The University Startup World Cup is organized by Venture Cup which has more than 16 years of experience in discovering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and facilitating the creation of new businesses.
Teams must have a minimum of two members. At least two members of each team must be available to travel to Copenhagen, October 3-7. Participation is mandatory for all the activities planned during the week.
Once you have written your business plan, you should have a clear idea of what category your plan belongs in. Industry experts will read, rate, and provide vital feedback based on their category insight, so choosing the right category is important for both jury and participants.
We will screen all business plans to make sure you are entered in the category that best fits your idea, and you can apply with as many ideas as you want in any number of categories. You cannot however submit the same idea in more than one category.
In the countries where national competitions are held under the Venture Cup license, or by Venture Cup’s partners, teams will be selected directly to the final through these competitions.
In countries without a Venture Cup partner competition, teams can apply directly by writing an email to Human Shojaee.
Sweden: Venture Cup Sweden Competition
Norway: Venture Cup Norway Competition
If you are interested in becoming a competition partner for University Startup World Cup, please contact us by sending an e-mail to Human Shojaee, CEO, Venture Cup
In the countries where national competitions are held under the Venture Cup license or by Venture Cup’s partners, teams will be selected directly to the final.
Competitors should not assume any right of confidentiality to any information presented or discussed in public sessions. Please be aware that members of the media, potential competitors, and members of the financial community may attend public sessions.
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 6 categories are:
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, robotics, 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, e-services, mobile, web, and other machines that can substitute for human actions. Includes computer programs, blockchain, and other technologies.
GreenTech: Cleantech, environment, climate, energy, upcycle, recycle
The week ends Friday, October 7, 2016, in the afternoon. Program TBA.
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.
The program will be announced later.