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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 in one of the different sessions in which the Startup Competition is divided. The startup with the highest score within each group will go on to the Final Round and compete against the others to become the Winner of South Summit.

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3 Free Tickets

Each of our startups finalists 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.

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Visibility in our Marketplace

You will have access to a special discount on the purchase of a Demo Stand at the South Summit Marketplace - the main area of our venue. This will help increase your visibility and provide you with a comfortable space for meetings with our partners and/or investors.

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1-1 Meetings

South Summit will provide each of our 100 Finalists with an agenda of 1:1 meetings with corporates and investors of their interest that will take place during the three days of 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 clients. 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 and ways for scaling up companies that would make any startup shine at South Summit '19. 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, 2019| Jun 9th, 2019

Application process

Jun 10th, 2019 | Jun 20th, 2019

Evaluation 1st round

Jun 25th, 2019 | Jul 17th, 2019

Evaluation 2nd round

Jul 24th, 2019

Announcement of the 100 Selected Startups

Aug 15th, 2019 | Sep 30th, 2019

Pre event pitch training & Matchmaking

Sep 30th, 2019

Boot camp for the 100 Selected Startups

Oct 2nd, 2019 | Oct 4th, 2019

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




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