EWC Competition

Competition rules and FAQs

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What are the EWC Accelerate phases?

EWC Accelerate is a set of resources, activities, learning & mentoring to help sharpen skills & abilities in preparation for competition.
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If selected, how many representatives per startup are invited to the EWC Global Finals?

1 person per startup will be provided travel & accommodation sponsorship. Additional team members can register to attend at their own cost.
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Is there a fee to apply to participate in EWC 2020?

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When is the EWC Bootcamp?

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) will host EWC Bootcamp for EWC 100 finalists immediately prior to Global Finals.
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If selected, what should I expect from the EWC Global Finals in Riyadh?

The EWC Global Finals in Riyadh is a culmination of a year-long search to find some of the most promising entrepreneurs all over the world.
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How do I get selected to participate in the Global Finals?

After the National competitions, national winners are selected as Global Finalists. The EWC 100 will be announced to pitch at Global Finals.
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What is the procedure if my country is not hosting a National Final?

Applicants in countries without a national organizers will be notified about completing Accelerate 1 and reviewed/ judged virtually.
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Is participation in Accelerate 2 mandatory?

Accelerate 2 is required for all Idea Stage startups & is not mandatory for Early & Growth stage national winners (though highly advisable.)
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Is participation in Accelerate 1 mandatory to be eligible for the National or Global Finals?

Only applicants based in a country without a National Final Competition must complete Accelerate 1 to compete & enter a virtual competition.
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When and where will the EWC Global Finals take place?

The EWC Global Finals will take place October 18-20, 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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When will the EWC 100 (top 100 startups) be announced?

EWC 100 will be announced in September 2020.
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When are the National Competitions for EWC 2020?

EWC National competitions will take place May - July 2020.
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How will countries without a national organizer compete?

We will notify you to complete Accelerate 1 (in English) to be reviewed and judged virtually for a chance to become a Global Finalist.
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Will national competitions be conducted in English?

National competitions may be conducted in the national language, but this is at the discretion of the national organizers.
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May I apply and compete in a language other than English?

English is the official language of the EWC globally. Any language is allowed, though English is preferred for the application procedure.
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When is the application deadline?

The application deadline to submit an application is May 15, 2020.
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What are the EWC 2020 Service Awards for Global Finalists?

The remaining Global Finalists (Not Top 100) will receive an in-kind service package valued at $100,000
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What are the EWC 2020 Service Awards for EWC 100 Finalists (top 100 startups globally)?

All EWC 100 finalists will receive in-kind services valued at $700,000 each.
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In addition to the top 3 prizes from any stage, what separate prizes will be awarded to the top scoring team from each stage that did not receive one of the top 3 prizes?

3 Stage Champions: Idea Stage: $50,000. Early Stage: $50,000. Growth Stage: $50,000. Special Prize for Social Enterprise: $50,000.
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What are the top 3 competition prizes at the Global Finals?

Grand Prize Champion: $500,000. 2nd Place Winner: $250,000. 3rd Place Winner: $100,000.
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Are there additional expansion benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

In addition to new markets, finalists' special opportunities may include access to facilities, innovation hubs, support services & more.
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What are the cash and in-kind prize benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

Top global startups have the chance to win prize packages totaling more US$70 million of in-kind services & more than US$1 million in cash.
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What are the Investor & Capital benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

Global Finalists get connected to a wide array of investors from all parts of the world. Winners may even receive significant investment.
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What are the market benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

Global Finalists will gain opportunities & prizes that can help them expand into markets such as China, India, Middle East & Europe.
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What are the Perk and Services benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

As startups complete their application and go through the Accelerate program they will unlock GSVlabs perks & services worth up to $25,000.
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What are the knowledge and network benefits of applying to the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)?

Access to: EWC Accelerate, resources & content on the EWC platform. Global Finalists join GEN Starters Club & EWC Platform's global network.
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Is there a minimum age to participate?

Team members must be 18 years old except if applying to the Idea Stage category. There is no age restriction for the Idea Stage category.
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Can founders with multiple companies, some existing longer than 7 years participate in the EWC 2020?

Founders of multiple companies including ones older than 7 years may participate if one active company that is less than 7 years old.
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Can anyone apply to participate in EWC 2020?

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is focused on startups and scale-ups in the first seven (7) years of existence.
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