APPLY through the Startup Compete platform

Startup Open is now accepting applications for the 2017 competition! The last day to submit a complete application is September 30, 2017. The finalists will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week November 13th-19th where they will have the opportunity to participate in the GEW People's Choice, and engage with VIP mentors and coaches in December to get feedback on their challenges. For more information about rules and judging please see the About Page.


  • April 05: Prelimenary Registration (get resources to help you prep for your application)
  • May 01: Online Application Officially Opens
  • September 30: Deadline for Applications
  • September 08: GEW People's Choice FInalist Submissions
  • November 13-19: GEW People's Choice Voting
  • November 20: Finalists Paired with GEN Mentors for Feedback
  • January 15: Startup Open Global Champion Announced