The University of Queensland (UQ) will be hosting the Australian regional competition for the Startup World Cup. 

Pitch your startup, in under 4 minutes, for the Startup World Cup: Australia Regional Competiton for a chance to travel to the Grand Finale in San Francisco. The 2023 Grand Finale Winner will recieve a USD $1 million investment prize.

Submit your application today to take part in the regional competition and read the full terms and conditions for more information.

Apply for Startup World Cup    Attend the Competition

Applications for the competition close Thursday 9 November 2023.


To enter the competiton please complete the online application form and submit the following:

  • A video pitch no longer than 3 minutes on YouTube, provide the link in your application
  • A 40 word or less response including your startup name, industry, and brief pitch


To be eligible to enter this competition, you must: 

  • be over the age of 18 years old
  • have a valid Australian passport
  • have a team consisting of 1-4 members 

Read the full competition terms and conditions


Participants will need to commit two weeks to the competition from the Australia Regional Competition to the Grand Finale. 

1 NovInformation sessionLearn more about the competition and the application process.
15 Nov         Australia Regional Competition

Pitch your startup at the Australia Regional Competition and watch as startups pitch their business st UQ's St Lucia campus. Grab your ticket below to attend the competition.

Attend the competition

29 NovSemi-final in San FranciscoThe winner of the Australia Regional Competition will be sent to San Francisco to take part in the semi-finals. 
30 NovWorkshops in San FranciscoSemi-finalists will attend a series of workshops in the lead up to the Grand Finale.
1 DecGrand Finale and networking partyThe Grand Finale will take place at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco, the winner will recieve a USD $1 Million investment prize. 

About Startup World Cup

Started by Pegasus Tech Ventures, a US Silicon Valley VC, Startup World Cup is a global conference and competition that brings together the top startups, VCs, entrepreneuers and world-class tech CEOs. Partnering with some of the world's largest conferences and tech events to host 70+ regional startup competitions for North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.



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