Venture Cup Denmark University Startup World Cup 2020

Deadline: June 14, 2020

Applications are open for the Venture Cup Denmark University Startup World Cup 2020. The competition brings the best university startups from around the world to come together to network, exhibit and pitch for a chance of becoming the world’s best university startup!

The World Cup will take place in Wenzhou, China, on October 18 – 20, and it will be a great opportunity to meet key players from the Chinese ecosystem, including investors, entrepreneurs, companies and other student startups. A total of around 60 of the best university startups will participate and it promises to be a defining moment for your startup.


There are four categories:

  • Healthtech
  • Greentech
  • ICT (information communication technology) and
  • Smart City.

There are four categories for each early stage and growth stage, with a total of 8 category winners and 2 overall winners. Only 2 members per startup is allowed to attend.


  • You will be invited to join around 60 other startups to meet and greet with Chinese investors, companies, and tech experts.
  • You will be part of a network that you can use long after the University Startup World Cup if you need contacts on a specific market, scalability advice or a couch to crash on when traveling the world!

Prizes and Cost

  • Early Stage
    • All 4 category winners will receive $1,000 USD each
    • Overall winner will receive $15,000 USD
  • Growth Stage
    • All 4 category winners will receive $1,000 USD each
    • Overall winner will receive $15,000 USD
  • All startups will receive up to $1,000 USD to support their travel costs. In order to receive reimbursement, teams must attend the event, and afterwards they must submit original flight receipts in their name. Flight money cannot be used for any other members.
  • Accommodation and internal transportation in China will be 100% covered. Some food will be provided during the events, otherwise all other food will be at your own expense.


  • You’re part of a startup with two co-founders and one of them has to be affiliated to a university.
  • If you are being represented by a country partner, they cannot be a co-founder within the team, but mentorship is allowed.
  • You classify as either early stage or growth stage
  • You want to be part of a network of international student entrepreneurs
  • You see the possibilities in meeting with key players from the Chinese startup ecosystem


Application portal is open now and will close on June 14, 2020. All teams must submit their application through the YouNoodle platform.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit University Startup World Cup.


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