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We highly encourage you to stay at Cabinn City as this increases your chances of networking with the other finalists and gain the most from social relations. Furthermore Venture Cup staff will be having a help desk at the hotel every day and bring teams to the different events during the week.
You will do a 4 minutes pitch supported by your slide presentation and then spend 10-12 minutes on Q&A with the jury.
The semi-final is a closed-door event, and you will only be pitching towards the people in the jury room. The jury will then select a winner of each category, but no winners will be announced until the Awardshow!
At the Awardshow, Friday October 7th, the category winners will be announced on stage. If your team is among the winners, you will go on stage and do a 4 minutes pitch towards a VIP Jury. This is followed by 5 minutes with questions from the VIP Jury.
The Jury will then votate and select an overall winner of the University Startup World Cup 2016.
By participating in the competition, competitors agree that Venture Cup assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever for disclosures of information provided by a competitor as part of a submission or otherwise during the course of the competitions.
The category winners will be announced at the Awardshow, and must immediately start their pitch on stage. To ensure we have your pitch slides ready in case you are selected as finalists, we must receive your slides no later than Thursday October 6, 10 am.
- Send slides to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Topic for the email: PP – “Team name”
- Title on powerpoint slides: “Team name”
- Format: Pptx and 6:9
- There is no maximum number of slides, but we suggest you do not have more than 15 slides in your presentation
Remember to also bring a usb key to save your updated slides during the week and bring for the semi-finals.
Category Winners are announced live on stage. If your team is mentioned, you will go on stage to receive your reward, and immediately after you will pitch towards the audience and the VIP jury sitting on stage. The jury will then have 5 minutes for Q&A, so be prepared to reflect on your idea! By the end of the day, an over all winner of the University Startup World Cup will be selected and presented. It all goes down at the 17th-century stock exchange Børsen, in the center of Copenhagen, situated next to Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament.
See a picture of Børsen here:
See more about the Awardshow program, the VIP Jury and our amazing speakers here.
The program consists of a network of experienced entrepreneurs and executives who act as mentors for promising startups with the goal of turning the innovative ideas into reality. The network of mentors has excessive experience in various areas thus securing professional support and guidance to startups in all industries.
Each team will be awarded a package worth $30.000 of services and products ranging from IT to social marketing, legal services, human resources, management tools and much more. The enrolled startups have access to the mentor program and services for one year and the opportunity to apply for a new or additional expert mentor each quarter.
At your arrival at the Expo, you will be given a “Speed Matching Card”. The card gives you the opportunity to write and wish three mentors (in prioritized order) that you have talked to and would like to be matched with. Mentors are doing the exact same thing. At the end of Expo all Speed Matching Card from mentors and startups is collected and a matching process (taking 2-4 weeks) is started.
90 % of our mentors are located in Denmark. You mentor meetings will therefore most likely be trough skype.
You can always find sandwiches, salads, hot dogs etc. at 7Eleven where prices are about 3-9 USD.
Copenhagen has an extensive infrastructure with several metro stations, regular trains and busses. Copenhagen is divided into travel zones. You will mainly be in zone 1 and 2 during the week. Upon arrival you should buy a Flexcard with zone 1 and 2. It costs approx. 37 USD and you can buy it at DSB ticket sales (at the airport) and in all 7-elevens.
Please note: If you buy a Flexcard, you must buy a two zone add-on ticket to get from the airport to the Cabinn City Hotel. This ticket should cover zone 3 and 4.
If you do not buy a Flexcard at the airport, you should buy a three zone ticket which covers zone 1, 3 & 4.
Read more about transportation and ticket types here: http://www.
Furthermore, you can rent a citybike and bike around the city – Danes love to bike and you will find many bike tracks around the city. But be careful, as Danes often drive very fast on bikes! Uber is also widely used, and so is regular taxies.
If you bring family members or others who are not an active part of the team, they must book tickets for both the Expo and the Awardshow.