Webit.Founders Games 2020

JOIN WORLD'S BIGGEST STARTUP/SCALEUP CHALLENGE

Valencia, Spain 18 - 20 June Apply now!

What is Founders Games?

Founders Games by Webit is the platform (and place) where the investors
and enterprise business leaders know will meet best of the best - 1 500 hand picked startups!

Founders Games selectes the 1 500 most promising startups from over 4000 applications from Europe and beyond. Founders Games became an investment platform for matchmaking hand-picked early-stage/post seed stage startups and Round A scaleups with investors, corporates and media.

Join today and:

  • Get free Webit.Festival tickets for your team (600 free startup tickets)
  • Get a free expo space (selected 200 startups shall receive a free exhibition @ Webit.Festival)
  • Get an opportunity to pitch in front of hundreds of investors and global business leaders
  • Get the opportunity to win seed investment

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400+ top speakers

including presidents, CEOs of some of the world's largest innovation companies, thought leaders and beautiful minds, investors and inventors. Find the list of last year's speakers here.

Special 1:1 meetings

Webit’s Business Speed Dating: 1 hour, investors & startups get together, one on one, to receive the best out of both worlds.

Startup Academy and Investors Summit

Webit.Foundation is more than speaking, more than judging - we wish to provide startups with the best tools to help them sell their idea with the encouragement and guidelines provided by our speakers.

Founders Games Expo

put your company (product or service) in front of all 15,000+ attendees of the Festival. Exhibit and present your product/service in front of 500+ investors and thousands of corporate partners.

Startup Tours

Take a stroll through the alleys of the Startup Village and immerse in what’s new and who’s who in Europe’s tech scene.

Join more than 500 investors

Family offices, corporate ventures (BMW ventures, IBM Ventures, Intel Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Novartis Ventures Fund, Pro Sieben Ventures, Time Warner Investments, GE Ventures, M12 - Microsoft's Venture Fund to name a few), VCs including 500 Startups, Happinnes Ventures, Speedinvest, LUMA Ventures, CREDO Ventures, Early Bird Capital, Open Ocean and best accelerators from all around the world @ Webit.Festival Europe and the Founders Games.

The Seed Investment

The seed investment is provided by Plamen Russev (chairman of Webit.Foundation, investor and serial entrepreneur) and prominent entrepreneurs and investors. Тhe form in which the seed investment will be paid out is a convertible loan. The loan will convert into shares of preferred stock upon the closing of a next equity financing at market terms for such an instrument.

There will be 2 tranches. The first tranche will be transferred within a month after winning Webit’s Founders Games. The second tranche will be released upon achieving certain milestones negotiated between the investors and the winner.

The investment offer is non-obligatory for the startup winner of Webit's Founders Games and subject to standard due diligence processes on behalf of the investors.

Who may apply

As far as your company is active in the following disciplines:

Advertising & Marketing Food & Nutrition Analytics & Big Data Health, Med tech & Pharma Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Industrial Internet & IoT Biotech Manufacturing Tech & Materials Blockchain Mobile Cleantech & Smart Energy Non-Profit Clothing & Fashion On-demand Services Consumer Electronics Robotics Cryptocurrencies Social Entrepreneurship Cyber Security Social Media & Communications Digital Entertainment & Games Space Technology eCommerce & Retail Transport & Automotive eLearning & Education Travel Enterprise Software & XaaS VR & AR Fintech Wearable Technology

The opportunity

WEBIT.FESTIVAL will provide startups with a free expo table and 600 free expo tickets.

The startups that qualify shall have access to all attendees of WEBIT.FESTIVAL - the major and most influential tech and digital global event.

Selection

The selection is made on 5 major milestones:

- Team capacity - 10 points
- Project Scalability - 10 points
- Business approach - 10 points
- Marketing approach - 10 points
- Uniqueness of the idea - 10 points

Your value

WEBIT.FESTIVAL is the only place where startups meet investors, reporters, the CEOs, CMOs and CTOs of the world's largest and most innovative companies along with the biggest global and regional advertisers. Only at WEBIT.FESTIVAL your startup will have access not only to hundreds of investors but also to major potential partners and clients making WEBIT.FESTIVAL the most StartUp friendly digital and tech industry event.

Hundreds of accredited journalists from all over the world will be present during WEBIT.FESTIVAL, searching for the next great startup. At the event you may meet and connect with editors in chief, editors and correspondents from Wall Street Journal, Mashable, The Next Web, Wired, Bloomberg, Guardian, TechCrunch, e27, Wamda, ITP, Forbes, CNN, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Economist and many more.


The Winner
Of Founders Games Europe 2019

WeFarm - creators of the world’s largest farmer to farmer digital network. The social enterprise that empowers small-scale farmers connect with each other to solve problems, share ideas, and spread innovation. Utilising the latest machine learning technology, WeFarm’s service works both online and over SMS.

WeFarm received  $120,000 award from Microsoft in addition to the investment cheque of $280,000 signed by:

  • The founder and executive chairman of Webit.Foundation Dr. Plamen Russev (www.russev.com),
  • The Managing Partner at IBM, Jesus Mantas,
  • The Director of TMF Group, Diego Pesciatini,
  • The creator of Yahoo! messenger and the Founder & CEO of Youplus, Shaukat Shamim,
  • The Chair of Exponential Medicine of the Singularity University and Stanford Professor, Daniel Kraft
  • The investors and Partner of Europe's iconic VC - Lakestar, Gilad Novik.

The Finalists:

The amount of this year's prize pool is unprecedented worldwide as well as the number of 4078 applications. Webit received by startups from all around the world (120 countries)! All finalists received a cheque of $120.000 each from Microsoft for Startups.

TestCard is a medtech enterprise that has created a “Postcard” with an embedded, pull-out urine test. Meanwhile, an accompanying mobile app provides an immediate result to give the patient a real time awareness about its health status.

Plant-e produces electricity with living plants. While plants are growing, electricity can directly be generated without harvesting the plant. The technology has been developed into early products for decentralized lighting purposes and sensoring.

Diasyst is delivering solutions to simplify diabetes management based on decades of clinical research and proven approaches at Emory University/Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center. By streamlining complex workflows for the healthcare team, Diasyst is loved by both patients and care teams, and it produces real outcomes without the need for outsourcing management to expensive third-party solutions.

Bruce makes staffing and recruitment easy. For companies we provide a cost-effective option, delivering intelligent candidate matching, reactivity and screening simplicity. For job seekers we are a platform that fits their needs, mobile and easy to use, helping them to boost their careers.

Tiliter teaches checkouts to recognize products without barcodes. Using artificial intelligence our patented system can detect any fruit or vegetable placed in front of the device. Automating the checkout process, saving customers time, reducing checkout lines, reducing plastic waste and optimizing supermarket efficiency.

Webit Media

Startup Village

Investor? Connect with LPs (Fund of Funds, family offices and corporate ventures), other VCs and hand picked, carefully selected and curated founders and companies from all around the world!

StartUp? Connect and pitch to investors, media and corporates from all around the world and and grow your business.

4000 startups in 3 stages (Pre-seed, Post-seed and Growth - Rounds A/B) have applied to be selected among the Webit Entrepreneurs and for the opportunity to be featured in the Webit list of the best 200 startups.

We have selected 200 of them and they shall be exhibiting and pitching at the Webit Pitch Stage of Webit.Festival Europe 2020.

Apply for Founders Games

In case you are selected - all you have to do is to book your travel and accommodation and pay your expo table branding package at as low as 80 EUR.


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