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eMerge Americas 2018

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

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Foundation / Corporation

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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 and/or services in the following sectors are eligible: health, media and entertainment, finance, education, eGov/Smart Cities, logistics, and hospitality/travel.

Companies which provide products and/or services that are:

- Innovative
- Software
- Hardware
- Mobile
- Web-based

Preferred Industries:

- Biotechnology
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Education
- Fintech
- Gaming
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- Media and Entertainment
- Mobile
- Nanotechnology

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165172

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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:

- Headquartered in the United States or internationally
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced & 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 then $500k raised in angel or seed capital

Later Stage Track Criteria:

- Headquartered in the United States or internationally
- Commercially ready product
- Company generating consistent revenue (cash flow positive or near positive)
- Management team in place
- In growth phase
- No more then $5M raised in total capital

Pre-Application Information:

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Applications must be completed via GUST (see link in Contact Information section below).

Deadlines for applications: February 7th, 2018
Selected companies will be announced on: March 1, 2018

More than 100 companies in 3 tracks will be invited to participate in a global Startup Showcase at eMerge Americas planned for April 23 and 24, 2018. A handful of Later Stage, Early Stage, and University Stage Companies will be selected as finalists and invited to pitch in front of thousands of people for an opportunity to win in their respective category. As part of the Startup Showcase you will also have access to Virtual Bootcamps and a full day Startup Bootcamp on Sunday, April 22nd where you can practice your pitches, meet with investors and network with other entrepreneurs.

Contact Information:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.