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Startup World Cup 2019 Applications are Open

SAN JOSE, Calif.–()–Startup World Cup, a global startup pitch competition with a $1,000,000 grand prize, returns for a third year searching for the next world champion amongst the top startups from around the globe.

Thousands of startups from all around the world applied to the 2018 competition. Winners from 28 regional events across six continents pitched their startups at the Grand Finale in San Francisco in May 2018. Leuko Labs from Boston took home the trophy with the $1,000,000 investment prize. Second place went to Flitto from South Korea, and third place was a tie between Strap from Mexico and Wallbox from Spain.

Startups interested in global exposure, mentorship from global investors, and a potential prize are encouraged to apply for any of the Startup World Cup 2019 regional competitions at

Looking for Regional Partners

Startup World Cup regional events are co-hosted with leading technology and startup conferences, including ad:tech in Japan, StartCon in Australia, South Summit in Spain, Up21 in Czech, MIT Venture Capital & Innovation Conference in the US, StartupCon in Germany, Trescon World Blockchain Summit in U.A.E. and Kenya, Silicon Vikings in Scandinavia, and SA Innovation Summit in South Africa.

Due to the significant number of inquiries from new regions, Startup World Cup has decided to increase the global outreach for 2019 series and is now welcoming new regional partners and media partners. If you are interested in hosting a Startup World Cup in your region, please contact us at

Looking for Regional and Global Sponsors

Startup World Cup is sponsored by a large group of international corporations and law firms, including Microsoft, SEGA Sammy, EY, Deloitte, Orrick, Wiley Rein, and others. Sponsors support the mission of Startup World Cup to find the most promising startups and connect them with regional and global thought leaders and investors.

The Startup World Cup Grand Finale features prominent figures from the high tech community, including John Chambers (Former CEO of Cisco), Steve Wozniak (Co-Founder of Apple), Reid Hoffman (Founding CEO of LinkedIn), Vinod Khosla (Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems), Adam Cheyer (Co-Founder of Siri), Marc Randolph (Co-Founder of Netflix), and Jay Vijayan (Former CIO of Tesla). Startup World Cup had veteran investors from Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator, Techstars, Intel Capital, 500 Startups, GE Ventures, DFJ, Social Capital, Index Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures, as well as investors from all over the world, judging the global and regional finals. Startup World Cup 2019 Grand Finale is scheduled for May 2019 in San Francisco.

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