THE +65 BEST STARTUPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD GATHERED IN COPENHAGEN, OCT. 8-12, 2018

Are you part of a university startup and
have the dream of disrupting society with your innovative idea?

Submit your application to compete for the cash prize of $25,000

Category winners will be awarded $5,000

APPLY NOW FOR USWC 2018!
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+2,500

UNIVERSITIES REACHED

+1,500

BUSINESS PLANS

+70

TEAMS FROM +40 COUNTRIES

+500,000 

 STUDENTS REACHED

30

COUNTRY PARTNERS

+6,000,000 

REACHED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

WHETHER YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT, MENTOR OR PARTNER,

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO

A LARGE NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS!

HEALTH

Digital health, healthtech, medical devices, life sciences, careware, medtech, biotech, drug delivery devices and compliance of drug administration

NextGen LOGISTICS

Shape the future of trade and provide simple end-to-end offering of products and services in the logistics space – from producer to consumer. Startups in this category are mostly focused on broad, scalable, and flexible solutions that can help enable trade, remove barriers and decrease inefficiencies in the global supply chain.

SERVICE INNOVATION

 

Development of user experience and user design. Focus can be on development or optimization of products or service designs, experiences, events, e-services, mobile, web, digitalization or sharing economy.

PRODUCTS & DESIGN

Traditional products & devices, inventions, designs, services, hardware, etc.

FINTECH, AI, ICT

Design, construction, operation, and use of computer systems, apps, web services, search engines, augmented reality, robots, gaming, services, VR, IoT, and other machines that can substitute for human actions. Includes computer programs, blockchain, and other technologies.

GREENTECH

Cleantech, environment, climate, energy, upcycle, recycle

Participating in the world cup has been a great experience! It has provided us with valuable insights for our company and introduced us to other talented startups from all over the world. Winning the category price for Health Tech was a great confirmation on our future potential. We recommend every university startup to join USWC!

Tidewave, Norway

Having the opportunity to participate in the USWC 2017 was a life-changing experience. The people I met, the ideas that were shared, the lessons learned and the experiences shared over the course of a week were absolutely unbelievable and will never be forgotten.

Recrew, Australia

Enjoyed the entrepreneurial vibe of Denmark through opportunities to meet accelerator programs, investors and create long term friendships with amazing international startups.

Ethico Foods, Estonia

The USWC isn’t just a platform to showcase your business, establish networks and compete in a competitive environment. It is an opportunity to make lasting friendships and establish impactful business links that have the capacity to forge the future. It is an experience.

RAB-Microfluidics, UK - USWC 2017 Winner
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ABOUT

The University Startup World Cup is organized by Venture Cup, a Danish non-profit organization which has 17 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.

Read more about Venture Cup here!
Would you like to become a volunteer for USWC 2018?

Meet the partners! Learn more here.

Region H
CBS
ITU
Aarhus Universitet
SDU
University of Copenhagen
Maersk
MWB Law
DTU
Aalborg Universitet
CSE - Entrepreneurship in Society
Digital Mckinsey
Sparekassen Sjælland Fonden
Awapatent
Akademikernes A-kasse
CABINN
Dansk Erhverv
Fonden for Entreprenørskab
Hempel
NOVO
Innovationsfonden
Djøf
Vækstforum
IDA