AIC-SMUTBI proudly announces as the regional host for the ‘Entrepreneurship World Cup'(EWC). It invites all the entrepreneurs of India to compete at the regionals of (EWC) of East India and get closer towards winning the prize money of $5 Million at the Global Finals, to be held in *Dubai in November 2019*.

The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is a global accelerator that aims to develop 100,000 start-ups from 100 countries by bringing together the world’s top entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and educational resources.

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (GELF), a National Organiser, and Atal Innovation Mission(AIM), NITI Aayog, as Ecosystem Enablers, set to hold both Regional and National competitions to find India’s top entrepreneurs. The Regional competitions will be held in July across 5 regions of the country: South, East, West, North, and Central, where the top teams from each region will be funneled into the National Finals in August.


Who can participate?

Any startup from any sector at any stage, be it idea, early stage or growth stage, can take part in EWC.

How can you apply?

Step one is to register on the GEN Platform, where entrepreneurs will have access to a content library with pitch samples and classes on multiple topics, which will help prepare them for the competition.

The deadline for registration and submission of the final application is May 30.
To submit the final application, entrepreneurs will be directed to an evaluation platform called YouNoodle. Once they complete the application process here, the entrepreneurs would have entered the EWC competition and will be on their way to competing for a spot on the global stage.

Constant training at every stage

The first stage of EWC consists of a series of educational virtual training opportunities for startups meant to sharpen handy business skills such as customer and industry knowledge and problem-solving. In the second stage, the national-level competitions taking place simultaneously in 100 countries will see their top teams selected and awarded, and get to go to the next round. The winners of the national round are imparted more training and get direct one-on-one mentorship to prepare for the global finals scheduled to be held in November 2019. The global finalists will be trained, given access to investors and compete on stage with their perfect business pitch

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among youngsters

EWC India is a collaborative initiative with MiSK and GEN as global partners, The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) as national organiser, and Atal Innovation Mission as ecosystem enabler through both regional and national competitions to find India’s top entrepreneurs. The regional competitions will be held in July in multiple locations across the country, and top teams from this round will participate in the national finals in August.

An initiative of the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation,

has played a vital role in developing and supporting the Indian innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. They have worked closely with the Government of India’s NITI Aayog and the United States Department of State to organize the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, as well as partnered with Facebook to launch the Shuruaat Bus, a physical bus that travelled to over 14 cities, 50 institutions and impacted over 100,000 young entrepreneurs.

They also partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, a 100-year-old global non-profit, to bring entrepreneurial programmes to schools and encourage innovation from a young age.

What’s in it for entrepreneurs?

While the experience of participating in EWC is enough to add value to any business in itself, with its focus on training, improvement, mentorship and resources, there’s a lot more on offer for those to go on to emerge as winners – close to $5 million worth in prizes in all – with dozens of cash prizes, investment opportunities and resources and perks from leading programme partners. These include:

·      3 global grand prizes for the three stages, early, idea, and growth
·      15 global finalist-stage prizes, Including industry-specific and social enterprise prizes
·      100 national prizes (one for every participating country)
·      Open stage for all investors to offer deals.

This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs in India looking to showcase their startups on a global stage and to take them to the next level.

Click here to know more about EWC and apply to the programme. Hurry, last date to apply for EWC India is May 30.

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