Ship - The Startup Festival 2017. Image Credit: Twitter Images
Ship - The Startup Festival 2017. Image Credit: Twitter Images
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Global Startup Challenge is an online competition for aspiring entrepreneurs from all over the world with the aim is to empower people from as many backgrounds as possible. The challenge calls upon interested applicants to submit their ideas and startups in an application consisting of problem identification and solution proposal.

Submission of executive summary, pitch deck and promotion video is optional.

The applications are then reviewed by local and regional experts, where finalists will receive an invitation to *ship The Startup Festival; a three-day startup event which aims to connect the next-generation of entrepreneurs with mentors worldwide – scheduled to take place from July 11th to 13th, 2016 during Tall Ships Races and Maritime Festival in Kotka, Finland.

The event is backed by Google, City of Kotka, Cursor, Kouvola Innovation and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The applicant must be 18 years old by the day of the application deadline.
  2. Individual applications are accepted, but team applications are preferred.
  3. The idea should have startup elements like a repeatable and scalable business model. It can be a social business, but we do not review for NGOs or non-profit venture ideas.
  4. The Startup must be less than three years old.

Deadline for submission is 12:00 a.m. EAT on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

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source: Ship Festival