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Startup Competition

Be the next Unicorn

Any industry, any development stage, any country, 100 finalists..

South Summit Startup competition has already become a benchmark for Innovation which brings together the 100 most innovative startups. Any Startup in the ecosystem, if having a promising idea and team behind, will surely be found in our pitching sessions. South Summit is undoubtedly a seal of quality recognizable by every agent related to the entrepreneurial environment.

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Pitch on Stage

Our 100 Finalists will pitch (3 min + Q& A) in one of our secondary stages, according to the Track they belong to. Our track winners will pitch again on the Arena Stage, competing to become one of our winners: Best Team, Most Scalable, Most Disruptive or South Summit Winner.

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3 Free Tickets

Each of our finalist startups will get 3 free tickets for their team members. The tickets do not only give access to key areas such as the marketplace or our meeting rooms, but also to the pitching stages. Finalists will receive a special code, a couple days prior to South Summit, to acquire their tickets online.

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Visibility in our Marketplace

Each and every of our 100 Finalists will have logo presence in our Marketplace, located at a strategic position. Booths will also be available for our finalists at reduced price.

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1-1 Meetings

South Summit will provide each of our 100 Finalists with an agenda of 1-1 meetings for the 3 days of South Summit. The agenda will be created and sent in advance, based on a matchmaking process able to identify cross interests between our 100 Finalist and the top VC firms attending South Summit.

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Funding & Corp Books

Our 100 Finalists will receive our books, which contain essential information of the key players who attend South Summit seeking for business. Knowing what top attendees are looking for, gives you great advantage when approaching them and presenting your project. South Summit Books are the tool used by our 100 finalist startups to choose who they want to have 1-1 meetings with.

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Mentoring Program

A Masterclass is given to our 100 finalists as a first approach to help them improve their Pitch and adapt it to the specific triple audience present at South Summit: Investors, Corporations and Potential cl Personalized sessions are given afterwards to complete the process and help our finalist make the best out of their attendance to South Summit.

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South Summit Bootcamp

Prior to South Summit, our Finalist Startups get a warm welcome at our Bootcamp. Our high-quality speakers give valuable tips on topics such as how to talk to investors, ways for scaling up companies… that would make any startup shine at #SouthSummit18. A networking cocktail follows the lectures to help you warm up towards the big days! A chance for startups to meet each other as well as to start making their first valuable contacts.

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Media Coverage

Over 400 media attended South Summit last year, meaning there is a key opportunity to take their attention and become a trending topic on the news. The press will be well informed on who you are due to Social Media presence in our channels before, during and after South Summit. Because good communication strategy can boost your business!!

Feb 1st, 2018 | May 31st, 2018

Application process

Jun 1st, 2018 | Jun 15th, 2018

Evaluation 1st round

Jun 18th, 2018 | Jul 8th, 2018

Evaluation 2nd round

Jul 19th, 2018

Announcement of the 100 Selected Startups

Aug 20th, 2018 | Sep 20th, 2018

Pre event pitch training & Matchmaking

Oct 1st, 2018

Boot camp for the 100 Selected Startups

Oct 3rd, 2018 | Oct 5th, 2018

Rock&Roll @ South Summit!
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Be the next Success Story

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