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P&G Ventures First-Ever Virtual Innovation Challenge – Submissions Close June 7, 2020

P&G Ventures, the early-stage startup studio within P&G is inviting entrepreneurs, inventors, and startups to submit a product pitch for its first-ever Virtual Innovation Challenge. The challenge, now in its third iteration, continues to seek out budding entrepreneurs driving the next generation of technologies that will change consumers’ lives, while helping fuel innovation amidst the global pandemic.



P&G Ventures partners with entrepreneurs, inventors, and startups to discover and create consumer products, brands, and businesses that solve people’s needs in categories new to P&G. Each P&G Ventures partnership is unique, providing funding and access to P&G’s experts, resources, and capabilities to help partners find their best customers, prove their technology, and create their brand.

The winner will be selected by a panel of P&G executives including Leigh Radford, Vice President and General Manager at P&G Ventures, and Julie Setser, Vice President of R&D at P&G Ventures, and Pete Blackshaw, CEO of Cintrifuse and will receive $10,000 and a chance to partner with P&G Ventures.


Top Three Finalists Receive

Opportunity to Pitch to a panel of executives | Pre-Pitch Mentorship

One Grand Prize Winner Receives

$10,000 Cash Prize | Chance to partner with P&G Ventures

What’s Required

You will be required to create an account and submit your innovation through the web portal powered by KITE®.

In addition to filling out the submission form, submitters will also be required to submit an original pitch deck of no more than 12 slides describing a technology that has a fast-moving consumer good that the entrant has developed that will improve the way people take care of their families, keep their homes clean, or live healthier lives.

Specific categories of interest are below.

Important Dates

Submissions Open: May 21, 2020
Submissions Closed: June 7, 2020
Top 3 Finalists Selected:
Week of June 8

Virtual Pitch Event:
June 24, 2020

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