CREATE THE FUTURE
AWARDS

AT PLURALSIGHT LIVE

August 27-29 | Salt Lake City, UT
Pitch your big idea for the chance to win up to $50K

We’re hosting our second annual Create the Future awards, giving future-focused organizations the chance to pitch their products or services in front of a panel of industry experts and venture capitalists and win big.

The passionate, innovation-driven companies we select as finalists will present to our audience at LIVE before participating in a short Q&A with judges. Winners will be announced later at the conference on the main stage.

TIMELINE

application submissions
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

Open now until Sunday, June 23 at 11.59 p.m. PT

semi-finalists selected
SEMI-FINALISTS SELECTED

Wednesday, July 10

finalists selected
FINALISTS SELECTED

Wednesday, August 14

CATEGORIES & PRIZES

$50K

TECH FOR GOOD

For organizations focused on creating positive social impact in the world.

$50K

DISRUPTIVE TECH

Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard will personally invest in a company creating change in their industry through innovative applications of technology.

Three finalists will be selected from each category – Tech for Good and Disruptive Tech. All finalists will receive:

  • Dedicated booth space in our sponsor pavilion
  • Travel and hotel stay for two
  • Two (2) Pluralsight LIVE conference passes
  • Two (2) one-year subscriptions to Pluralsight

FAQ

APPLICATION CRITERIA
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
HOW MANY PRODUCTS/SERVICES CAN I SUBMIT?
HOW ARE THE ENTRIES SCREENED?
HOW AND WHEN WILL FINALISTS BE SELECTED?
DURING THE PRESENTATION TO THE JUDGES, HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ON STAGE PRESENTING?
WHAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?
WHAT ABOUT MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
JUDGING CRITERIA
CAN I VIEW THE COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM BEFORE FILLING IT OUT?
I’M NOT READY TO GIVE UP EQUITY IN MY COMPANY. CAN I STILL APPLY TO THE “DISRUPTIVE TECH” CATEGORY?
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS A SEMI-FINALIST?
IF I’M SELECTED AS A FINALIST, HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO PRESENT?
WHO ARE THE CREATE THE FUTURE AWARDS JUDGES?
WHO CAN ATTEND THE CREATE THE FUTURE AWARDS SESSION?
CAN I TALK ABOUT FUNDRAISING IN MY PRESENTATION?
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Create the Future award winners 2018

LAST YEAR'S WINNER

ANNIE CANNONS

AnnieCannons aids survivors of human trafficking through their mission-centered coding bootcamp.

“[AnnieCannons] had a good end of year! It always helps to talk about winning awards from interesting brands. We have about 18 women now who are ready to work and a few who've gotten outside jobs. We always like to create products that drive back the things that women have traditionally been shamed for. We ask them, 'What problem do you want to solve?' and then, 'How can we solve it with software?'"

- Jessica Hubley, Cofounder and CEO at AnnieCannons, Inc.

2018 SPONSORS

Big thanks to all our great sponsors who made the inaugural Create the Future Awards possible. Interested in being involved this year? Email [email protected]