Take part in the top 2024 startup event! Get public recognition for your early-stage startup, find investors and advisors.


Burning Heroes is the first start-up awards created by founders for founders!

We know how hard it is to start from scratch: idea validation, team building, seeking market fit, go-to-market strategy, early adopters, and securing those crucial first investments. This is why we support the most promising teams by sharing our experience and network.

BH LatAm - startup competition for pre-seed and seed startups with traction from Latin-American region  powered by Burning Heroes Founders Association.
Our mission is to help early-stage startups reveal their potential and to contribute to the development of Latin America.
Apply now to get the chance to be noticed by top advisers and investors and to join our Burning Heroes community!





—Market Size
—Unit Economy
—Market Validation


—Product Vision


until  may 24, 2024

Apply for the competition as a startup founder. Include your pitch deck, link to your product or prototype, and tell us about your strengths, what problem you are solving and what difficulties you were able to overcome.

may 25 – jun 1, 2024

We carefully study and evaluate your pitch decks and select the best startups. Top 12 startups will get invitations to the online pitching panel.

JUN 4, 2024

Final. Online pitching session in front of our VC judges. A great opportunity to reach multiple potential investors at once.

JUN 10, 2024

The announcement of the top 3 startups in the following categories: Best Business Model, Best Product, and Best Startup.

If you weren’t selected for the Top 3, don’t worry. You will still get valuable feedback on how to improve your project and pitch

What  you  get

Media featuring

Top-investors' feedback

Free personal advising session with experts from the jury

Personal pricing and promo codes from our partners

Warm access to VCs

Membership in our closed community

Co-Founder & CEO, Mgmate

Founder, SalesKickstarter

Head of innovations, VK Tech / tarantool.io

Founder, Venturing Women

Co-founder & CEO, Kotleron Venture Media

Board Member, Greatleads

Founder, Keyos Studio


Can any startup participate, regardless of the type of activity?

Yes, any startup can take part in the contest from any field of activity. Whether high-tech innovation, IT, or production, we welcome projects that are ready to present themselves to the world.

Which countries are allowed to participate in the startup contest?

This contest is LatAm based, so we accept startups from any country from the region.

Do I have to pay to participate in this contest?

No, participation in our contest is free! We do not take any additional financial contributions from our competitors.

What will the participation in this contest give me?

Each participant in the contest will receive a chance to be seen. Top 15 startups will get valuable feedback from our judges -top VCs, accelerators, and experts from TOP companies. Winners will get up to 3 free individual consultations with an expert among the jury members, access to a closed community, as well as mentions in the media!

My startup is in idea stage, can I still participate?

Traction is an important criterion in our selection process. However, if you can prove your idea with validated data received while testing your hypotheses, you should try.

If my pitch deck is raw or under-developed and I know I won't win, should I still participate?

We recommend applying even if you are not confident in your deck. We pay much more attention to your ability to grow based on the market fit, product design, and the technology you are leveraging. If we can see this we will help you to improve your pitch and materials.

Will there be certificates, diplomas, or marks for participants and winners?

In addition to the experience, each participant will receive a unique diploma that states you took part in our startup contest. Winners will also receive an electronic badge that can be put on their website or mobile application as a sign of distinction for successfully passing our difficult but certainly interesting startup contest!