Venture Cup is a leading Scandinavian business plan competition in which student entrepreneurs with unique business ideas compete for investment capital. Venture Cup competitions are the largest business plan competitions in the world with an objective to promote entrepreneurship within Scandinavian universities and to generate high-growth start-up companies within Scandinavian society. Several organizations extend their support and award more than half a million euros across Scandinavia on a yearly basis.
Each organization runs its competition differently; some consist of several stages, in which participating teams submit ideas or projects for consideration to a professional jury and then develop those ideas into investment-ready business plans.
A world-leading start up organization for university students based in Denmark. With chapters in Portugal, Iceland, China and Australia and more than 35 international partners (universities, incubators, accelerators), Venture Cup has a global network in which the mission is to identify and develop the talents and technology of tomorrow.
Venture Cup is an association of all eight Danish universities and has grown to have Scandinavia's largest mentor program for university students with more than 300 mentors from the business community and a Founder's Club via which relevant courses are offered to the founders in the Venture Cup network.
We host two national competitions a year and the annual University Start up World Cup where teams from around the world are invited to spend one week in Copenhagen to learn, grow and network. The winning team has a chance to win $25,000 and the title "Best University Start up".
Venture Cup is biggest entrepreneurship competition in the world
The University Start up World Cup is organized by Venture Cup, a Danish non-profit organization which has 17 years of experience hosting start up competitions for university start up. The vision is to create a network among international students in which they can be inspired, benchmark their ideas and turn academic knowledge into viable high-growth businesses.
We focus on entrepreneurship as a practical discipline and we expose our participants to a great network of experienced entrepreneurs and business people who provide valuable advice on a volunteer basis because they share Venture Cup's interest in finding and supporting leading start-ups.
The University Start up World Cup is more than just a competition, it is an opportunity to be part of an international network of like-minded entrepreneurs and business people. All teams will be offered a mentor through our mentor program and be part of the Venture Cup family.
They are supports and encourages university talents to get involved with innovation, and we work to facilitate university start up's ground-breaking solutions to future challenges. In the corporate world, innovation is very successful when it is the result of collaborations with people with an entrepreneurial mind set and experienced people with a corporate background.
Universities interested can contact us on the following link. We request your active participation.
Please find below the required details. Hope this helps to understand the procedure and criteria.
1 Eligibility: Entrepreneur/Alphapreneur who either are studying or have completed their studies by 2017
2. Last Date for Startup registration is 2nd June, 2018.
3. The startups will be curated by us and then shared with the venture cup team.
4. Only the 2 best teams will be given the opportunity to connect further for final event.
5. Each team should not exceed 2 People (Founder/Co-Founder/Sales Head/ Marketing Head)
6. Our Team will design the creative for the online promotions.
7. Expenses for the students/Institutions : Accommodation- 200 European Currency approx. and the flight cost.
8. Venture Cup team will provide the Letter for the Visa processing.
9. Main Event Date : 8th Oct'18 to 12th Oct'18.
10. Affiliation with the institute is not Mandatory.
To contribute significantly to the promotion of entrepreneurship among students at all Danish universities and at the same time provide support to entrepreneurial students by offering mentors, inspiration and services.
Venture Cup uses its experience, knowledge and network to promote Danish universities and entrepreneurship worldwide. In this way, Venture Cup offers Danish students and universities a benchmarking tool, inspiration and global experience.
The Competition where ideas become businesses.
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