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Established in 2016, SASEtank is an incubator & startup competition rolled into one. We’re dedicated to inspiring & nurturing entrepreneurs within the SASE community.

Anyone can compete as long as you’re a member of SASE. We don’t care about your education, work experience, race, or gender.

This will be our 5th & biggest year. There are 2 application waves:
⭐️ Early Action — Apply by April 4th
⭐️ Regular Decision — Apply by May 4th (extended from April 18th due to popular request)

What to Know Before Applying

The Application —

Tell us your idea

Time is money and just like you, we like to spend ours wisely. That’s why we made our application short & sweet.

Apply for our 2021 Program in 3 easy steps:
1️⃣ Write 1/2 a page telling us about your idea.
2️⃣ Record a casual 30-sec video of yourself pitching your idea.
3️⃣ Fill out the application form & upload your files.

📣 You DO NOT need an actual product in order to apply. This is a common misconception. At this stage, all we care to know is WHAT your idea is about.

View the Application

The Prizes

Win over $2,000

⭐️ 04.20 UPDATE: The Regular Decision deadline has been changed to May 4th (extended from April 18th due to popular request).

Our pockets are deeper this year. We’re handing out almost $4k in cash, the most we’ve ever given!

🏅1st & 2nd place will be selected by the Final Round Judges.
🎖 The People’s Choice Award* will be selected by a live audience vote.

*You can win both a ranked Award AND the People’s Choice award. That’s over $2k!

Mentor Fellowship Program

Get 1-on-1 help from successful entrepreneurs

As a member of our program, one of the first things we’ll do is assign you a mentor. This mentor is dedicated to helping you throughout the entirety of the program.

You’ll meet at least 1x a month for whatever you need. This can be about your business plan, product development, public speaking, what have you.

(Pictured above: Our awesome mentors from last year)

SASEtank University

Learn from the experts

We’re a strong believer in learning from others’ mistakes & reducing learning curves. That’s why we designed SASEtank to be a program that supports folks of ALL experience levels — even those completely new to entrepreneurship.

SASEtank U is our series of educational events featuring guest speakers. We bring in experts from different fields who dive into topics relevant to the elimination round we’re in. They’re here to teach you about important aspects of product & business development and answer niche questions.

These courses are held on Zoom & are available exclusively to program participants. Not only will you learn more quickly, but they’ll help you score as high as possible at the end of each round.


What makes us unique from other programs? Hear directly from a Finalist & some of our 2020 partners