Friday November 21st marks the day that the winner of Get in the Ring, the Olympics for Startups will be announced. Worldwide more than 2,000 startups have competed for a spot in this prestigious event in Rotterdam. From this group, following wins in both their National and Regional competitions, only ten remain. They will pitch their idea in front on 4 Champions and an audience of roughly 1000 entrepreneurs, investors and top people from the government and the business world. Get in the Ring is a featured event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place between the 17th and 23rd of November.
This year’s jury consists of Morten Lund (Invested in Skype), Lauren Maillian Bias (Serial Entrepreneur and Investor), Howard Lindzon (Invested inTweetDeck), and Zsolt Lavotha (Chairman of the Monaco Private Equity and Venture Capital). Along with the audience, these Champions will decide which finalist has what it takes to win the Olympics for startups!
The 10 finalists have already been selected and will be representing the following regions: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe.
Tickets are still a few available for the International Final and can be purchased at www.gitr.co/tickets. Can’t make it to the final, but would still like to follow this entrepreneurial evening? Go to www.gitr.co/livestream and watch the live stream.
About Get in the Ring: The Olympics for Startups
GITR is the Olympics for Startups; a worldwide competition where startups face off against each other in one-on-one pitching battles. Similar to rock stars, startups need fans in order to be successful. GITR puts startups in the spotlight, and gives them a worldwide podium to connect with investors and create a fan base. Jumpstarting your business is no longer only about friends, family and fools. We introduce a fourth F: that of the fans who can invest with knowledge, network, funding, and time. For more information: www.gitr.co.