NATIONAL STARTUP COMPETITION 2017

– Deadline for application May 8, 23.59!

Win DKK 100,000 to make your idea happen.

All category winners win a trip to Silicon Valley.

THE COMPETITION IS FOR EVERYONE!

Experience problems or have questions regarding submitting? Call our hotline (+45) 38 15 33 77. Open until midnight!

If you just thought of an awesome idea or if you have a business plan, you should apply and receive valuable feedback.

–  For all university students with a dream of becoming entrepreneurs

–  We help teams develop through pitch training at the pitch camp

–  Pitch towards a professional jury – 5 category winners in all

–  The chance of becoming both category winner and main winner!

IMPORTANT DATES!

  • May 8: Deadline for submitting 

  • June 7: Pitch camp 

  • June 14: Semifinal 

  • June 21: Award show

HOW TO SUBMIT

1. CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORY

Once you have written your business plan, you should have a clear idea of what category your plan belongs to. Industry experts will read, rate and provide vital feedback based on their category insight so choosing the right category is important for both jury and participants.

We will screen all business plans to make sure that you have entered it in the correct category. You can apply with several ideas in different categories. However, you cannot submit the same idea in more than one category.

THE 5 CATEGORIES:

  • Mobile & Web: Apps, web services, search engines, augmented reality, near field communication, etc.
  • Product & Devices: Traditional products & devices, inventions, designs, services, hardware, etc.
  • HealthTech: Healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical drugs & vaccines, medical devices, biomaterials, advanced medical therapies, etc.
  • GreenTech: Environmentally friendly, recycled products, energy efficiency, waste management, pollution reduction, etc.
  • FinTech: Computer programs and other technology used to support or enable banking and financial services.

2. SUBMIT YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

Format of submission, 3-5 pages in all categories. See business plan template here.

3. CHECKLIST BEFORE APPLYING

  • You and your business plan comply with the rules
  • Your business plan is ready and contains the relevant areas of interest explained here
  • All contact info on all team members should be clearly stated in the business idea and in our online competition management tool (the site where you upload your business plan)
  • Make sure your business plan is saved as a PDF of max 10MB and named after your business plan

4. APPLY

All applications are handled securely by our online competition management system.

Once you click “Submit here” a new window will open for your application. You must register a profile, fill out all the required information, upload the PDF (and a video) to our online competition management system, then you will receive a confirmation e-mail for a successful upload.

Note: The upload may take a few minutes, so please be patient and only click the submit button once.

WHAT´S IN IT FOR ME?

For the past 17 years, we have worked to help and inspire young entrepreneurs. With more than 2000 teams, 1200 new jobs and 4 international offices under our belt, Venture Cup is one of Europe’s largest and most trusted non-profits aimed at helping make startups happen. Supported by the Danish universities and some of Denmark’s most innovative companies, we provide support and the right mindset to help you succeed.

Some of the key challenges we can help you with:

  • Cash Prizes: DKK 100,000 to the overall winner. All category winners are awarded a trip to Silicon Valley
  • Network: Meet serial entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and industry experts
  • Feedback: Get early and vital feedback from our jury or apply for a mentor
  • Training: Learn to pitch, prototype, network, and write a business plan
  • Experts: We facilitate contact to advisers and mentors to help you reach the next level

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