Startup Open is a global competition to identify and recognize new and promising startups. It is open to any entrepreneur who has just or is about to start a new venture with a “startup moment” between November 23, 2014, and November 16, 2015.
A startup moment can be when a business is incorporated, doors open for business, a first sale is completed, outside funding is secured, or something else that can be interpreted as the company is “open for business.”
Startup Open recognizes the GEW 50 – the 50 most promising ventures from around the world– based on their growth potential, passion, creativity, level of idea development, and pitching skills. Those 50 companies will then compete for a grand prize trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Medellin, Colombia in 2016. The winner will be announced during GEW, November 16-22, 2015.
Applicants will have until October 5 to submit their startup.