G-startup

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find high potential, early stage startups, invest in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. The G-Startup Worldwide program invests over $1,000,000 in startups annually. G-Startup Worldwide is hosted at each Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Tokyo, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley. Since 2010, G-Startup alumni have raised $11.6 Billion. Didi alone has raised $11 Billion. We have also had 8 startups get acquired by companies like Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Apple and Pinterest. More about G-Startup Worldwide

G-Startup Tel Aviv

Winner of G-Startup at GMIC Tel Aviv receives $50,000 investment. The winner also receives a complimentary trip to Silicon Valley to compete to become the G-Startup Worldwide Global Winner and receive an additional $250,000 investment! All regional winners have the opportunity to go through a boot camp with Google Launchpad Accelerator. Our winners also gain access to the exclusive G-Network, our private network for global tech executives.

Judges

Yahal Zilka, Managing Partner, Magma VC
Aaron Rosenson, Partner, Aleph VC
Yoav Tzruya, Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners
Barrett Parkman, Managing Partner, GWC Innovator Fund
Daniel Cohen, Partner, Carmel Ventures
Tal Morgenstern, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Merav Weinryb, Head of Qualcomm Ventures Israel
Liat Aaronson, Partner, Marker LLC
Adam Benayoun, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Yaniv Golan, General Partner, Lool Ventures

Mentors

G-Startup mentors help startups perfect their pitches for the competition at PitchCamp, a close door event for our top startups, VCs, startup ecosystem builders and professional pitch writers.

Tsafrir Attar, Head of Citi Accelerator, Citi
Ori Israely, Partner, Motorola Solutions
Roy Oron, CEO, SOSA
Barak Hachamov, Board Member, Google Launchpad Accelerator
Eran Wagner, General Partner, Gemini Israel Funds
Amos Avner, Founding Partner, StartupEast Ventures
Hillel Fuld, Co-founder, ZCast
Ouriel Ohayon, CEO, Appsfire

Selection Process

Eligibility

Funding: Raised a seed round but less than $2 million
Traction: Minimum viable product built and showing initial signs of traction in local market in terms of users, engagement, ARPU etc.
Industry: AI, Mobile, IoT, Wearables, FinTech, Cyber Security, Smart Cars, AR/VR, Space, Robotics/Drones, Education, Enterprise, Health, AggTech, Social and eCommerce
Mission: Preference given to startups with innovative products that have a chance to make a positive impact on the world
Geography: Startups can be from any country in the world

Important Dates

Application deadline: February 26th, 2017
PitchCamp: March 20th, 2017
G-Startup at GMIC Tel Aviv: March 22nd, 2017

Sponsors and Partners

Global Startup Enablers

FbStart
Sequoia Capital
Cheetah Mobile

Strategic Partners

Cheetah Mobile
Cheetah Mobile

Promotional Partners

EISP 8200
Geektime
VCFORU
Citi Ventures
StartupEast Ventures
SOSA
UpWest Labs
The Junction

Global Partners