World Innovations Forum - Intro and startup competition

29.08.2017 | 15:54
Impact Hub Zurich, Viaduktstrasse 93 8005 Zürich Schweiz
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For the first time, the World Innovations Forum 2018 will bring together all innovation stakeholders from 50 countries, including Entrepreneurs, Investors, Enabler and Government Representatives for innovation and economic development.

Attendees will work on the most burning challenges and try to make entrepreneurs around the world more successful. Part of the event is the nomination of the best entrepreneurs in the world. In each country a startup competition is awarding the best startups in the country.

This event is the first startup competition for the best startup in Switzerland. To participate in the competition, startups must meet the following requirements: Requirements:

Company is registered and less than 6 years old, Min 2 founders of which each has more than 20%, Completed at least one seed round of funding and a product that is at least in beta/prototype stage

Event program

18:30 welcome & introduction
Introduction to the World Innovations Forum
Today only 10 out of 100 startups make it. Some just give up, others simply can’t move further. We want to double the startup success rate in the next 20 years.
How we plan to help entrepreneurs from around the world to be more successful
How to think bigger and be ready to conquer the biggest problems, and go global.
The global economic impact if more entrepreneurs are successful
How some of the most influential people in the word support us

19:15 entrepreneurs competition 
The best Swiss Startups (less than 5 years old)  compete for the title Best Swiss Startup
5-6 teams will be selected and pitch in front of the audience.

20:30 award ceremony
Best startup of the night award and nomination for semi-final in Feb. 2018. Finalist competition in March 2018

The final selection of the best startups will be made early 2018 and be presented at the World Innovations Forum in June 2018 in Lucerne, Switzerland

21:00 networking