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June 08, 2024

Startup World Cup Championship 2024 Istanbul

Startup World Cup Championship 2024: Showcase of Entrepreneurial Minds

SWCC was previously carried out in the UK, Ukraine, USA, Philippines, South Korea, Bulgaria and other countries. In 2024, Turkey was chosen for the World Cup as it connects Europe and Asia.

We are excited to announce the upcoming Startup World Cup Championship 2024, set to take place from June 29 to July 2 in the vibrant city of Istanbul, Turkey. This prestigious event will gather young entrepreneurs from across the globe, providing a platform for them to present their innovative ideas and compete for the title of world champion in startup entrepreneurship.

The Startup World Cup Championship has gained significant popularity among young entrepreneurs for several reasons:

Global Exposure: The Startup World Cup offers a global platform that provides young startuppers with exposure to international markets, investors, and media.

Prize Money: The competition features a substantial prize, which is highly attractive for startups seeking funding to scale their operations.

Mentorship and Learning: The event often includes workshops, seminars, and talks by successful entrepreneurs and experts. These sessions provide valuable insights, guidance, and learning opportunities for young startups.

Media Coverage: The Startup World Cup garners significant media attention, which can be beneficial for startups in terms of publicity and brand recognition. Media coverage can help in attracting new customers and talent to the startup.

Experience and Confidence: Participating in a high-stakes competition helps young entrepreneurs gain experience and confidence in pitching their ideas, dealing with high-pressure situations, and presenting their business to a discerning audience.

Access to Resources: Many participants gain access to resources such as office space, business services, and technology tools through partnerships associated with the competition.

Inspiration and Motivation: The event brings together ambitious and innovative individuals, creating an inspiring environment. The stories of success and the energy at the event can motivate participants to persevere and strive for greater achievements.

Competitive Edge:
Standing out in a prestigious competition like the Startup World Cup can give startups a competitive edge in their industry, distinguishing them from their peers and providing leverage in negotiations and market positioning.

Networking Opportunities:
Participants have the chance to meet and network with industry leaders, potential investors, and fellow entrepreneurs.

Overall, the combination of financial incentives, exposure, learning opportunities, and networking makes the Startup World Cup an attractive event for young entrepreneurs looking to accelerate their startups' growth and success. 

The success of the 2023 Championship held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, set a high standard for what promises to be an even more thrilling event this year.

In SWCC 2023, young entrepreneurs from various countries showcased their startups in two distinct leagues:

  • SIFE - Innovative Commercial Entrepreneurship and
  • SAGE - Social Entrepreneurship.

Highlights from the 2023 Championship in Glasgow

The 2023 Championship was a resounding success, with participants demonstrating their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. Young innovators presented their groundbreaking startups to a panel of esteemed judges and an audience of their peers. The competition was fierce, but a few teams stood out, earning the coveted titles of world champions.

In the SAGE MINIBOSS league, the top prize went to the team SCAM BUSTERS (Toby Musumeci, Ignatius Mukhtar), Australia.

In the SIFE MINIBOSS league, the top prize went to the team ECONOTES (Salima Mammadli, Esma Dashdamirli, Esma Dashdamirli) Azerbaijan.

In the SIFE BIGBOSS league, the top prize went to the team MAPHI (Anastasiia Azarova) UK.


At the SWCC 2024, participants will have the opportunity to present their startups, network with like-minded individuals, and receive valuable feedback from industry experts. The championship not only recognizes and rewards innovative ideas but also fosters a global community of young entrepreneurs dedicated to making a positive impact.

Mark your calendars and prepare to be amazed by the ingenuity and passion of young entrepreneurs at the Startup World Cup Championship 2024 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

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