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In 2022, Austin FC and Q2 Holdings Inc. are bringing back the 2022 Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, which is presented by Q2 in collaboration with DivInc, an Austin-based nonprofit.

The second annual business initiative invites Austin entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups to apply and compete for $100,000 in “Dream Starter” funds to accelerate their entrepreneurial venture.

Could these funds accelerate you or your businesses' future? This is your chance. Applications for the 2022 Austin FC Dream Starter Competition are now being accepted. The selected winning venture will be announced on Saturday, June 25.

Applications for the annual competition will close at midnight on Wednesday, April 27.

From the initial applicant group, five (5) finalists will be selected and notified on Friday, May 27, to participate in a Pitch Contest on Thursday, June 9, at Q2 Stadium. Each finalist’s presentation will be evaluated by a diverse group of representatives from Austin FC, Q2 Holdings Inc., DivInc and other executives from the Austin entrepreneurial community. The Austin FC Dream Starter Competition winner will be announced to the public and honored with a check presentation during halftime at the Austin FC vs. FC Dallas match on Saturday, June 25.

In 2021, Anthony Gantt, CEO of At Ease Rentals Corporation, was selected as the inaugural Austin FC Dream Starter Competition winner.

7.2 Dreamstarter winner

For a complete list of terms and conditions about the Austin FC Dream Starter Competition, click here.