Startup World Cup, a global conference and competition, with 11 Regional Events makes its debut. The championship aims to bring together key entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and institutions from the local ecosystem combined with a unique global Seedstars World flavor.
The applications from startup from all over the world will be shortlisted. These applicants will pitch in front of a huge crowd at one of the 11 regional events. Judges will select top 16 startups to compete for the grand prize in San Francisco on March 24th, 2017. The jury will have Kevin Hale (Managing Partner- Y Combinator), Eric Feng (Partner- Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and David Cohen (Founder and Managing Partner-Techstars).
Startup from any sectors (but must be for profit) are eligible to join. Startups have to be formally registered entities and must have at least 1 full-time employee. At the time of application, companies must have a functional prototype, and cannot be at idea stage. There is no cap on money raised in the earlier stages of funding, to participate in the competition.
Startup World Cup has partnered up with some of world’s largest conferences and tech events to host 11 regional startup competitions for North & South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australia, including India as well.
The main competition event will start with a conference where world-class key-note speakers, VCs , entrepreneurs and other public figures will discuss the main challenges of the startup world. The conference and final competition will both take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California.