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Pro-Viden Monitoring Water Quality in Mexico

XALAPA, MEXICO – Preemar Soluciones Acuícola, a real-time water quality monitoring system, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Mexico. Its founder, Alejandro Valdes, captured the first place and advances to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 184 countries. “Pro-Viden performs measurements […]

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Malaysian Startup Using AR to Teach Sign Language

CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA – Siasitok Sign Language AR, a startup that is improving education of the hearing-impaired through augmented reality technology, captured first prize at the Malaysian finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Cyberjaya. Siasitok Sign Language AR uses technology to help people learn sign language — easier, faster, more fun and more effectively. […]

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KAUST Startups Sweep Saudi Finals of Entrepreneurship World Cup

THUWAL, SAUDI ARABIA – Five King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) startups secured wins at the Misk Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) that took place recently at Mohammad bin Salman College (MBSC). The five winners, who were each awarded US$50,000, are graduates of KAUST’s own entrepreneurship programs, including the TAQADAM Startup Accelerator in partnership […]

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Now Open For Applications

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes. With 100,000 entrants from around the world, EWC elevates entrepreneurs – providing you with tools and resources to grow your venture. It doesn’t matter how far you’ve come – idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond – EWC can put you on the right course. Leverage world-class content in the EWC Accelerator to: unleash your ideas, hone your pitching skills and engage with a global network of mentors. And, oh yeah, compete for those life-changing prizes, together with business opportunities and investment.

Life-changing Prizes

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The value proposition of EWC is all about the entire experience – training, resources, connections, mentorship and more. But on top of that, we’ve got a great number of impactful prizes – up to $5 million in total – with dozens of cash prizes, investment opportunities and awesome resources and perks from our leading partners.

  • 3

    Global grand prizes

    For the three stages, early, idea, and growth.

  • 15

    Global Finalist Stage Prizes

    Including industry-specific and social enterprise prizes.

  • 100

    National Prizes

    (one for every participating country)

  • Open stage for all investors to offer deals

July – September 2019

Accelerate 2

National winners are put through a combination of virtual training sessions and direct, one-to-one mentorship to prepare them for the Global Finals.

The 5 Stages of Participation

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  • Accelerate 1

    February – May 2019

    Startups are put through a series of education and virtual training opportunities to sharpen their skills around areas such as customer & industry knowledge; personal & team skills; creativity & problem solving, and business acumen.

  • National Competition

    May – June 2019

    Competitions happening simultaneously in 100 countries at the national level, virtually & live events. 100 winning teams from 100 countries are awarded with prizes and advance to stage 3.

  • Accelerate 2

    July – September 2019

    National winners are put through a combination of virtual training sessions and direct, one-to-one mentorship to prepare them for the Global Finals.

  • Global Finals

    November 2019

    Global finalists are put through live training sessions, network with potential investors and compete on stage for in prizes and support services.

  • Post-EWC Support

    All national winners are enrolled in the Starters Club, providing a global peer network, mentorship and other support services to help members reach their full potential. Other partners may be engaged to provide post-EWC support.

Entrepreneurship Around the World

  • Share of adults in Nigeria who have recently started a business or are in the process of starting one is 39.9% of all those surveyed.

  • India scores 8 out of 9 in youth entrepreneurship strategy

  • Brazil and Nigeria score the highest in terms of the rates of early entrepreneurial activity (individuals starting a business in the past 42 months).

  • The UK rank is high in New Business Density with 100 new businesses per 1,000 people.

  • Shortest time in any of the G20 countries to start business is Canada where you can start business in 1.5 days.

  • 50% of young Indonesians surveyed have received some entrepreneurship training


The Entrepreneurship World Cup is designed for and made possible by partners. Learn how to become part of the world’s most innovative alliance and connect with more 100,000 entrepreneurs from all over the globe.

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The World is a Stage for you

Entrepreneurship knows no boundaries – and neither should you. No matter where you are, we are coming to a place near you. This is your chance to advance and make your way to a global stage. Stay tuned for more information about what's happening in your area.

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