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Chance to Represent Ireland in the ‘Start-Up World Cup’

July 29th, 2014

Ireland’s best tech start-ups now have a chance to compete for a spot in the ‘Start-Up World Cup’ with thanks to Start-Up Ireland.

The competition will take place in Seoul, South Korea, on November 24th, and the winner could scoop USD $100,000 in funding.

The competition is one of the largest of its kind, it is run by Korea’s Dream Bank Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs in conjunction with the Startup Nations Summit.

According to Startup Ireland, the cost of the trip (including flight and accommodation) will go to one member of the winning start-up team the judges believe will best represent Ireland. He or she will join Startup Ireland’s co-founder Eoin Costello in travelling to South Korea in November.

“It is fantastic that our movement’s membership of the prestigious Startup Nations organisation is already enabling us to present the best of Ireland’s tech start-ups on the international stage,” said Costello.

“This complements Startup Ireland’s mission of sending the message out to the world that Ireland is the land of opportunity for start-ups that want to take on the world!”

Entrants the Irish round of the competition will be judged on running a successful tech business, including having an understanding of market needs, a strong business model, the ability to offer solutions to problems, and developing a competitive advantage over their biggest rivals.

As well as winning US$100,000 worth of prizes in Seoul, participants could also win US$50,000 worth of perks which would be spread across the five best start-ups, including private investor pitch opportunities and mentoring sessions.

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