OPEN TO STARTUPS ACROSS FLORIDA
For the first time ever!

THE $1M AWARD!
FOR STARTUPS

Deadline for Applications: July 7,2024

Join the World's Largest Startup Competition

Held in 100+ countries and regions, Startup World Cup is the world's largest startup conference and pitch competition.

This Fall, Regional Champions from around the world will compete at the Grand Finale in San Francisco for a $1,000,000 investment prize for their startup. This year, for the first time, The Source is bringing the Startup World Cup to Miami!

"You don't have to get it RIGHT.
You just have to get it GOING."

- Barbara Corcoran, Investor and TV Personality, at the 5th Annual Startup World Cup Grand Finale

"The competition this year was extremely intense. We can hear and see their energy and enthusiasm with entrepreneurs from all over the world presenting groundbreaking innovations."
- Anis Uzzaman, Founder and CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures

"Startups are the most important things we have going on"
- Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, at the 1st Annual Startup World Cup Grand Finale

See Who's Participating

Vlad Cazacu
Vlad Cazacu
Co-Founder & CEO
Flowlie
Olivia Gaudree
Olivia Gaudree
Partner & VP of Operations
Fuel VC
Maggie Vo
Maggie Vo
Managing General Partner & CIO
Fuel VC
Maria Jose (MJ) Dobles Madrigal
Maria Jose (MJ) Dobles Madrigal
Founder & Partner
DM Legal
Vlada Kopric
Vlada Kopric
Founder & Investor
Various
Jared Schwitzke
Jared Schwitzke
Managing Director
Miami Angels
Jamaila Holder
Jamaila Holder
Founder
Holder Advisory & Associates
Stefan Owens
Stefan Owens
Head of Growth & Sourcing
The Source
Hilmon Sorey
Hilmon Sorey
Co-Founder & Partner
The Source
Jeff Ransdell
Jeff Ransdell
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Fuel VC
Get Noticed

Get nominated and recognized.

Ten startups will be nominated to pitch at the inaugural SWC Miami 2024 Regional Final.

One startup will be the first SWC Miami Regional Champion and qualify for the Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco.

Make Connections

Connect with global visionaries.

The Miami Regional Champion will travel to San Francisco for the SWC Grand Finale and have the chance to connect with innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Live Pitch

Pitch your unique
innovation.

Secure your chance to win! Pitch in front of a world-class jury and get actionable feedback that will put you in position to win $1,000,000 for your startup.

The Path to $1,000,000

Phase 1

Until 12th April

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Phase 2

Until 15th April

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Phase 3

16th of May

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Phase 4

4th of October

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Phase 5

4th of October

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Application: May 21 - July 7

Applications open May 21, 2024 and close July 7, 2024.

They will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified by
July 15, 2024

Demo Day: Aug 24th

The Top 60 selected startups will have the floor to engage directly with investors, community leaders, potential customers, fellow entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts about your startup's innovation and vision for the future.

Top 10 Selection: Sept 2nd

Our SWC Miami 2024 jurors will be present at Demo Day to help select the Top 10 startups that will compete at the SWC Miami 2024 Regional Final. Startups will be notified September 2nd.

Coaching Week: Sept 9 - 13

Leading up to the SWC Miami 2024 Regional Final, the Top 10 selected startups will spend a week receiving expert coaching from tech leaders in the Miami tech ecosystem to best prepare them for the Miami Regional Final as well as the SF Grand Finale.

SWC Miami 2024 Regional Final: Sept 14

This is your chance to show jurors why you should be the sole startup selected to represent Miami at the SWC Grand Finale in San Francisco for the chance to win $1,000,000 for your startup!

Grand Finale: Oct 2 - 4

Make your fellow Miami residents and entrepreneurs proud by bringing home the $1,000,000 grand prize!

The SWC Grand Finale will take place October 2 - 4, 2024 in San Francisco. There will be a semi-finalist competition on Oct 2, workshops on Oct 3, and the grand prize winner will be selected on Oct 4.

The Source is the hub for entrepreneurs, founders, employers, investors and global connection. We are strategically designed as an ecosystem that bridges the gap in technology, access to capital, education and opportunity to provide clear paths for to thrive in Miami and beyond.

Whether you are a business owner looking to grow fast, a founder planning to disrupt an industry, an employer hiring the best talent, an investor looking for exposure to winning deals, or an individual with a dream yet to be defined.

The Source provides resources designed to empower and elevate entrepreneurs, and emerging tech professionals and investors with a keen focus on minorities and women in technology. Our programs are geared toward providing domain expertise and access to drive success at every level.

Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with over $2 Billion in Assets Under Management. Pegasus offers intellectual and financial capital to emerging technology companies around the world.

In addition to offering institutional investors a top-tier venture capital investment approach, Pegasus also offers a unique Venture Capital-as-a-Service (VCaaS) model for large, global corporations that wish to partner with cutting-edge technology startups. Some of the 35+ corporate partners that have partnered with Pegasus include SEGA, ASUS, AISIN, Niterra, and Sojitz.

These corporations are able to have access to 260+ Pegasus portfolio companies such as SpaceX, X (formerly Twitter), SoFi, Airbnb, Color, Robinhood, and many more.

We looking forward to hear from you.

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