GEW European Meet-up / Hendrik Halbe, HOPE, Netherlands Presentation (2 - Get in the Ring)
Previous yearsFormaly known as:2010 edition 2011 edition
Meet The Dragons 2010Participants: 1400Startups: 5 Dutch startupsKeynote speaker: Nick CleggDragons: Willem Sijthoff, Henk Keilman, Arjen de Koning and Rachel Elnaugh all known from the television program Dragons’ Den.
Meet the Dragons 2011Participants: 700 selected guestsStartups: 8 European startupsKeynote speaker: Ted Zoller (Kauffman)Dragons: 5 european investors Nevzat Aydin (Turkey), Gonçalo Moreira Rato (Portugal), Henk Keilman (The Netherlands), Thierry Bosser (Belgium), Bala Kamallakharan (Iceland)Worldwide Featured event Global Entrepreneurship Week
Get in the Ring 2012Date finals: 14th of novemberLocation: Rotterdam, The NetherlandsParticipants: 400 - 800 guestStartups: 10 selected startups from all over the worldKeynote speaker: ?Dragons: 5 investors with track record (business angels)Worldwide Featured event Global Entrepreneurship Week
Get in the Ring 2012Summary• International investment battle witth startups from all over the world trying to secure an investment up to €1,000,000• Competition with three rounds – Selection round – International partners organize local selection rounds to select the best startups for the international semi final – International semi-final– Held in Rotterdam on 1st of November, 10 startups will be selected for the international final – International final – 14th of November in Rotterdam, inspiring event with interesting speakers, top investors, captains of industry, interested students and of course the 10 finalists pitching their business idea• The chance to meet tommorrows leading entrepreneurs and seasoned investors
Want to join?Austria, Turkey, South Africa and ……….
Competition schedule1. International selection roundsThe international selection rounds are organized by the organizing partners of Get in the Ring. During theselection round all applicants hand in an one-pager to one of the organizing partners. Only the best start-ups getselected for the international semi-final. Deadline for sending in semi-finalist by organizing partners 14th ofOctober .2. International semi-final – 1st of NovemberDuring the semi-final the best start-ups from all over the world will pitch in front of an experienced jury. Perorganizing partner the best two selected startups will be attending the international semi—final. The Get in theRing committee also gives away 10 wildcards for the semi-finals. If the start-ups can not physically attend thesemi-finals they will do their pitch by video. The jury will carefully select the best start-ups. Only the 10 best start-ups will be selected for the international final on the 14th of November, which will take place in Rotterdam.3. International final – 14th of NovemberDuring the final the 10 finalist will challenge the champions and try to obtain an investment between €100,000and €1,000,000. During this prestigious event, with more than 500 visitors. Awards will be given for the bestpitch, a green award for the most sustainable idea and a social media award for the business (idea) with themost votes worldwide.
Deadlines and dates• 14 September Deadline for proposing keynote speaker or champion for final of Get in the Ring• 25 September Deadline for applications to become organizing partner of Get in the Ring• 7 October Advised application deadline for selection rounds• 14 October Subscription deadline for international semi-final• 30 October Deadline for handing in one-pagers and pitch for semi-finals• 1 November Dutch selection round & International semi-final• 13 November Training for finalists• 14 November International final
Contact InformationIf there are any more questions feel free to contact the GITR committee.For question about the international competition, sponsoring, email@example.comFor questions about the organisation of the international semi-final and the final (accommodation, flightticket, programme etc.)firstname.lastname@example.orgFor information aboutGet in the Ring www.gitr.nlEconomic Faculty association Rotterdam www.efr.nlHolland Program on Entrepreneurship www.hope-entrepreneurship.nlErasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship www.eur.nl/entrepreneurship