ANY ENTREPRENEUR. ALL STAGES. EVERYWHERE.

THIS IS THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORLD CUP.

 

COULD YOUR BUSINESS IDEA TAKE OVER THE WORLD?

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is an international startup accelerator program and competition that empowers entrepreneurs at all levels – idea stage, early stage and growth stage – helping them reach the next stage in their journey. It combines a massive pitch competition with access to a global platform with virtual training, mentoring, valuable perks, potential investment and a shot at life-changing prizes.

100 startups worldwide will get the opportunity to pitch on stage for a share of US$1 million in cash prizes in the EWC Global Finals held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 18-20 October 2020. Startups in Finland have the opportunity to enroll to the program and to be selected in the global pitching competition through a national competition. Xamk Small Business Center is the national organizer and will send the national winner to Saudi Arabia to the global finals. You can read about the experiences from last year here (in Finnish).

The phases are the following:

ACCELERATE 1 – MAY-JUN 18th, 2020

All the startups are invited to sign up and register for the EWC platform. Participaring entrepreneurs will get support in preparering their pitch deck for evaluation.

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS – AUG, 2020

EWC NATIONAL FINALS FINLAND will select a one national winner to advance to the next stage. National competitions are happening simultaneously around the world. The winning startups will be able to advance to Accelerate 2 and for a chance to be among the EWC100 to pitch at the Global Finals in October.

ACCELERATE 2 – AUG, 2020

National winners will go through a six-week acceleration phase, featuring virtual training sessions and one-on-one mentorship to prepare them for the Global Finals stage of the competition. After Accelerate 2, EWC will announce the EWC 100 global finalists invited to pitch live at the Global Finals

GLOBAL FINALS – OCT 18-20, 2020

Each of the EWC100 global finalists will network with potential investors and compete onstage in Saudi Arabia for dozens of cash prizes, investment opportunities and awesome resources and perks from our leading partners.

SING UP FOR THE JOURNEY!

TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A VENTURE AND SCALE YOUR BUSINESS

Startups in all the fields of business and everywhere are invited to sign up for the program and to compete of the position in the EWC Global Finals. No matter what stage an entrepreneur in, EWC participants will have an access to an exclusive content library with information relevant to their current stage of the journey. 

IDEA-STAGE entrepreneurs have typically not developed a business model around their idea yet.

EARLY-STAGE startups may have a business model, but likely are just beginning to generate revenues.

GROWTH-STAGE companies have proven their value proposition with revenues and are looking to scale their business.

Free of charge. Only businesses with existing venture investment are not eligible.

For more information contact:

Elina Pöllänen

elina.pollanen@xamk.fi, 040 1447150

Visit the website to learn more about the EWC Global Finals https://entrepreneurshipworldcup.com/.

 

LIFE-CHANGING PRIZES

EWC 2020 winners will be eligible to receive prize packages totaling more than US$70 million of in-kind services and more than US$1 million in cash.

Grand Prize Champion: $500,000

2nd Place Winner: $250,000

3rd Place Winner: $100,000 

Idea Stage: $50,000

Early Stage: $50,000

Growth Stage: $50,000 

Social Enterprise: $50,000 

 

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is an initiative of the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation, backed by a broad collection of entrepreneurial support organizations and strategic partners. Xamk Small Business Center is the national organizer of the competition and will sponsor the national winne to the EWC GLobal Finals.

 

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