The University Startup World Cup is the first ever world cup for university entrepreneurs.

Students from more than 3,000 universities worldwide will submit their ideas and compete to win cash prizes totaling USD 100,000. All participants will receive world-class mentoring together with assistance and guidance from global CEOs, successful entrepreneurs and financiers.

Ultimately, our goal is to track the top 50 University Startup teams in the world, and follow them throughout their journey to success.

We hope to learn from our growing network of international top talents, and share our knowledge with subsequent generations of up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

A total of 50 finalist teams from across the globe will be selected by an international board of experts, which is made up of talented entrepreneurs, senior business people and investors from all over the world.

During one week, the 50 finalist teams will, among other things, take part in pitching sessions, innovation sessions, investor meetings and a trade show to help them develop their ideas. Finally there will be a vote to choose the best university student startup in the world.

Ideas in the following categories can be submitted:

    Energy efficiency, waste management, pollution reduction etc.

    Biotech, pharma, medical devices, healthcare, biomaterials etc.

    Apps, web services, search engines, augmented reality, near field communication etc.

    Industrial design, devices, robotics, hardware, nanotech etc.

    Education, consultancy, marketing, tourism etc.

    Welfare innovation, social & societal solutions, non-profit organization, 3rd world development etc.

The University Startup World Cup is more than just an entrepreneurial competition. The aim is to support the development process of all finalist teams. Over the course of a year, the organization will foster an environment in which the finalists can find the tools and inspiration to truly reach their full potential.

  • All the participating teams will receive a one year Startup Mentor Program.
  • All the participating teams will, when possible, have access to free services and products under the International Booster Pack.
  • All the participating teams will be offered participation in the innovation club, where companies as well as startups can share their knowledge and contribute their valuable feedback.
  • All the participating teams will be offered the opportunity to pitch to investors in the following year.

The University Startup World Cup 2015 will take place on September 14–18 in Copenhagen, right in the heart of Scandinavia, one of the strongest startup scenes in the world.

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The University Startup World Cup is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world’s next wave of entrepreneurs. It supports and accelerates the development of innovative ideas from the brightest students across the globe and follows them from developing ideas to creating successful companies. Each year, University Startup World Cup teams make their ideas reality with the help of cash prizes, global booster packs, and world-class mentor programs.

Opportunity summary

University Startup World Cup 2015
The first ever world cup for university entrepreneurs.
Prize: $USD 100,000
Deadline: June 29, 2015
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Dates: September 14-18, 2015
Costs: Participation is free; accommodation and travel expenses are covered by participants
Venue: Porcelænshaven 7, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark


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