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The UPS X-Port Challenge is a promotion to help support small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in their export initiatives.

To participate, businesses can apply to earn an opportunity to pitch their solutions/products with a potential to win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits in each respective district.

A designated panel of judges select finalists from regional competitions to participate at a Pitch-Off event. If selected as a finalist, applicants will pitch the judges on why their business is ready for the global marketplace. Three winners are selected from each regional competition based on their international appeal and execution strategy.

The district winners will compete in a virtual contest with the top three finalists competing in a National Pitch-Off event for cash prizes (1st place - $25,000, 2nd place - $15,000 & 3rd place - $10,000).

Register for an X-Port Challenge near you

To enter the 2017 UPS X-Port Challenge, please complete the form and carefully answer all application questions. The required contact information must be provided and answers to the questions must be entered/pasted into the designated boxes below for your entry to be considered. Once you have submitted the application form, your local representative will contact you regarding next steps.