2024 | Сyprus


Startup World Cup is a global competition that brings together top startups, investors, VCs, entrepreneurs, and world-class tech CEOs. This year Startup World Cup regional finals will take place in Cyprus for the first time – over 100 startups will compete for an opportunity to present Cyprus in the San Francisco Grand Finale on October 2-4, 2024.

Reasons to Attend

For Partners

Boost sales and visibility in the global market. Increase brand awareness and attract new customers.

For Investors

Meet top global startups. Get access to new deals around the world. Network with other investors and corporate representatives.

For Corporation

Meet innovative startups from around the world. Create business development opportunities.

For Startups

Network with top-tier investors. Develop corporate partnerships and hear from top industry experts.

The call for applications is Open

How to Apply

  • Fill in the registration form by May, 12

  • Describe your startup, and attach a pitch deck to the application

  • Wait for the results in your email and meanwhile get access to the networking app to set meetings with mentors, angels, and VC funds
  • VC funds analytics will analyze nominees’ profiles and select the top 15, that will participate in the offline pitching contest with an independent jury
  • The final pitching and winner selection will take place on May, 28 in Limassol during the Future of AI Summit.


  • March, 21 – May, 12

    Application Phase

  • April, 21

    Access to the exclusive group community platform

  • May, 17

    Announcement of the 10 finalists

  • May, 28

    Connect Day – 1:1 Meeting with investors

  • May, 28

    Startup World Cup Cyprus Final in Limassol

  • May, 28

    The Future of AI Summit – Exclusive Access for Finalists

  • October, 02–04

    Grand Finale in San Francisco


  • We have already raised some capital, are there any restrictions for applying?

    There are no restrictions on the amount of capital raised, we encourage everyone to apply.

  • There is no regional competition in my country, can I participate in the Cyprus Final?

    We accept applications regardless of your location. We are happy to welcome startups from Ukraine.

  • What type of startups can apply?

    We encourage startups in any domain at any stage to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity, not just an idea.

  • How can a startup pitch at the Grand Finale?

    Startup World Cup will have 50+ regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each regional winner will compete in Silicon Valley for the final competition in San Francisco on October 2-4, 2024, at Hilton Union Square, San Francisco.


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