Win $5,000 to spend on Elance

Win $5,000 to spend on Elance

Elance is the largest and most popular freelance platform for businesses looking to hire and work with top freelancers. Over 500,000 businesses and 2 million freelance professionals in more than 150 countries use Elance. Each year more than 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance, and to date our professional community has earned nearly $700 million.


June is startup month at Elance, and want to fuel entrepreneurs’ bold ideas.

Entrepreneurs can enter the Elance Bold Idea Pitch Competition to win one of 10 great prizes sure to bring their startup idea to life. This includes a First Prize of $5,000 in Elance credits plus an online meeting with venture capitalists Paul Hsiao from NEA and Dan Marriott from Stripes Group. The second place winner will receive $2,500 in Elance credits, third place will receive $1,000 in credits and seven other Semi-Finalists will win $500 in credits.


Entrepreneurs should simply submit a 90-second video by June 19 (11:59 PDT), explaining their startup idea. The Elance community will vote for videos online, helping us narrow down the Top 6 Finalists. Each Finalist gets 5 minutes to pitch their idea online to a panel of judges. The contest is limited to startups less than two years old, with less than $250,000 in outside funding.

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