September 5 is the deadline to apply to the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition sponsored by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. The Entrepreneurship World Cup is one of the biggest and most diverse startup pitch competitions of its kind, featuring more than 370,000 entrepreneurs from over 200 countries and offering winners life-changing prizes for entrepreneurs at all levels – from idea stage to scale-up.
The competition features USD $1 million in cash and/or investment total for the global winners plus a combined USD $100 million worth of in-kind support for the top 100 global finalists, not to mention investment opportunities and awesome resources and perks from our leading partners. In addition to these global prizes, many national competitions in the EWC Qualifier stage offer their own prizes.
The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a pitch competition. It gives everyone who enters access to the knowledge, networks and for some, the capital they need to start and scale a company.
Do you have an idea for a new company, but aren’t sure how to start or find the resources you need to take the next step? EWC helps you unleash your idea with free on-demand training and $10,000 in perks – just for signing up. Plus, you have a chance to win $50,000 in cash prizes and to meet and network with and top investors locally and internationally. Being an EWC alumni will give you access to an international community.
Do you have an emerging startup and want to accelerate its trajectory? EWC empowers early-stage founders with access to world-class educational resources, training and up to $100,000 in perks — as well as a chance to sharpen your skills through a global pitch competition and win up to $300,000 in cash prizes. You will also have a chance to meet and network with peers and top investors locally and internationally. Being an EWC alumni will give you access to an international community.
Have you already found your market fit, started gaining serious traction and have an initial round of funding secured? EWC provides you with a global network of potential collaborators and expert mentors to help you achieve exponential growth – and a chance to win a no-strings attached check for $300,000. Plus, a chance to meet and network with peers and top investors locally and internationally. Being an EWC alumni will give you access to an international community.
Contestants entering the Entrepreneurship World Cup compete against other startups from their country or in a a Global Pool in EWC finals, and a select number of contestants will advance to the next round where approximately 250 contestants will compete to be part of the EWC 100 – the top 100 startups selected to take the main stage at the EWC Global Finals.