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University Startup
World Cup 2021

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!

University Startup
World Cup 2021

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!

Deadline / 13.06.2021

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100 brilliant impact
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Congrats to Overall Winners!

Uman4Uman (Early)

We are a social enterprise that focuses on addressing the issue of period poverty among young girls in Sierra Leone. Using reusable pads reduces your menstrual footprint. It is not only good for your vagina and reproductive health, but the environment as well.

SKIDMORE COLLEGE / USA, SIERRA LEONE 

Hicura Medical (Growth)

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HiCura Medical Pte Ltd is an NUS spin-off that was incorporated in Singapore in May 2019. We use Artificial Intelligence in healthcare to enable automatic image guidance for medical procedures.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE

PinPoint (Digital,
Early)

Pinpoint is the most accurate and affordable Map API in Thailand. Cheaper than Google Map API, but providing more precise location data. 

THAILAND

Ebb and Flow
Keg
(Green, Early)

Ebb & Flow Keg is a provider of sustainable packaging solutions in the beverage industry

GERMANY

AQFeed
(Green, Early)

We upcycle fish manure from aquacultures and use it as a growth bed for algae and aquatic insects in a fully circulated system.

DENMARK

Elomia (Health, Early)

An AI-powered therapy chatbot with human-level effectiveness. We are creating an AI-powered friend, to whom one can talk to get emotional support. 

UKRAINE

Ekkono (Digital, Growth)

With Ekkono Machine Learning we turn things around – we learn the normal behavior of the individual unit, to detect when something deviates from that normal.

SWEDEN

Krilltech (Green, Growth)

Krilltech is developing nanotechnology-based solutions to increase crop productivity in an economical and  sustainable way. 

BRAZIL

SKOOP (Social, Growth)

SKOOP is a cloud-based digital billboard management software. SKOOP makes it easy to manage the complexities of monetizing  billboard network.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Zhongke Endoscope (Health, Growth)

Zhongke is an  endoscopic system for intelligent ENT (Ear, nose and throat) diagnosis

SINGAPORE / CHINA

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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.

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Let us know more about who you are

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. Finally, you see all of the the possibilities of meeting with key players from the Chinese startup ecosystem and expanding your network.

Let us know more
about who are you

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 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. You want to be part of  international student entrepreneurs network. Finally, you see all of the the possibilities of meeting with key players from the Chinese startup ecosystem .

"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.

"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

When: November 5th for Growth stage.
 
How: You can pitch live or have a pre recorded video. We suggest preparing a pre-recorded video with subtitles due to several judges and teams having English as a second language. When it is your time to pitch, we will make you a co-host so you can share your screen and press play to your pitch video.

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.

Early Stage

  • Focused on product development and market research
  • Product is introduced to early beta customers for testing and feedback.
  • Typically cash-constrained and seeking its first outside investors through family, friends, and angel investors.
  • Small team that is looking to add competencies and resources.

Growth Stage

  • Established product/concept which has successfully tested its initial market and learned where and how to move next.
  • May be cash flow positive and introducing its product into tangential markets.
  • Has had initial investment and is looking to initiate new rounds of funding.
  • Solid team with competencies and resources to execute on the Business Plan.
  • Has a patent, patent pending or other means of protecting the business model.
  • Has a scalable business model and is actively looking to scale.

Early Stage 
All 4 category winners will receive 1000 USD each
Overall winner will receive 15,000 USD + 1,000 USD from winning the category.

Growth Stage 
All 4 category winners will receive 1000 USD each

Overall winner will receive 15,000 USD + 1,000 USD from winning the category.

Competitors 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 judges, jury and VC staff sign a confidentiality agreement.

By participating in the competition, competitors agree that Venture Cup assumes no liability and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever for disclosures of information provided by a competitor as part of a submission or othe

Click this link and fill out the form, a team member will get back to you.

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 event, where accommodation and some food will be covered.

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

When: November 5th for Growth stage.
 
How: You can pitch live or have a pre recorded video. We suggest preparing a pre-recorded video with subtitles due to several judges and teams having English as a second language. When it is your time to pitch, we will make you a co-host so you can share your screen and press play to your pitch video.

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.

Early Stage

  • Focused on product development and market research
  • Product is introduced to early beta customers for testing and feedback.
  • Typically cash-constrained and seeking its first outside investors through family, friends, and angel investors.
  • Small team that is looking to add competencies and resources.

 

Growth Stage

  • Established product/concept which has successfully tested its initial market and learned where and how to move next.
  • May be cash flow positive and introducing its product into tangential markets.
  • Has had initial investment and is looking to initiate new rounds of funding.
  • Solid team with competencies and resources to execute on the Business Plan.
  • Has a patent, patent pending or other means of protecting the business model.
  • Has a scalable business model and is actively looking to scale.
  • Early Stage 
    All 4 category winners will receive 1000 USD each
    Overall winner will receive 15,000 USD + 1,000 USD from winning the category.

    Growth Stage 
    All 4 category winners will receive 1000 USD each

    Overall winner will receive 15,000 USD + 1,000 USD from winning the category.

Competitors 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 judges, jury and VC staff sign a confidentiality agreement.

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

Click this link and fill out the form, a team member will get back to you.

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, where accommodation and some food will be covered. 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.

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Josefine Søndergaard,
Project Manager 
Jane Wu, Executive
Director, Venture Cup China

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