Applications for the MISK Global Forum Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) 2019 are open. The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes.

With 100,000 entrants from around the world, EWC elevates entrepreneurs – providing them with tools and resources to grow their ventures. It doesn’t matter how far the entrepreneurs have gone – idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond – EWC is all out to put them on the right course. Leverage world-class content in the EWC Accelerator to unleash ideas, hone pitching skills and engage with a global network of mentors. And, oh yeah, compete for those life-changing prizes, together with business opportunities and investment.


The value proposition of EWC is all about the entire experience – training, resources, connections, mentorship and more. But on top of that, they’ve got a great number of impactful prizes – up to $5 million in total – with dozens of cash prizes, investment opportunities and awesome resources and perks from their leading partners.


Open to entrepreneurs at all stages, everywhere around the globe.

Stages of Participation

Stage 1: Accelerate 1 (February – May 2019)

Startups are put through a series of education and virtual training opportunities to sharpen their skills around areas such as customer & industry knowledge; personal & team skills; creativity & problem solving, and business acumen.

Stage 2: National Competition (May – June 2019)

Competitions happening simultaneously in 100 countries at the national level, virtually & live events. 100 winning teams from 100 countries are awarded with prizes and advance to

Stage 3: Accelerate 2 (July – September 2019)

National winners are put through a combination of virtual training sessions and direct, one to- one mentorship to prepare them for the Global Finals.

Stage 4: Global Finals (November 2019)

Global finalists are put through live training sessions, network with potential investors and compete on stage for prizes and support services.

Stage 5: Post-EWC Support

All national winners are enrolled in the Starters Club, providing a global peer network, mentorship and other support services to help members reach their full potential. Other partners may be engaged to provide post-EWC support.


Deadline for submission of application isn’t specified, however, interested applicants could apply online.

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