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eMERGE AMERICAS

Business Plan Competition · 12 Members · Miami Beach, FL, US

About this Program

It’s about visionary innovation, technological advancements and harnessing the power of both to make our world a better place. It’s about revolutionary startups

Our Investment Focus

eMERGE AMERICAS Startup Showcase


eMerge Americas is seeking the next wave of innovative ventures. 125 companies in 3 tracks will be invited to participate in Starup Showcase at eMerge Americas planned for April 18 & 19. 10 Later Stage, 10 Early Stage and 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***



 eMerge Americas is seeking the next wave of innovative ventures to compete in one of 3 tracks at the 2016 conference. Please review the eligibility requirements and application process below for details on the competition.



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


APPLICATION PROCESS


Applications must be completed via GUST.


 



Required documents:



  • Executive summary 

  • Pitch deck

  • Financials


Optional documents:



  • Videos

  • Investor Deck

  • Business Plan



PLEASE NOTE:


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



UNIVERSITY TRACK CRITERIA



  • 1) Student(s) and/or recent graduates (up to 2 years)

  • 2) From any college or university 

  • 3) Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced

  • 4) Little or no revenue

  • 5) Less than 1 year since founded


 



EARLY STAGE TRACK CRITERIA



  • 1) Minimum Viable Product (MVP) produced & Proof of Concept established

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

  • 3) Have paying customers (not cash-flow positive)

  • 4) Less than 3 years since founded

  • 5) No more then $500k raised in angel or seed capital


 



LATER STAGE TRACK CRITERIA



  • 1) Commercially ready product

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

  • 3) Management team in place

  • 4) In growth phase

  • 5) No more then $5M raised in total capital 


 


**IF YOU ARE RE-SUBMITTING FROM LAST YEAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:


 Option 1: Create a brand new Gust account using a new email address, input your information and complete the application to eMerge Americas on Gust.


 Option 2: Using your existing email address password to log into Gust, click the MY DASHBOARD section at the top left. Next, on the right hand side you should see your current company's logo with a "+" button next to it. Click that button to add a new account using the same email address and apply to eMerge Americas on Gust.


***IF YOU ARE RE-SUBMITTING FROM LAST YEAR PLEASE LET US KNOW VIA EMAIL: SHOWCASE@EMERGEAMERICAS.ORG ***

Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology
  • Computers and Peripherals
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare Services
  • Internet / Web Services
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Mobile
  • Nanotechnology
  • Other