TEL AVIV, Israel, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Global competition for new StartUps is Underway
StartUp Open is a competition held by Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) featured during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The competition was originally launched as a part of the Kauffman Foundation Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2010 and has since been a leader in the promotion and nourishment of aspiring entrepreneurs. StartUp Open is one of the world's largest competitions for startup companies and boasts participation from more than 60 countries.
The competition gives early stage startups the chance to develop their ideas and present them to entrepreneurs and judges who have extensive experience in relevant fields. StartUp Open welcomes entrepreneurs from all over the world to share their business skills and gain global exposure.
StartUp Open main supporters in Israel include Global Entrepreneurship Network Israel, Barnea & Co Law firm, The Jerusalem Development Authority, JNext, The Jerusalem Municipality, The MIT Enterprise Forum - Israel, Israel advanced technology industries, Made In Jerusalem and more.
StartUp Open in Israel
Israel has been participating in StartUp Open since its inception in 2010. Israeli entrepreneurs have consistently ranked high and presented an array of business ideas to the rest of the world.
Last year, after winning the Israeli StartUp Open competition in Jerusalem, BreezoMeter won 1st place in the global competition where they competed against over 600 other start ups. BreezoMeter was invented to make air pollution visible. Using real time big data analysis BreezoMeter presents air quality information at street level resolution. In May 2015, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) introduced BreezoMeter at a special event at the White House with US President Barack Obama.
The Israeli Company who wins StartUp Open will receive a package of services worth thousands of shekels and will automatically be entered into the list of the World's Top 50 Most Promising Startups , also known as the GEW50. The company chosen to represent Israel is then invited to compete internationally, there you will have an opportunity to receive VIP delegate credentials to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2016 and a once-in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with established entrepreneurs.
Registration for StartUp Open Israel 2015 will be open until July 13th , 2015. After a thorough process of judging, the final round of the StartUp Open competition in Israel will be held at Jerusalem on September 7th, 2015 in front of an audience consisting of entrepreneurs, managers, investors, researchers, and government representatives.
For the Israeli competition, Apply here: http://gew.org.il/startup-open/
Gil Shourka, National Coordinator, Global Entrepreneurship Network Israel
SOURCE GEW Israel