The Germinator

The Germinator is a two-year competition for startups with funding rounds every six months. In addition to funding, teams receive training on topics including marketing, intellectual property, sales, financing and fundraising. Participants attend one-on-one mentoring with The Tech Garden’s team of experts and have access to the DevBox, a team of in-house software developers that can assist in building software and application products.

Every six months, teams compete in the “Greenhouse” pitch competitions. Judges and sponsors rate the teams’ progress and potential for success before choosing the teams that will earn additional funding and continue through the next round of the competition.