the pitch competition (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, or approval of the winner. If Winner does not respond to notification, or is not present when prize delivery is attempted, such prize will be forfeited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST. For notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: HubSpot Contest Entries, c/o HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141. Requests for winners' lists must be received within one month after the end of the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: HubSpot, Inc., 25 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02141