One team member is invited as the official representative from every startup and will be provided travel & accommodation sponsorship. However, additional team members are welcome to attend the EWC Global Finals as guests at their own cost, upon successful registration. A separate guests-registration link will be shared shortly.
If you have an invitation representing your startup and would like to transfer your sponsored invitation to another team member, RSVP at https://forms.gle/b6NCz8qH7ztxNPhR8 using her/his name and contact information. Only one RSVP is valid per startup. All other members and accompanying persons must register separately.
No. Not without clearance in advance by email that another representative from your startup will be attending in your place.
If you are participating in the EWC Pitch + Investor Bootcamp, we are expecting arrivals on November 8. Otherwise, you will proceed to the Global Finals on November 12-14.
The BOOTCAMP dates are as follows:
November 8: Arrival in Jeddah;
November 9-10: Boot Camp at KAUST in Thuwal;
November 11: Flight from Jeddah to Riyadh for the Global Finals.
The GLOBAL FINALS dates are:
November 11: Arrival in Riyadh;
November 12 - 14: EWC Global Finals;
November 15: Departure from Riyadh.
The EWC Finals will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel located at Kingdom Centre, Olaya Street in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
MiSK Global Forum team (MGF team) will sponsor and arrange travel and accommodation, but if you received sponsorship from your national organizer, they will reach out to you regarding logistical coordination.
Once you RSVP, you will be contacted by the MGF Team to arrange your visa.
If you are planning to travel with someone else, please make sure they are registered at the following link so the MGF team can help them issue the visa -- https://forms.gle/b6NCz8qH7ztxNPhR8.
Airport pickup/drop off and local transportation will be arranged for all of the Global Finalists.
Both men and women are asked to dress modestly in public, avoiding tight fitting clothing or clothes with profane language or images. Women should cover shoulders and knees in public. Women will be given as a gift an abaya, a traditional dress reflecting Saudi culture, which they can opt to wear or not. For additional questions related to etiquette, please check the dedicated section on visitsaudi.com.
During the Bootcamp at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, you will get help from mentors and industry experts to polish your pitch in preparation for the finals – and additional prize packages to attendees, including unique access to research and development facilities.
Bootcamp Dates: November 8: Arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; November 9-10: Boot Camp at KAUST in Thuwal; November 11: Internal flight from Jeddah to Riyadh for the Global Finals.
The EWC Global Finals in Riyadh is a culmination of a year-long search to find some of the most promising entrepreneurs all over the world. The Finals is a three-day event that will feature a series of pitches as well as opportunities to meet investors from all over the world. The finals will take place from November 12-14, 2019.
It is not mandatory to attend the bootcamp, but we highly recommend that you attend to receive world-class training and a chance at additional unique prizes and opportunities.
The detailed program will be shared soon.
Yes, your travel and accommodation will be sponsored, and the MGF team will coordinate the logistics.
Information about judges and the investors will be made available a few days before the EWC Global Finals.
The preparation for the Bootcamp will start prior to the EWC Global Finals and the leading team will contact you to help you get your pitch deck ready.
We require all startups to be present for all three days of the EWC Global Finals from November 12-14. If you must leave, a team member may serve as your replacement.
Global Finalists will enjoy a number of benefits from fully participating in the EWC Global Finals, including: ACCESS TO INVESTORS / CAPITAL: Pitch and meet a wide array of investors from all parts of the world. Winners may even receive significant investment. ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE + NETWORKS: Connect and share ideas with participants in the Misk Global Forum that is happening in parallel to the EWC Global Finals. In addition, all Global Finalists will be inducted into the GEN Starters Club where they will join a global network of peers with access to knowledge and contacts in 170+ countries. ACCESS TO MARKETS: Global Finalists have an opportunity to capitalize on special opportunities and prizes that will help them expand into particular markets such as China, India, Middle East and Europe. This could include access to facilities, innovation hubs, support services and more. GLOBAL VISIBILITY: Global Finalists will be in the spotlight at the EWC Global Finals and during the Misk Global Forum and may be connected to any members of the media covering the event. You will also be introduced to the local team running Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24) in your country to explore opportunities to be featured at the local and national level throughout GEW events and activities.
The EWC Global Finals have been designed to maximize the potential for entrepreneurs to connect with investors -- either formally as part of the judging panels or informally during the networking events. You are encouraged to meet and network with investors throughout the finals and will be able to book meetings with interested investors via the EWC Global Finals mobile app.
You may send email queries to email@example.com.
Even after elimination from the competition, there will be additional opportunities to meet and network with investors.
No, the competition will not be livestreamed.
The program for the EWC Global Finals and MiSK Global Forum will be available at https://miskglobalforum.com.
Finalists are allowed to use props and demos during the competition and investment meetings. Participants will bear the responsibility for the transport of any materials or equipment relating to their enterprise.
No. As a participant, we expect you to respect the sensitivity of the information presented by your peers. By attending, you agree to NOT share your video link, download, record, or copy the presentations.
On the EWC mobile application, participants will be able to have access to information on the participating startups.