What type of startups can apply?
There are no restrictions to apply. We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.
We have already raised some capital, are there any restrictions for applying?
There are no restrictions on the amount of capital raised, we encourage everyone to apply.
Is there an application fee?
It is free to apply.
What will the BAT - Biscay Startup Challenge winning startup receive?
Startup World Cup will provide free tickets to attend the Networking Party and the Grand Final in San Francisco to the winning startup from each regional event. BAT B Accelerator Tower will provide € 2,000 to cover the winner's costs.
Who will be evaluating my applications?
Application review committee will consist of representatives from VCs, incubators, and angel investors.
How long will each startup pitch for?
In the regional final, the pitch will be 5 minutes and the Q&A will be 5 minutes.
Can I participate in the draw for the 4 BAT coworking memberships to be held at the regional finals?
All startups registered in this call, who attend the event on 22 November, will be entered into the draw.
Is it a requirement to tweet after I submit my application?
It is not a requirement, but part of the judging criteria will be based on startup’s activity level on Twitter. Be sure to use hashtag #SWC2023 and #STARTUPWORLDCUP so we see your tweets!
My startup is not in Biscay. Can I still apply?
We accept applications regardless of your location. We encourage you to apply to the closest regional competition.
Can I apply to more than one regional?
Startups can apply to more than one regional, as long as the startup is not a regional champion. Remember that the BAT – Biscay Startup Challenge is the only one in the national territory.