One of the largest startup events in Europe, the Startup World Cup & Summit (SWCSummit), will take place in Prague on October 14, 2020. The bottom line of the program will be the continental final of the Startup World Cup competition. A total of 12 finalists from previous regional rounds will compete for a potential investment of $ 500,000 and the title of startup “European champion”. Applications are open for them until September 30.
This year the organizers have traditionally addressed a number of celebrities who will be involved in the role of speakers, panellists and mentors. The main stars of this year will be Tosca Musk, a founder of the successful streaming platform Passionflix, which focuses on romantic films and comedies and sister of Elon Musk; Marvin Liao, an experienced startup investor from the renowned 500 Startups accelerator; Irina Nicoleta, a director responsible for the expansion of the Revolut brand in the CEE region; Tom Cwik, a NASA representative in charge of translating space inventions into normal terrestrial life; and Martin Tolar, a Czech scientist and neurologist whose company Alzheon is currently probably the closest to the invention of a drug for Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition to the speeches of these speakers, there will also be panel discussions on various topics and smaller meetings at mentoring tables, as well as “one-on-one” meetings between representatives of startups, corporations and investment companies.
The Startup World Cup & Summit (SWCSummit) is a unique combination of two of the major startup conferences in recent years. Startup World Cup is a worldwide startup conference created directly in Silicon Valley with the aim of supporting global innovation, connecting the startup ecosystem, opening the door to talented entrepreneurs and identifying the 20 best startup projects in the world. Startup Summit is a traditional conference dating back to 2012. It has featured speakers from the most famous global corporations and startups – from TechCrunch editors to Startupbootcamp bosses, investors from Silicon Valley, speakers from companies like Tesla or SpaceX or Hyperloop Transport Technologies, to founders of promising startups like Kiwi.com and corporate captains, such as Andre Wehrner from Škoda Auto or Tomáš Budník from O2.
Register your startup or buy tickets to the Startup World Cup & Summit here.