WIN USD 1,000,000 INVESTMENT FUND!

 

 

 

STARTUP FOUNDERS, THIS IS FOR YOU 

Here's your chance to shine and pitch your best to leading investors from Southeast Asia and beyond!  

We are partnering with Startup World Cup—Wild Digital’s Startup Disruptor Arena will be the Southeast Asia Regional and the winner will go on to compete at the Grand Finale in San Francisco, CA next September in 2022.  

Funding opportunity aside, this is an avenue to network with key industry players and showcase your startup to potential mentors and business partners! Startups in any tech-related sector—be it health, education, agriculture, mobility, retail, marketing, financial services, and more—at any stage are encouraged to apply to Startup Disruptor Arena. 

 

APPLY NOW

 

BENEFITS

 

APPLICANTS
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2 x Complimentary General Admission tickets
(once you submit a complete application)

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TOP 15 FINALISTS
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Special discounts on tickets for your team and network to WD SEA '21

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TOP 15 FINALISTS
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1 x Premium ticket upgrade + complimentary virtual booth at WD SEA '21

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WINNER
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Compete at Startup World Cup Grand Finale in September 2022

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TIMELINE

 

► PARTICIPATION CRITERIA

 

  • Companies headquartered in Southeast Asia.
  • Only Founders or CEOs to present.
  • Startups in any tech-related sector and at any stage may apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity and not just an idea.
  • Startups must use either SWC's official pitch deck template or have SWC's logo incorporated into their decks for both the application submission and actual pitching round (if selected) during the conference. 
  • Submission deadline: 15 October 2021. 

► JUDGING PROCESS

 

Judging will be based on 100% judges score:

  • Application and final pitch must be in English.
  • The judges will score each startup through a list of criteria and once all participants are scored, the points are accumulated and the startup with the highest score wins.
  • Decisions made by the judges are final.

 

 

► PAST JUDGES

 

WILLIAM BAO BEAN
General Partner
SOSV

 

RIVANA MEZAYA
Director of Strategy & Special Projects
Grab Venture Velocity

 

WAYAH WIROTO
Managing Director, Indonesia
Endeavor

 

 

KENNETH LI
Managing Partner
MDI Ventures

 

KARTIKE DAY
Startup Partnerships Manager
HubSpot for Startups

 

 

 

STARTUP DISRUPTOR ARENA

 

Startup Disruptor Arena (SDA) was first introduced as part of Wild Digital's main stage program in 2017 and since then, our one-of-a-kind platform has showcased the region's most innovative and disruptive startups who could be the "next big thing", like StashAway, MoneyMatch, Kioson, RoundUp Analytics and CARE Concierge. 

This year, in partnership with Startup World Cup—the largest global startup pitch competition helmed by Pegasus Tech Ventures—SDA (SWC SEA Regional) will be happening during Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2021 Conference from 9-12 November on our virtual Main Stage. The regional finalist will then go on to compete at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in September 2022 for a grand investment prize of USD 1,000,000. 

 

 

WHAT IS STARTUP WORLD CUP?

 

Organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a US Silicon Valley VC, Startup World Cup consists of a global series of startup conferences and pitch competitions held across 40+ countries. Startups will first compete in regional events across Australia, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Europe, and regional finalists will go on to compete for the grand investment price in San Francisco!

The Startup World Cup Grand Finale has featured prominent figures from the entrepreneurship community, including Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple; Marc Randolph, Founder of Netflix; Reid Hoffman, Founding CEO of LinkedIn as well as top venture capital firms – Softbank, GE Ventures, 500 Startups, Techstar, Kleiner Perkins and more. 

 

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