Entrepreneurship World Cup Bangladesh

The Entrepreneurship World Cup started out as an idea, much like your business, that three teams deeply believed in and scaled it out to what you see now, 198 countries and more than 150,000 entrepreneurs! Learn here about who we are.

EWC Overview

The Entrepreneurship World Cup started out as an idea, much like your business, that two teams deeply believed in and scaled it out to what you see now, 187 countries and more than 100,000 entrepreneurs!

As part of the Entrepreneurship World Cup- Global, Bangladesh is going to host Entrepreneurship World Cup for the 3rd time in Bangladesh.

Life-changing Prizes

The value proposition of EWC is all about the entire experience – training, resources, connections, mentorship and more. But on top of that, we’ve got a great number of impactful prizes – $1 million in cash prizes total for the global winners plus a combined $85 million worth of in-kind support for the top 100 global finalists, not to mention investment opportunities and awesome resources and perks from our leading partners. In addition to these global prizes, many EWC national competitions offer their own prizes.

The 5 Stages of Participation

February – June 2021

Accelerate 1

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.

July 2021

National Competition

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.

August – October 2021

Accelerate 2

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

November 2021

Global Finals

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

November 2021 – Continues

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.

Frequently Ask Question

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is open to creative and innovative individuals anywhere on the entrepreneurship spectrum. With categories and prizes for idea-stage, early-stage and growth-stage ventures, the EWC customizes the accelerator resources available and ensures that competitions are conducted on equal footing and for all industries.


You bet! EWC is more than just a global pitch competition but it’s still a competition and yes, there are prizes – life-changing prizes. Experiences, connections, investment and more. We’ll share more when we open for applications.

The EWC is open to all entrepreneurs – including those focused on starting and scaling social ventures.

The EWC accelerator sessions are run virtually by GEN Accelerates with training content provided by an array of knowledge partners as well as Misk Global Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Network. For national winners, a second accelerator session introduces one-on-one mentorship sessions.

Both. Depending on your country, you may be competing against other entrepreneurs in your country through a virtual platform or in a live, face-to-face competition. It is expected that the number of countries offering live national finals will increase in following years.

The global finals will be held at the Misk Global Forum, scheduled for October 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The top 100 finalists’ travel and accommodation fees will be covered. For more information on the Misk Global Forum, visit miskglobalforum.com.

The EWC is intended for as broad an audience as possible. However, a very small number of countries may not be able to participate at this time.

Start Your Journey

Turn your idea into a venture and scale your successful business. All of that and more in the Entrepreneurship World Cup