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Pitch-Off Event

All UPS X-Port Challenge applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The top 10 finalists will be invited to a Pitch-Off event, where they will pitch their products to a community panel of judges from businesses, non-profit organizations and investors that specialize in global commerce.

Each finalist will have a few minutes to demonstrate why their product(s) are ready for the global marketplace. The top three finalists from the Pitch-Off event will be awarded the following prizes*:

  • District Grand Prize: $10,000 in export shipping from UPS
  • District 2nd Place: $2,500 in export shipping from UPS
  • District 3rd Place: $1,000 in export shipping from UPS

All finalists will get a chance to meet and mingle with industry leading experts throughout the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to insights and strategies that can help grow your business globally.

The District winners compete in a UPS virtual run contest with the top three finalists participating in a National Pitch-Off event.

Each finalist will have a few minutes to demonstrate why their product(s) are ready for the global marketplace. The finalists from the National Pitch-Off event will be awarded the following prizes*:

  • National Grand Prize: $25,000 in cash
  • National 2nd Place: $15,000 in cash
  • National 3rd Place: $10,000 in cash

*Finalists must be able to attend the Pitch-Off event to win (please contact your local UPS district for venue location and event date). The application must be about a product that the qualifying business launched in the U.S. Market, or will launch in 2017. Limit of one application per business. Application must be completed by the deadline provided by your UPS district. Prizes are non-transferable. Prizes are issued via UPS shipping credits to finalist UPS accounts.