The Entrepreneurship World Cup Organizers are excited to announce the top 10 startups selected from 175,000 entrants from 200 countries. This year’s finalists are set to compete for cash prizes totaling US$1 million; mentoring, networking and in-kind prizes valued at US$85 million.
These 10 startups (in alphabetical order) have been selected as the best in the EWC Global Finals that are taking place during the Misk Global Forum from 18-20 October. You can find a full profile for all 10 finalists on the EWC platform.
- Ecovery Holdings
- Genecis Bioindustries Inc.
- FLITE Material Sciences
- Key2enable Assistive Technology
- TurtleTree Labs
- VueTech Health Innovations
- Zafree Papers
Tomorrow, the finalists will pitch against each other in hopes of becoming the overall winner.
The EWC is one of the world’s largest and most diverse pitch competitions and support programs for the next generation of entrepreneurs – with 175,000 entrants applying from 200 countries in 2020.
The EWC finalists are competing at the Global Finals for a share of US$1 million in cash prizes – US$500,000 for first place, $250,000 for second place and $100,000 for third place. In addition, a cash prize of US$50,000 will be awarded to one top scoring startup from each of the following categories: idea stage; early stage; and growth stage. There is also a new social entrepreneurship category for this year’s competition. Each of the EWC finalists will also receive a package of in-kind services valued at US$850,000 each.
The four judges who will pick the winning entrants are:
- Kevin O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares ETFs in the United States;
- Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of Oyo Rooms in India;
- H.R.H. Prince Khalid bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, founder and CEO of KBW Investments; and
- Jeff Hoffman, chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
The EWC is hosted by the Misk Global Forum, Global Entrepreneurship Network and The Global Education & Leadership Foundation. It is supported by a range of global partners, including GSVlabs, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, TechCrunch, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, WebCongress, Endeavor, and organizations that hosted the EWC National Finals.
All 175,000 global participants gained access to free training materials from experienced mentors and US$25,000 worth of perks from dozens of partners including Zoom, Amazon Web Services and Shopify. Already, more than US$3.5 million worth of perks have been claimed by EWC 2020 contestants.