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UNIVERSITY

STARTUP

WORLD CUP 

The best impact based university startups from
around the world come together to network, learn,
grow and pitch for a chance of becoming the world’s
best university startup!

We are now open for applications!

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Showcase Your Company at
China International Import Expo

Apply to get a free stand through Venture Cup

SHANGHAI, CHINA
NOV 5-10, 2024

Innovation Centre
Denmark Shanghai

CATEGORIES 2024

GREEN

Making our planet and society more sustainable
and environmentally
friendly.

SOCIAL

Solutions that help
people locally and
globally. Improving
society and our lives.

DIGITAL

Everything from
softwares, financial
services, and new
platforms.

PRODUCT

A physical device /
prototype that
improves functionality
or helps customers.

HEALTH

Optimizing health
industry, saving more
lives & creating better
well-being.

The best university startups from around the world come together to network, exhibit and pitch for a chance to become the world’s best university startup!

We are now open for applications!

Deadline / 13.06.2021

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SHOWCASE YOU COMPANY
AT CHINA INTERNATIONAL IMPORT EXPO

Apply to get a free stand through Venture Cup

SHANGHAI, CHINA
NOV 5-10, 2024

Innovation Centre
Denmark Shanghai

CATEGORIES 2024

How can we optimize human’s health? The category Health covers everything from medical processes in the health sector or platforms that generate more awareness of diseases and symptoms among the general population. In other words, if your purpose is to save more lives or create better well-being, you have come to the right place.

Our world is changing and people are changing with it. What can we do to make our planet better for future generations? The category Green consists of ideas that make our planet and society become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This could for example be in industries of Energy, Recycling, Packaging, Food and Beverage or other related industries.

Do you have a physical and tangible device, a sketch or prototype of a machine, robot, new component, or consumer product, that improves functionality or help reduce costs or time for your customers? If your answer is yes, then the Product category is for you.

The world is becoming more digitalized. The category Digital consists of ideas that are not specifically green or for health purposes, see green/health categories. Do you have an idea for a new platform that could make it easier for customers? Then this category covers everything from software as a service, financial services, and new platforms in all industries.

Globally, locally we all live side by side and we not only face environmental challenges but also societal challenges. Does your solution help people locally or globally? Does it improve society and our lives? Are humans centered around your solution? Then this is the category for you!

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The best impact
based startups are
coming together!

2023 OVERALL WINNER

2023
OVERALL WINNER

Treeva

Treeva makes transport systems greener by generating renewable energy from your journey. We provide efficient, recyclable wind turbines which rotate due to the turbulent airflow of passing transport.

United Kingdom

Imperial College London

Website

PRODUCT

Smiling Food (Winnner)

The core product offered is LIEMAX2, an innovative sugar substitute formulation that provides a healthier alternative
to traditional sugar.

Austria

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Drinksaver

(Runner up)

Drinksaver (Runner up)

The innovative drinkware by Drinksaver minimizes spillage without impairingthe drinking experience. The aesthetic drinking glass and our hidden lid make it possible to drink
as it is lid-less.

Denmark

Technical University of Denmark | Copenhagen School of Design and Technology

Website

SOCIAL

SowPrecise (Winner)

A pay per use (PPU) system that enables the farmers in the arid semi- arid lands to share portable solar powered irrigation system. The ownership and responsibility of the irrigation system lie with us, and the farmer only pays a small fee for usage on demand.

Kenya

University of Nicosia

Website

Zelospace (Runner up)

Zelospaceb
(Runner up)

Zelospace is a digital ecosystem fighting campus loneliness through shared passions. Britain’s Got Talent gone digital, unlocking exclusive opportunities for aspiring university talent.

United Kingdom

University College London

Website

HEALTH

Your Cue (Winner)

We enable healthcare professionals to provide proactive care continuously to ALL their patients. Hospital, home, anywhere.

United Kingdom

University College London


Website

EchoVice (Runner up)

Improving echocardiography images by stabilising ultrasound probes.

Denmark

University of Southern Denmark


Website

GREEN

Anemo Robotics (Runner up)

Innovations for assessing marine biodiversity.

Denmark

Technical University of Denmark


Website

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You’re a part of a startup with two co-founders and at least one of them is affiliated to a University (or a recent graduate within 2 years). Your startup is either early stage or growth stage (see definition in FAQ).

Your startup is working towards making an impact in the world. You feel like you have a potential to do great things and want a platform to help you reach your goals. You want to be part of a network of international student entrepreneurs.

A community of
the best university
startups worldwide

A community of
the best university
startups worldwide

Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with startups from all around the world. The startups reached millions of readers worldwide, met some of the largest companies in Denmark and won big cash prizes. 

But what really matters is the international network participants achieve. The goal is to feature the best university startups worldwide, help them grow and expand.

Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with startups from all around the world. The startups reached millions of readers worldwide, met some of the largest companies in Denmark and won big cash prizes. 

But what really matters is the international network participants achieve. The goal is to feature the best university startups worldwide, help them grow and expand.

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In order to compete, you should be :

  • part of a startup with two co-founders and at least one of them is affiliated to a University (or a recent graduate within 2 years).
  • Your startup is working towards making an impact in the world.
  • You feel like you have a potential to do great things. 
  • You want to be part of  international student entrepreneurs network.

" Winning the overall award has led to wider exposure and recognition of Treeva Turbines, including speaking at international conferences and networking "

Treeva Turbines

Overall Winner of 2023 Early Stage. Treeva makes transport systems greener by generating renewable energy from your journey. We provide efficient, recyclable wind turbines which rotate due to the turbulent airflow of passing transport.

"Winning USWC 2020 gave us an opportunity to present our solution on a global stage"

Epiclay

 

Overall Winner of 2020 Early Stage. Epiclay makes urban areas more liveable and healthy for its inhabitants by creating a modular green wall system, which can be implemented easily on facades.

F A Q

Click here to watch an Expert provide pitch tips and tricks.

Click here for the NABC model. 

  • How long is the pitch? 4 min
  • How many people should pitch? We suggest one person who has the best handle of the English language
  • Can all team members be present? Yes, we suggest all team members be present with the camera on and be ready on standby to answer questions the judges may have.
  • Can we present a commercial video? We suggest sticking to the usual business pitching format for the 4 min pitch
  • What should we use in the pitch when recording? For your pre recorded pitch, we recommend using a pitch deck. The pitch deck should have minimal writing and more visual identification of what you are trying to say. We want the judge to focus on what you are saying rather than trying to read a screen. Imagine that when speaking, you want the jury to mainly be listening and gently glancing the slide deck or resting their eyes on something easy to look at while listening.
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All of it is important but of course emphasis on your; customer pain / problem description, customer segmentation, business model, idea, impact measurements, team and future timeline are always highlighted.

Participants should not assume any right of confidentiality to any information presented or discussed in public sessions. Please be aware that members of the media, potential competitors, and members of the financial community may attend public sessions. All Venture Cup staff have signed a confidentiality agreement.

By taking part in the competition, participants agree that Venture Cup assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever for disclosures of information provided by a participant as part of a submission or otherwise during the course of the competition.

Thinking about
becoming a partner?

The partners we work with will get promotion on our website, social media, and print. They will also be invited to attend the event. 

In return, the Partner will nominate at least 3 teams that will still need to go through the application process. They will also promote the event on their own channels.

FAQ for the curious

Click here to watch an Expert provide pitch tips and tricks. 

Click here for the NABC model.

  • How long is the pitch? 4 min
  • How many people should pitch? We suggest one person who has the best handle of the English language
  • Can all team members be present? Yes, we suggest all team members be present with the camera on and be ready on standby to answer questions the judges may have.
  • Can we present a commercial video? We suggest sticking to the usual business pitching format for the 4 min pitch
  • What should we use in the pitch when recording? For your pre recorded pitch, we recommend using a pitch deck. The pitch deck should have minimal writing and more visual identification of what you are trying to say. We want the judge to focus on what you are saying rather than trying to read a screen. Imagine that when speaking, you want the jury to mainly be listening and gently glancing the slide deck or resting their eyes on something easy to look at while listening.
All of it is important but of course emphasis on your; customer pain / problem description, customer segmentation, business model, idea, impact measurements, team and future timeline are always highlighted.

Participants should not assume any right of confidentiality to any information presented or discussed in public sessions. Please be aware that members of the media, potential competitors, and members of the financial community may attend public sessions. All Venture Cup staff have signed a confidentiality agreement.

By taking part in the competition, participants agree that Venture Cup assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever for disclosures of information provided by a participant as part of a submission or otherwise during the course of the competition.

Thinking about becoming a partner?

Venture Cup Denmark works closely with Partners worldwide, who are usually universities or organisations that focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and startups. The Partner will get promotion on our website, social media, and in print. They will also be invited to attend the event. 

In return, the Partner will nominate at least 3 teams that will still need to go through the application process. They will also promote the event on their own channels.

Contact

Josefine Søndergaard,
Communication Manager
Jane Wu,
Venture Cup China
 

Contact us

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Josefine Søndergaard,
Communication Manager
[email protected]
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Armenia
National Polytechnic
University of Armenia

SFI

Andranik Voskanyan, Arthur Hakobyan

We offer autonomously operating robots, which can move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines con- tinuously monitoring and detecting erosion and leakage. Countries lose million tones of water, gas and oil from damaged tubes and sometimes it become dangerous for human life and nature when gas or oil pipeline gets damaged. So our product can find damaged or clogged places on their early stage in practically all kinds of pipe- lines over and underground. With the use of our product the damaged sections of a pipeline can be found faster, more easily, precisely and without digging the ground.

This means that maintenance and replacement of pipe- lines will be safer and much more cheaper. Our product is a robot which can move through the pipelines and investigate it with pressure, ultrasonic, flow sensors and camera which can shoot up to 4k video and save it in his memory card or sent it to connected devic- es. This robots autonomously move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines with diameters ranging from 10 cm up to 300 cm.

Iceland
Reykjavik University

Treatably

Ragnheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, Safa Jemai

Our company is a disease management solution. Our software gathers together all the most important information about your health like meds, nutrition, exercise, symptoms, vitals and sleep and analyses it to give you a clear picture of how your health is at any given moment.

Our main focus to start with is on patients with thyroid problems and other autoimmune diseases, but we plan to add on and expand so we can service people with all kinds of chronic illnesses. Having to live with a chronic illness is time consuming, costly and frankly, exhausting. We want to make peoples lives easier with one platform

where you gather all the data you need to keep track of to manage your condition. So the next time you see your doctor you’ll have a much set of data to show him about your progress the past few months, and eventually with integration into the healthcare system the doctor will be able to access all the information himself before your appointment and therefore make a much better diagnosis and decision regarding your treatment.

With integration you will also be able to access your own test results, schedule appointments, prescriptions and better communication with your doctor.​