ESN will collaborate with Global Startup Challenge : Fintech Series  

Announcing the Global Startup Challenge 2017 — FinTech Series an initiative to empower innovations & start-ups across the globe through the platform EDGE 196. The challenge runs across 26 global clusters (196 countries) where our objective is to identify start-ups that have the potential to become the next unicorn in the world. The three shortlisted startups are invited for online conference pitch session & the 26 winners are then offered the term sheets and provided with an Acceleration program run by one of our global partners in India, UK, Canada, Singapore, and USA.

Empowering Startups and Innovations
Total Investment commitment: 2.30 Million USD
One winning start-up from each cluster (26 Clusters) will get an investment of 50,000 USD. And out of 26 winning start-ups, one will be selected for the grand investment of $1 Million USD.

To apply you would have to answer a few questions which involve information about the date of incorporation, brief description, stage, team size, annual revenue, the amount of revenue you are looking for from investors and upload your pitch deck along with a video.

Once we shortlist your startup you will be contacted by our team of analysts.

Startups can Apply Online till 10th December 2017
Evaluation of the Start-ups: 10th to 18th December 2017 (shortlisting)
Online pitch session: 20th December 2017 (video conference)
Grand finale: 12th January 2018

Eligibility Criteria

A start-up must fulfil the following requirements to qualify for the Start-up Challenge:
Must be at a MVP stage or later
Preferably with influence in terms of clients/revenue.
No more than 3 years in development.
With a significant Target Audience and intending to go global.
At least 2 people working on it.

Benefits
Global Market Access: The start-ups with potential are facilitated and presented into the global market for broader audience.
Investment: The winning startup from each cluster gets investment of 50,000 USD to finance their project. One potential startup across the globe gets the investment of whopping 1 Million USD.
Acceleration: The winning startups from each cluster get the chance to enter into acceleration program that is run by one of Edge 196’s global partners.
Startup Summit: The final 26 successful start-ups are then invited to the Grand Finale to pitch.
Continuity Investment: The selected startups has the chance to raise its continuity investment through Global Investment Partners. (Investment is equity based).

STAND A CHANCE TO WIN $ 1 MILLION INVESTMENT
Please check for your country via this link and submit your application via respective cluster pages.
Direct Link : http://www.edge196.com/all-challenges


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