What are the criteria for entry?
  • To enter Startup World, your startup must have been launched within the last 2 years
  • If your startup has received external funding, it can only be funding up to $1MIL USD
  • You must have a demonstrable product or service
  • You must be prepared to talk about your product and service in public and have it demonstrated and recorded for public broadcast
  • Pitch and application documents must be in English or you must provide a translator
  • The startup can be across any field; clean tech or consumer tech for example, but must be for profit

What are the judging criteria?

There are five main judging criteria:

  • How innovative/disruptive the idea is
  • How scalable the technology is
  • How innovative the pitch is
  • Global reach
  • Human impact