PrequelΒ Competitions

Build alongside the next generation of innovators and self-starters.

Prequel is a competition that helps you take your goals more seriously. Every round, we give participants cash prizes for setting and achieving the most ambitious goals.

Your network of young entrepreneurs and creatives.

Prequel Competitions help you generate momentum on your projects. Building a startup? Launching a brand? Prequel gives you a group of peers and a structure to keep you motivated.

Small milestones don't feel rewarding.

Progress can feel intangible. It's hard to stay motivated and on track.

It's easy to get stuck along the way.

When you don't know where to start, it can be hard to gain momentum on your vision.

School and extra-curriculars take up all your time.

Most programs have mandatory classes or sessions. They take time away from building.

What to expect in each round.

Set your own goals.

Work on your own ideas rather than ones assigned to you.

Rank the community's goals by level of ambition.

The community ranks each other's goals by level of ambition. More ambitious goals have the potential to win more points.

Use your time to get stuff done.

Once you've set your goals, all you have to do is submit evidence that you've accomplished them. There are no mandatory meetings. We want you to have the time to get stuff done.

Win points for achieving your goals.

You win points by providing evidence that you've achieved your goals. The person who sets and achieves the most ambitious goals wins the round.

Write a reflection to get a boost in the next round.

If you don't achieve your goal, you have the opportunity to write a reflection. Reflections help you recover points, giving you a boost in the next round.

You either win or you learn.

Learning powered by community.


Compete with other innovators and makers. Let them push you to set and achieve increasingly ambitious goals.


Get recurring feedback from other builders. Feedback, criticism, and reinforcement from peers can keep you moving.


Connect with other makers and curious minds. You'll continuously grow with a group of like-minded individuals.


At the end of every round, write a reflection. It'll give you a boost in the competition and help you know where to improve.

Control Over Your Time

All sessions are optional. We want to give you the freedom to get stuff done. The way you engage with the competition is up to you.

Cash Prizes

Celebrate small milestones with cash prizes. Cash can either be redeemed for gift cards or it can fund your ideas.

AΒ differentΒ path for everyone.



Find product-market fit and scale up.



Build and leverage an audience.



Push the limits of knowledge.



Give form to new possibilities.

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Build and launch real products.



Bring ideas to the forefront of other people's minds.



Broaden your horizons and discover your potential.



Aspire to something unconventional.

WhatΒ other ambitious young people are saying.

Joshua B πŸ§ͺ

Prequel Competitions has given my team and I the opportunity to compete through trial and error with people at the same level as us, not to mention while earning money along the way.

Ian C πŸ› οΈ

I've enjoyed Prequel Competitions and it definitely helped me make progress on my goals. There's a big strategy thing I didn't think of where I could've made a lot more goals and prioritized actually achieving them based on what's most realistic within the deadline and are ranked highly.

Toan T πŸ“Έ

Prequel Competitions was seriously the most fun and entertaining way to stay motivated and on track with my goals. Having accountability and support from the group made all the difference in keeping me focused and determined to succeed. This competition is a must-try for anyone looking to make positive changes in their life.

Arjun K πŸ“Έ

You get paid to achieve your goals... what a game!

Ready to take your goals seriously?

Prequel competitions are the best way for young builders to stay accountable towards their own goals β€” and they're free to join.

Choose your round length:


Cash Prize: $200

For short deliverables, executive function skills, and high frequency KPIs.

Time Commitment:

About 30 minutes over a 2 week period.


Cash Prize: $500

For project milestones, experiments, and important metrics.

Time Commitment:

About 1 hour over a 1 month period.


Cash Prize: $1500

For objectives, longer milestones, new projects, or side projects.

Time Commitment:

About 2 hours over a 3 month period.


Cash Prize: $5000

For serious long-term projects and career milestones.

Time Commitment:

About 5 hours over a 1 year period.


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