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India Regional Finale


What is Startup World Cup

Startup World Cup is an event organized by Fenox Venture Capital that is dedicated to launching and advising the world's next wave of leading entrepreneurs. It is a global conference and competition that brings together the top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and world class tech CEOs.

Startup World Cup INDIA - Techfest

Techfest is the exclusive India Region Partner. We are excited to help set a precedent for attracting India’s brightest minds and we look forward to having you participate in solving the planet's biggest challenges through path-breaking solutions that is going to help the world move towards a sustainable future.


US $ 1,000,000

Regional finalists of 22+ countries will contest for the million dollar investment prize. One finalist will be chosen at the Regional Finale during Techfest who will represent India at the Grand Finale in May 2018, in San Francisco.

Past Events

Startup World Cup 2017

Startup World Cup 2017 included a networking party, workshops, conference and startup pitch competition. Distinguished speakers and judges attended the events alongside the top entrepreneurs from around the world


Dec 8 2017

Submission Deadline

The interested startups will be required to submit the pitch deck and follow all the instructions mentioned on the registration page carefully

Dec 22 2017

Top 10 Announcement

Applications received from across the country will be evaluated and those selected will be invited to Techfest 2017-18 for the regional finale event

Dec 29 2017

India Regional Finale at Techfest

Each Startup will present their case at the pitch competition, jury panel of which will be decided by Techfest and Fenox Capital. India Winner will be declared on the spot

May 18 2018

Grand Finale

The finalist will be invited to the Grand Finale in San Francisco to compete against other Regional Winners. Travel fare will be sponsored* by Techfest


​We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea


Why should one participate in Startup World Cup?

Startup World Cup participants will get a big chance to turn their ideas into reality with the help of global exposure, networking, media coverage, and 1 million USD in funding for the winner

What is the registration fee?

There is no fee for participating in Startup World Cup India Regional Finale

How many startups will be selected at each Regional Finale?

​Top 10 startups selected among the applicants will be invited to Techfest, IIT Bombay to contest for Regional Winner

How long will each startup pitch for?

​Each startup will be allocated 4 minutes to pitch followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.

How will the entries be judged?

The entries will be evaluated by Fenox Capital and top 10 entries across India will be invited to Techfest to contest for entry into the Grand Finale

Will the airfare of the Indian Regional Winner be covered?

Air tickets worth 60,000 INR will be sponsored by Techfest

What does the World Champion get for winning the final competition?

The winner of the Grand Finale will receive US $ 1,000,000 prize in investment. It will either be in exchange for a portion of equity related to the most recent round of funding or a convertible note, depending on the size of the company and how much funding they have raised. They will also receive global exposure through media recognition from all of the journalists covering the event. Selected sponsors will also be providing additional prizes to be announced. Last year included $30k in free legal services from Orrick and a Salesforce software package for the finalists

What type of startups can apply?

We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.

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