The University Startup World Cup is organized by Venture Cup, a Danish non-profit organization with more than 16 years of experience hosting startup competitions for university startups. The vision is to create a network among international students in which they can be inspired, benchmark their ideas and turn academic knowledge into viable high-growth businesses.
We focus on entrepreneurship as a practical discipline and we expose our participants to a great network of experienced entrepreneurs and business people who provide valuable advice on a volunteer basis because they share Venture Cup’s interest in finding and supporting leading start-ups.
In 2015, we hosted the very first University Startup World Cup for 39 teams from more than 24 countries. The teams were chosen by a jury out of several hundred applicants. They spent one week in Copenhagen meeting companies, investors and like-minded entrepreneurs. They are now part of a valuable network in which they are able to benchmark and find inspiration from around the world!