G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.
G-Startup is hosted at each GMIC in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong & Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at select competitions receive investment. The winner also receives a free trip to Silicon Valley to compete in the G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals & receive an additional $250,000 investment! Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives.
All G-Startup Worldwide regional participants will also automatically be accepted into FbStart, a global startup program from Facebook designed to help developers build & grow their products. FbStart members receive free tools & services and year-round opportunities to connect directly with the Facebook team for technical & professional support. FbStart members also receive a custom package of exclusive discounts from dozens of Facebook partners. Messenger platform & native mobile app developers can apply to join the program at FbStart.com.
Raised a seed round but less than $2 million
AI, Mobile, IoT, Wearables, FinTech, Cyber Security, Smart Cars, AR/VR, Space, Robotics/Drones, Education, Enterprise, Health, AggTech, Social and eCommerce
Preference given to startups with innovative products that will make a positive impact on the world
Startups can be from any country in the world
Score as a Top 10 Finalist
An evaluation committee made up of top VC’s and Accelerators will choose the top 10 startups that get the opportunity to compete in the regional competition.
Select Regional Winners
$50,000 investment prize
1 Year G-Network Membership
3 Day Mentorship Bootcamp at Google’s headquarters
Complimentary trip to Silicon Valley (up to $1000 flight + 3 nights hotel) to pitch at the Global Final Competition
The series starts November 2016 in Bangalore and ends September 2017 in Silicon Valley.