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Investments in USA, Canada, and International Startups
to Launch Innovative Technology Ventures

eMerge Americas Startup Showcase 2022

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Foundation / Corporation

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Gust and eMerge Americas

Deadline Date:

02/28/22

Description:

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Funding opportunities for USA, Canada, and International startups at any stage to help launch innovative technology ventures. Companies that provide products or services in the following sectors are eligible: cybersecurity, finance, education, healthcare, logistics, media and entertainment, hospitality and travel, eGOV/Smart Cities, big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

Preferred Industries:

  • Biotechnology
  • Clean
  • Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Education
  • FinTech
  • Gaming
  • Health tech
  • Internet / Web Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165172

Number of Grants:

eMerge Americas will select 100 startups.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Selected finalists will receive:
- Invitation to pitch at eMerge Americas on April 18-19, 2022 to win thousands in prizes
- Access to Virtual Bootcamps
- Meet with global enterprises and investors, as well as network with other entrepreneurs

The winning startup will have a chance to win $420,000 in investment: $250,000 investment from Florida Funders, $120,000 investment from Panoramic Ventures, and $50,000 investment from eMerge Americas.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible companies provide products and/or services that are:
- Innovative
- Software
- Hardware
- Mobile
- Web-based

University Track Criteria:
- Student(s) and/or recent graduates (up to 2 years) from any college or university
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced
- Little or no revenue
- Less than 1 year since founded

Early Stage Track Criteria:
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced and Proof of Concept established
- Key members in place (minimum of 2 full-time employees)
- Paying customers (not cash-flow positive)
- Less than 3 years since founded
- No more than $500K raised in angel or seed capital

Late Stage Track Criteria:
- Commercially ready product
- Company generating consistent revenue (cash flow positive or near positive)
- Management team in place
- In growth phase
- No more than $5M raised in total capital

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is February 28.

Through a competitive application process, eMerge Americas will select 100 startups within three stages (University Stage, Early Stage and Late Stage) to participate in a robust multi-week program, which will culminate in a grand finale pitch competition. This competition will take place April 18-19, 2022, at the eMerge Americas global tech conference in front of leading venture capitalists, corporate enterprises, government officials, global media outlets and judges.

Additional information: https://gust.com/programs/emerge-americas-startup-showcase-2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://gust.com/programs/emerge-americas-startup-showcase-2022/accounts/new

For questions, email info@emergeamericas.com or call (305) 407-8568.

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