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EWC Accelerates: Susan Amat on ‘Building a Brand’

In preparation for the second annual Entrepreneurship World Cup, competitors from around the globe take part in a series of virtual training and mentorship programs that help them hone their skills and increase their chances of winning their national competitions—as well as those who advance to the Global Finals—through EWC Accelerates. Within the EWC platform, participants […]

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Six Saudi Startups Qualify for Global Finals

The Saudi National Finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) took place yesterday, with fourteen of the best startups in the Kingdom pitching their business ideas at an interactive virtual event. The overall winner selected by the judges was Talon Dust Control, a company based at KAUST that provides dust control and soil stabilization solutions […]

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EWC Accelerates: Etienne Gillard on ‘Learning From Failure’

In preparation for the second annual Entrepreneurship World Cup, competitors from around the globe take part in a series of virtual training and mentorship programs that help them hone their skills and increase their chances of winning their national competitions—as well as those who advance to the Global Finals—through EWC Accelerates. Within the EWC platform, participants […]

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Entrepreneurship World Cup is the world’s largest entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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 – $1 million in cash prizes total for the global winners plus a combined $70 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 EWC national competitions offer their own prizes.

  • 3

    Global Grand Prizes

    $500k for first; $250k for second; $100k for third

  • 3

    Global Stage Winner Prizes

    $50,000 cash prize each for the top Idea, Early + Growth stage winners

  • 100

    Global Finalist Prizes

    In-kind services + opportunities valued at $700,000 each

  • Open stage for all investors to offer deals

February – June 2020

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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.

The 5 Stages of Participation

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  • Accelerate 1

    February – June 2020

    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

    June - August 2020

    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

    August - September 2020

    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

    October 2020

    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.

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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