Global Entrepreneurship Congress Experience
One winner of Startup Open receives an all expenses paid trip to Johannesburg, South Africa where they will receive VIP delegate credentials to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2017. The GEC brings together entrepreneurs, investors, global leaders and startup champions from more than 160 counties. As part of the experience, the Startup Open winner will have the opportunity to: showcase their startup on a global scale; gain valuable insight from successful and experienced entrepreneurs; hear from and meet world leaders, economists and other experts regarding programs, policies and research aimed at advancing entrepreneurship; and, experience all Johannesburg has to offer that makes it an emerging hub for innovation and creativity.
GEN Starters Club Membership
In addition to the Grand Prize GEC experience, all 10 finalists gain a spot in GEN Starters Club with additional chances there to travel to Johannesburg for GEC 2016. GSC provides acccess to a network of mentors who will help startups build their business, make key connections in their industry and assist entrepreneurs with the knowledge they’ve gained over the years.