Startup World Cup 2024 First Time in Cyprus – Chance to Win $1M Investment

Startup World Cup

The largest global pitch competition Startup World Cup is coming to Cyprus this year, the application phase for startups is opening on March, 25. The winner of the regional cup will get a chance to compete in the San Francisco Grand Finale and win an investment prize from Pegasus Tech Ventures.

Cyprus, March, 25, Aivitam Ventures together with Pegasus Tech Ventures are launching the Startup World Cup – the world’s most established pitch competition for startups of all stages, technologies, and industries. Potential nominees can apply for the pitch competition for free till May, 12 by the link

Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition that brings together the top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs, and world-class tech CEOs. Regional competitions have been organized in 50+ regions across North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. This year, the Startup World Cup regional finals will take place in Cyprus for the first time and bring together over 100 startups of any domain and any stage to compete for an opportunity to pitch in front of the most prominent VCs and investors and win a prize of $10k, and most importantly – an opportunity to present Cyprus in the San Francisco Grand Finale on October 2-4, 2024 and win $1 000 000 investment prize.

Participating startups should have an entity and connection with Cyprus that can be proved (founders or team are from Cyprus). This year we also invite Startups from Ukraine to compete at the Startup World Cup regional finals in Cyprus.

The application process is simple: 

1) Fill in the registration form till May, 12; 

2) Describe your startup, and attach a pitch deck to the application; 

3) Wait for the results in your email and meanwhile get access to the networking app to set meetings with mentors, angels, and VC funds;

4) VC funds analytics will analyze nominees’ profiles and select the top 10;

5) Selected nominees 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 our next big The Future of AI Summit. Startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to global investors, benefit from one-on-one sessions with angels and venture capitalists, and networking opportunities with top tech professionals from Europe. The World Cup winner will be honored with special prizes from the partners and will also gain vast coverage and celebration from global and local media partners.

Startup World Cup 2024 Trailer


Dmitry Dosov, GP at Aivitam Ventures: “Cyprus has a great potential for developing the startup ecosystem and a bright future with lots of opportunities and resources. The process has already started, but there are so many steps ahead and one of our aims is to help Cyprus in becoming a significant player on the global scene and allowing local startups to grow and get global recognition. Together with our partners we will give this chance to the participants and help them in this exciting journey.”

Anis Uzzaman, Founder and CEO, Pegasus Tech Ventures: “We are thrilled to partner up with Aivitam Ventures for the Startup World Cup Cyprus Regional and are delighted by the quality and enthusiasm of the competing startups. Each year we have been able to reach more entrepreneurs in more cities around the world and connect more innovation ecosystems to Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. We hope this partnership creates new valuable opportunities for the competing startups in Cyprus.” 


Aivitam Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures are organizers of the Startup World Cup regional finals in Cyprus.

Aivitam Ventures is all at once — a venture fund, startup builder, and provider of global PR and marketing for startups and tech companies. Under Forbes’ license, the company has successfully held two events in 2023 – Forbes Cyprus The Future of Fintech Summit and Forbes Cyprus 20 Women in Tech Awards.

In March 2024, we launched The Future Media, a global media platform.

Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with $2 Billion in assets under management. Pegasus offers intellectual and financial capital to emerging technology companies around the world.


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