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eMerge Americas 2016

Business Plan Competition · 26 Members · Miami, 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


Deadlines for applications:



  • International - February 6th, 2016

  • National - February 6th, 2016

  • All companies notified - February 15th, 2016


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.


If you have any questions please email us at showcase@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 


 


 

Portfolio

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