Become an online jury member

Students from all over the globe will submit their ideas and attempt to qualify for the University Startup World Cup 2016.


Apply now to become an online jury member and use your expertise in assessing the ideas of tomorrow!

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What does it mean to be a jury member?

  • You can expect to evaluate five business descriptions in the period of August 23-27th, 2016.
  • This equals about 10 hours on evaluating, rating and commenting, all from the comfort of your home or office (online system). Please be aware that no travel is needed.
  • The task of the Jury member is to function as a qualifier separating the unique, from the good, to provide constructive feedback to the teams and suggestions on how to move ahead.


To become a jury member you must meet one of the following conditions: 
  • Have more than five years of relevant business experience.
  • Have more than five years of experience as an entrepreneur.
  • Have previous experience as a jury member in a startup competition.
  • Be a technical expert.

Jury criteria

Downloadable PDFs

As a judge you will work based on a set of criteria specific to the category you are responsible for. The 2016 criteria will be slightly different as some categories are new, but to get an idea of what you will expectedly evaluate on, please see the 2015 criteria links on the right.

CleanTech & Environment


Mobile & Web


Product & Technology
Life Science & MedTech




Social Entrepreneurship



As an online jury member of the University Startup World Cup 2016, you will be part of a prestigious and global event and you will have a unique opportunity to benefit in a number of ways:

  • Position yourself and your company as important players in the startup community and among university students from around the world.
  • Gain access to networking and exclusive events.
  • Be part of an international board of experts.
  • Get valuable insights into early stage innovation.
  • Provide expertise and help the best teams in the world move forward.

Apply now to become a jury member for the brightest heads in the world!


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