8 AM PDT,
7 PM GET
Black Sea and Beyond
Application Deadline, July 24, 17:00 PM Georgian Time (14:00 UTC)
July 24th, 17:00 GET (Georgian Time) Application Process Closes
July 25th Top 20 Finalists Announced
July 28th 19:00 GET, Final 20 Pitches to Pegasus Ventures Team
July 29th, Top 10 Finalists Announced
July 30th, 19:00 Black Sea Startup Fest
Top 10 Pitches
Announcement of Winners, and delegate to finals in Silicon Valley
After-party for finalists with investors and VIPs in metaverse gallery
Benefits for Founders
One winner gets to participate in the Global Finals in Silicon Valley to compete for $1 Million investment. For Black Sea regional winner we will cover flight and lodging expense*
Top 3 Teams will receive:
Quick-boost mentoring package from VC Bill Reichert
Virtual Exhibit Space at the Startup Grind Europe-Asia Connect Virtual Convention.
3. 3 teams (selected based on readiness for growth) will also receive a Growth Hacking Clinic from the organizer of Europe’s largest growth hacking conference, Andrea Roberto Bifulco
4. 10 teams will:
Pitch in the international online Regional Final in front of an audience from 10+ countries,
investors from 3 continents, judges from Founders Fund, Mission Gate, and other international VCs.
5. Top 20 teams will:
Pitch in front of associates from Pegasus Tech Ventures, a $1.5 Billion VC fund
Gain entry to exclusive VIP networking during the 30th event
Receive Virtual Exhibit space in the online convention center platform for SWC finals event
Receive free VIP tickets for Startup Grind Europe-Asia Connect Online
Mingle with investors and VIPs at the invitation-only Virtual Gallery Reception. (Limit 1 per company)
*- 1 Week stay up to $2500 USD
SPEAKERS AND JUDGES
Pegasus Tech Ventures
Minister of Economy of Georgia
2 time NBA Champion; Partner & Brand Ambassador at Crosty; Angel Investor
Director of Software Strategy
IBM Venture Capital Group
Mission Gate Capital
Founder of UK-MENA Hub, Former Head of Middle Eastern Inward Investment for London
Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency
Startup Connect and Startup Grind Tbilisi
2020 Startup World Cup Black Sea & Beyond"
Sponsors & Partners
The competition will be co-hosted by Startup Connect, Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency, and TBC Bank - Startuperi.
Sponsors: Adjarabet & Silknet
“Black Sea and Beyond Regional Competition” is one of 50 regional competitions held from US to Indonesia to select the best startups in Georgia and in region for Grand Finale of Startup World Cup – world’s largest startup competition pitch organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a billion-dollar corporate VC fund based in Silicon Valley. The competition will be co-hosted by Startup Connect and Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency, and TBC Bank - Startuperi.
It is the first and the biggest virtual competition hosted by Georgia, which involves 10 countries from around the Black and Caspian seas. The winners of the regional competitions will compete to enter the global finals, held in Silicon Valley with a prize of $1 Million investment.
The event aims to launch and advise the worlds next wave of leading entrepreneurs and creates the unique precedent for attracting the world’s brightest minds across the globe to compete in solving the planet's biggest challenges through ground-breaking solutions that move ecosystems forward. While the main objective of the regional competition is to accelerate the development and empowerment of Startup space in Georgia and in region countries.
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Startup is eligible to represent a country, if
a) The majority of the management team lives there (HQ is there)
b) The majority of founders were born in the country
c) The majority of founders are citizens of the country
d) The majority of founders are permanent resident of the country
e) The startup is legally registered in the country
No more than 3 startups can represent a country in regional finale
The general contest and benefits are open to anyone, but the overall winner sent to Silicon Valley Grand Finale should be from one of these countries: