Geospatial World Forum 2020 to host Startup Day challenge and pitch session

The Geospatial World Forum 2020 is set to host ‘Startup Day’ next year. In next year’s edition of the challenge, prizes worth up to €50,000 ($55,500) are up for grabs, plus an opportunity to pitch before global investors as well as a 2-hour mentoring session by Rockstart.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. After this, selection announcement will be made on February 12, 2020 followed by mock presentations March 23, 2020 culminating in the Startup Day pitches and overall winner selection on April 8, 2020.

Below is the eligibility criteria:

  • You are a registered business in your country of operation
  • You have commenced your business after January 1, 2017
  • You have not filed for any bankruptcy, and your business should be a going concern
  • Full-time employees operate your business at the CEO, CTO level
  • Your business is not recently acquired nor is a part of any subsidiary
  • For businesses which have in operations for more than 2 years, they should have traction in the market with a generated revenue of at least US $50,000

The top ten selected startups will get an opportunity to pitch before global investors. They will also have their critical entrepreneurial questions answered, get feedback, and mentorship. The overall winner of the challenge will get one-to-one 30 minutes of networking time with the mentor of their choice.

The mentorship team comprises of Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO, Voyager Space Holding; Peter Rabley, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network; Nigel Clifford, the Operating Partner, Marlin Equity Partners; and Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Groupe.

All the selected startups will also get a complimentary table space at Geospatial World Forum 2020 exhibition, scheduled for April 7 – 9, 2020 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to showcase their innovation to a global audience.

GWF 2020 will bring together over 1500 policymakers, geospatial industry leaders, decision-makers from user industries, and global geospatial professionals in one place.


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