Startup World Cup returns to Belfast for 2019

  • On the back of an incredibly successful introduction last year, Belfast Global Shapers will bring the Startup World Cup back to Belfast in March.

    The start up competition is an international event which seeks to give the opportunity of winning $1,000,000 investment to a new business. 

    Some of Northern Ireland's most exciting companies will have the opportunity to pitch their business concepts to experienced leaders and investors. The winning entrepreneurs will then head off to San Francisco later in the year to compete for the main prize.

    Belfast may be a smaller part of the world, however, with a population of innovators and creators twelve companies delivered world class pitches last year.

    This opportunity is being given again this year to a brand new group of businesses and there is high anticipation for what Belfast has to offer.

    Neurovalens was crowned the winner of the Belfast heat. The company was the first initiative to produce the “world’s first weight loss wearable”. The company proceeded to surpass competition from eleven other startups. Whilst the startup didn’t win, the competition allowed the organisation to take the business to the next level and promote the business globally.

    “Start up world cup is a fantastic opportunity," positively commented, Jason McKeown, CEO of Neurovalens. "I would strongly encourage local entrepreneurs to get involved and make the most out of this excellent opportunity. 

    "Just being involved with the competition added a significant amount of credibility to our company."

    If you are keen to take part in this world cup, startup businesses are now able to apply via www.startupworldcup.io/northern-ireland. The heat will take place on the 25th March.

    Source: Startup World Cup Press Release

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