Entrepreneurship World Cup Open to All Entrepreneurs in the United States

All applicants receive access to training, perks to grow their businesses
1 Jun 2022

June 1, 2022 - The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is open for 2022 and is accepting applications until August 15, 2022. The program offers founders a chance to pitch on a global stage for a share of US$1 million in prizes plus additional investment opportunities and in-kind support. 

The Global Entrepreneurship Network is the official lead organizer for EWC USA. Entrepreneurs from 200 countries are expected to participate globally.  

Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes. It elevates entrepreneurs from all stages of growth —idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage or beyond— by providing them with tools and resources to grow their ventures.

All applicants will receive access to EWC Accelerates, a virtual training program that helps entrepreneurs hone their skills and increase their chances of winning their national competitions and advancing to the Global Finals. 

The EWC online platform also offers all contestants who start an application access to $1,000 worth of perks. All founders who complete an application will receive access to more than $25,000 worth of perks. The top EWC100 will receive $100,000 in in-kind services from partners such as AWS, Freshworks, Google Cloud, Hubspot, Stripe, Zoom and more. 

Since launching in 2019, the Entrepreneurship World Cup has attracted 400,000 registrations from 200 countries and connected founders with over US$3M in cash prizes and another US$256M worth of perks and free support and services. 

The EWC USA National Finals competition will be held in September 2022. In October, all global finalists will be invited to participate in an intensive, virtual startup bootcamp and the top EWC100 will advance to pitch live at the EWC Global Finals held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 2022. 

The Entrepreneurship World Cup is hosted globally by the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Monsha’at.  

For more information, please contact:  

Kathryn Forrest 

Communications Manager, Global Entrepreneurship Network 



Ellen Erickson

Director for U.S. Ecosystems | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Ellen is the Director for U.S. Ecosystems with the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Her primary responsibilities include supporting the… More