Venture Cup Denmark University Startup World Cup 2020

Deadline: June 14, 2020

Venture Cup Denmark hosted the first University Startup World Cup back in 2015 with 37 university startups from around the world. It turned out to be a great success, and it has been running ever since in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Despite reaching millions of readers worldwide, meeting some of the largest companies in Denmark and winning significant cash prizes, one of the most remarkable things about the World Cup turned out to be the international network that the participants achieved after spending 5 days in Copenhagen. And even though some of the participants have since changed career path, are no longer studying and is not part of the international startup ecosystem, the network is still active today.


  • 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 eac
  • 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

How do you apply?
See the four categories below and determine in which category your startup fits
The 4 categories are; 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.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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