University Startup World Cup, 17 - 20 October, 2020, Venture Cup Denmark, Denmark

Publish Date: May 01, 2020

Deadline: Jun 14, 2020

Event Dates: from Oct 17, 2020 12:00 to Oct 20, 2020 12:00

University Startup World Cup

The best university startups from around the world come together to network, exhibit and pitch for a chance of becoming the world's best university startup!

Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with 37 university startups from around the world. It turned out to be a great success, and it has been running ever since in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Despite reaching millions of readers worldwide, meeting some of the largest companies in Denmark and winning significant cash prizes, one of the most remarkable things about the World Cup turned out to be the international network that the participants achieved after spending 5 days in Copenhagen. And even though some of the participants have since changed career path, are no longer studying and is not part of the international startup ecosystem, the network is still active today. 

The goal with University Startup World Cup is to feature the best university startups from around the world and give them a network which will help them grow - both businesswise and personally. 

As a participant, who are you?


  • You're part of a startup with two co-founders and one of them has to be affiliated to a university.
  • If you are being represented by a country partner, they cannot be a co-founder within the team, but mentorship is allowed.
  • You classify as either early stage or growth stage (see the definitions in FAQ)

  • You want to be part of a network of international student entrepreneurs

  • You see the possibilities in meeting with key players from the Chinese startup ecosystem
What will you get out of participating?

You will be invited to join around 60 other startups to meet and greet with Chinese investors, companies, and tech experts. You will be part of a network that you can use long after the University Startup World Cup if you need contacts on a specific market, scalability advice or a couch to crash on when traveling the world!

Sounds pretty amazing, right? And we haven't even mentioned the honor and promotion that go hand in hand with being awarded the world's best university startup! Previous years, we've reached millions of readers worldwide via articles and social media.

So stay tuned, and read more about how you apply!

How do you apply?
  • See the four categories below and determine in which category your startup fits

The 4 categories are; Healthtech, Greentech, ICT (information communication technology) and Smart City. There are four categories for each early stage and growth stage, with a total of 8 category winners and 2 overall winners. Only 2 members per startup is allowed to attend.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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