This November, ad:tech New York 2016 will host The Startup World Cup, the planet's largest startup competition. The exciting competition gives the opportunity for up-and-coming startups with the true potential to disrupt and innovate the worlds that intersect technology and marketing/advertising/branding.

Startup World Cup (SWC) New York is hunting for the best startups across East Coast to pitch their ground-breaking ideas in front of an investor panel to be awarded as the most disruptive startup.

Through this global event, ad:tech will be giving the East Coast startups access to some of the top VCs and tech entrepreneurs in the world, creating funding and partnership opportunities.

In addition to the ad:tech NYC prizes, the winner of the pitching competition will represent the New York region at the Grand Finale and will compete against startups from all over the world for a chance to win a U.S. $1,000,000 prize in investment.

Startups are encouraged to apply at http://www.startupworldcup.io/newyork-event

STARTUP WORLD CUP NEW YORK TIMELINE

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2016
Selected Finalists Announcement: October 28th, 2016
Startup World Cup New York: November 2-3, 2016
Startup World Cup Grand Finale: March 24th, 2017

For any inquiries regarding Startup World Cup, please contact:
Chris Abshire
Executive Director, Startup World Cup
[email protected]

 

So what's the format?

  • Each team will be allowed a 4-minute pitch + 2 minutes of Q&A (6 Minutes Total) 
  • All of the teams will be judged by Venture Partners, Bankers, and selection of industry leaders.

 

Prizes?

1st Prize 

In addition to the ad:tech NYC prizes, the winner of the pitching competition will represent the New York region at the Grand Finale and will compete alongside 15 other startups from all over the world for a chance to win a U.S. $1,000,000 prize in investment.

  • $4000 CASH Prize (USD)
  • Your team will have the opportunity to exhibit for FREE at ad:tech events around the globe for the year of 2017 
  • Your team will also include a consulting package: 
    • Venture Capitalist
    • Marketing
    • Product Development
    • Finance

2nd Prize

  • $2000 CASH Prize (USD)
  • Opportunity to exhibit for free at ad:tech North America for the year of 2017