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GEN 2024 Entrepreneurship World Cup Pitch Competition

GEN 2024 Entrepreneurship World Cup Pitch Competition

GEN 2024 Entrepreneurship World Cup Pitch Competition

The 2024 Entrepreneurship World Cup Co-hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network is accepting applications from entrepreneurs to compete for US$1 million dollars in cash prizes and millions more worth of investment, support and publicity through national pitch competitions, bootcamps and a global finals event attended by leading investors.

However, the Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a pitch competition. Co-hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Monsha’at with support from more than 100 partners world-wide, the competition connects applicants at all levels – from idea stage to scale-up – with world-class connections, resources and mentorship opportunities to enhance their skills and take their ventures to the next level, regardless of whether or not they top the podium

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is co-hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and Monsha’at, the Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority in Saudi Arabia, with support from more than 50 strategic partners around the world, EWC is all about the entire experience – training, resources, connections, mentorship and more

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Contest Summary:

Company/Organisation(s): Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)

Program Type: Competition

Program Location: Saudi Arabia

Program Duration: Not Stated

Available Slot: Not specified

Basic Qualifications: Entrepreneurs

Nationality: All Countries

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Entrepreneurship World Cup:

  • Any startup from around the world is welcome to apply and become an Applicant.
  • Applicant startups must be legally registered or planning to register in their country of residence.
  • Applicant startups must be ten years or less old by the date of the Global Finals. Entity age is set by the date of company registration and not idea conception.
  • EWC Global Winners who won cash prizes during previous editions of the EWC Global Finals (2019-2023) are eligible to participate again in 2024 with certain candidacy considerations for future would-be prizes:
  • EWC Applicants can only be eligible for different prize categories than the prize they earned during previous participation in the competition.
  • Only EWC Grand Prize winners (first place overall) are ineligible to participate as applicant candidates for EWC 2024.
  • Any past second through fifth place winners and/or category winners are eligible and encouraged to apply, but cannot compete for the same placement.
  • To encourage fairness in competition, there is no fast-track for past winners to compete in the Global Finals, and all applicants will pass through the same judging process.
  • For example: Entrant A wins Idea Stage prize in 2021. If Applicant A reapplies, they will only be considered for EWC category prizes and/or non-Idea Stage “ranked prizes
  • For example: Entrant B wins a specific category prize in 2023. If Applicant B reapplies, they will only be considered for any category prize except the prize they previously win and/or all ranked prizes.
  • For example: Entrant C won second place in 2020. If Applicant B reapplies, they will only be considered for EWC category prizes and/or any ranked prize except second place.
  • Employees of the organizers, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, suppliers and immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the competition.
  • By submitting an application to participate in the Entrepreneurship World Cup, you are agreeing to and accepting the Terms of Use set out below under Terms and Conditions.

Benefits for the Entrepreneurship World Cup:

Global Finals Cash Prizes: Early Stage: The top five (5) Early Stage finalists receive cash prizes.

  • Early Stage Champion: $100,000
  • 2nd Place: $75,000
  • 3rd Place: $60,000
  • 4th Place: $45,000
  • 5th Place: $35,000

Global Finals Cash Prizes: Idea Stage: The top two (2) Idea Stage finalists receive cash prizes.

  • Idea Stage Champion: $50,000
  • 2nd Place: $25,000

Global Finals Cash Prizes: Growth Stage: The top three (3) Growth Stage finalists receive cash prizes!

  • Growth Stage Champion: $200,000
  • 2nd Place: $140,000
  • 3rd Place: $70,000

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Application Procedures for the Entrepreneurship World Cup (How to apply):

To participate in the Entrepreneurship World Cup Competition, prospective applicants are encouraged to utilize the “Click here” button located below to successfully navigate through the application procedures

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

For more information visit the official website

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