Join us in the 2nd edition of the largest and most diverse global pitch competition for entrepreneurs and startups. This year is even bigger and better than last and offers US$1 million in cash prizes, with US$75 million in-kind support.
Although the deadline has passed for EWC2020 competitor applications for a majority of countries, we still welcome applications from a select list – with deadlines in August.
Countries with an August 2 deadline:
Algeria, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Congo – Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mali, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. & Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Countries with August 9 deadline:
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, India, Namibia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Countries with August 17, 20 or 23 deadline:
China (Aug. 17), Chinese Taipei (Aug. 17), Singapore (Aug. 23), Saudi Arabia (Aug. 20)
Don’t worry! If you didn’t make the July 12 deadline and you’re not located in a country in the above list, you can still join the EWC platform to get access to free training resources and $10,000 in perks and awesome resources from our leading partners – and an automatic reminder to enter as soon as EWC 2021 begins so you can compete for huge prizes.
Through our Accelerates sessions, 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
- Business acumen
With physical events impossible at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers are taking the EWC online with virtual national finals taking place throughout July and August. Our new digital platform will make EWC 2020 more accessible, more diverse and more inclusive than ever before.Back to top