Applications Close 15 August, 2022
The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is an annual pitch competition delivered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and a supporting host country to provide entrepreneurs access to networks, investment, awareness, and scale.
The competition is open to all entrepreneurs, regardless of level. This ranges from the ideas stage of launching a startup to the growth stage of already having a Series A round.
There are seven phases of participation:
The top 100 finalists will be eligible to receive a share of prize packages totalling US$10 million of in-kind services and more than US$1 million in cash prizes.
Furthermore, all global finalists (including a minimum of 25 from the top 100) will receive a full travel scholarship for one team member to pitch on stage in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia before judges, investors, partners, and industry experts. The scholarship includes a round-trip flight ticket, visa, hotel accommodation, meals, and local transportation.
Finally, the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will align with the themes that will have emerged from the EWC program development process. The aim of this event is to act as a state specific Global Entrepreneurship Congress (read below for further details). This is set to happen from 14 to 20 November 2022.
Applications for the EWC will close August 15, 2022. For more information about the application process, eligibility and rules, visit the official website.