Grand Prize Package

  • Crowning as StartupWorld’s Global Winner
  • 3 month incubation period worth $30,000
    • i/o Ventures
  • 1 year of hosting worth up to $24,000
    • Rackspace
  • 5 million real-time streams per month for 1 year worth $30,000
    • Echo
  • International media coverage of your startup

Regional Prizes

  • A subsidized flight to the Startup World Grand Final in San Francisco to battle it out in front of a panel of expert judges and venture capitalists
  • Tours of the hottest startups and V/C firms in Silicon Valley
  • 6 months of hosting worth up to $3000
    • Rackspace
  • 1 million real-time streams per month for 1 year worth $7,000
    • Echo
  • 12 months of Tropo credits worth up to $12,000
    • Tropo
  • International media coverage of your startup

Winning startups will be chosen as follows:

  • Startups apply to compete in Startup World via the online form
  • 10 of the best startups who apply will be selected by the Startup World team to do a 3 minute pitch in their local city in front of a panel of expert judges
  • The team with the highest score will be named regional winner
  • The regional winner will be invited to Silicon Valley to pitch in the grand final in front of a panel of Silicon Valley influentials
  • The startup with the highest score will be crowned the world's best startup and winner of Startup World 2012

All startups who apply and get accepted to pitch at a local level will gain media coverage and a chance to pitch in front of a panel of expert judges.

The startups who win the regional pitches will get a chance to fly to Silicon Valley and pitch in front of international media and a panel of Silicon Valley influentials plus an organized tour of some of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley.