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eMerge Americas 2017

Business Plan Competition · 10 Members · Miami, FL, US

About this Program

eMerge Americas is the B2B tech event of the Americas featuring the Startup Showcase with innovative entrepreneurs from Latin America, North America and Europe.

Our Investment Focus

eMerge Americas is seeking the next wave of innovative ventures. 125 companies in 3 tracks will be invited to participate in Startup Showcase at eMerge Americas, June 12 & 13, 2017. Ten (10) Later Stage, Ten (10) Early Stage and Five (5) Univeristy companies will be selected as finalists and invited to pitch for an opportunity to win $100,000, $50,000, and $25,000, respectively, in cash investments.


Please review the eligibility requirements and application process below for details on the competition. 


 ***ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED***


GENERAL ELIGIBILITY


Companies which provide products and/or services that are:



  • Innovative

  • Software

  • Hardware

  • Mobile

  • Web Based


In the following sectors:



  • Health

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Finance

  • Education

  • eGov/Smart Cities

  • Logistics

  • Hospitality/Travel

  • Environmental Sciences 


APPLICATION PROCESS


Applications must be completed via GUST.


Required documents:



  • Executive summary 

  • Pitch deck

  • Financials


Optional documents:



  • Videos

  • Investor Deck

  • Business Plan


Deadlines for applications:



  • International - April 7th, 2017

  • National - April 7th, 2017

  • All companies notified - April 20th, 2017


PLEASE NOTE:


This application is for the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase. If you would like to register for the eMerge Americas conference, please visit: emergeamericas.com.


If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]


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 & Proof of Concept established

  • Key members in place (Minimum of 2 full-time employees)

  • Have 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



  • Commercially ready product

  • Company generating consitent revenue (cash flow positive or near positive)

  • Management team in place

  • In growth phase

  • No more then $5M raised in total capital 

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Products
  • Business Services
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Consumer Products
  • Digital Marketing
  • Education
  • Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Fintech
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Internet / Web Services
  • IT Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Other
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation