The third edition of the Entrepreneurship World Cup is underway with applications now open to entrepreneurs in 200+ countries looking to take part in the world’s largest startup support program and pitch competition.
Interested entrepreneurs can complete the application on the EWC platform to gain access to free training resources, perks and the chance to compete in their national finals and advance to the global stage.
100 startups will be flown to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November 2021 to participate in an intensive startup bootcamp and compete in the EWC Global Finals for their share of US$1 million in cash prizes. All 100 global finalists receive a package of perks and in-kind support services valued at US$750,000 and gain automatic entry into the GEN Starters Club with access to a peer network of promising founders to share ideas and experiences while opening doors to new opportunities.
Cash prizes include:
- Grand Prize: US$500,000
- Second Prize: US$250,000
- Third Prize: US$100,000
- Idea Stage Prize: US$50000
- Early Stage Prize: US$50,000
- Growth Stage Prize: US$50,000
The program was launched in 2019 with more than 102,000 registered participants. NERv, a Canadian healthtech startup with a sensory platform designed to detect complications following abdominal surgeries, emerged victorious and took home the grand prize check for US$500,000.
With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, 175,000 registered participants entered EWC 2020. TurtleTree Labs, a biotech startup from Singapore that produces milk using cell-based technology, claimed the top honors.
Entrepreneurship World Cup is hosted by Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Global Education and Leadership Foundation. It is supported by OneValley and the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, along with a range of partners.