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Challenging times call for unconventional solutions

Get in the Ring is a global startup competition active in over 200 cities. We give opportunities to unconventional solutions in all corners of the world, to prove their solutions and solve 21st century challenges. Working alongside industry leading partners, we support the scale and impact that startups make across the globe.


We use the Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to transforming our world using unconventional solutions.

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Zero Hunger
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Good Health & Well-being
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Clean Water & Sanitation
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Affordable & Clean Energy
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Decent work & Economic Growth
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Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
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Sustainable Cities & Communities
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Responsible Consumption & Production
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Climate Action
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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Companies we work with:

Eye verification startup ZOLOZ (formerly EyeVerify) won the Get in the Ring competition in 2013, got global exposure and was acquired for $100M by Ant Financial two years later.

Provide the solution for our partners' challenges

Solve the challenges of our corporate partners for a chance to prove your solution and access the network you need to scale.

The most global startup competition

Our global startup competition is active in all corners of the world and is your chance to connect with our community of partners. Join the competition and prove to us that you have a promising solution and should be connected to the people who have the power to help you scale. Together we can solve the grand challenges we all face in cities around the world.

Capital that makes you scale

If you’re a startup looking for growth capital, we can connect you to investors or assess your eligibility to access our own fund.

Convious were crowned the champions of our 2018 competition



“After winning the competition, our term sheet was raised to 3.6M in funding. Thanks Get in the Ring for that!”

Kevin Westermeijer - CEO & Co-founder Convious

"By winning the Get in the Ring competition LifeSense Group has transformed the largest women’s health secret, into the largest spoken solution.”

Julia van Zanten, LifeSense Group: solving urinary incontinence for women through wearable technology

Coming to a city near you

Do you have an unconventional solution we need to know about? Join us at one of our selection rounds in your city.

Our global community of organizers:

News

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Get in the RingFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 10:44am
Representing Belgium at the Global Meetup 21 — Qpinch is fueling the future by transforming waste heat into new energy. The impact? A 50% save on your industrial energy bills, together with substantial emission reduction. 🔥🔋

Erik Verdeyen and Qpinch are competing with the brightest changemakers from all over the world for the chance to share their solution worldwide. Reserve your ringside seat to watch the shortlisted finalists get in the ring for the Global Final Battle via https://bit.ly/2P65Xyx.

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Get in the RingThursday, March 4th, 2021 at 8:57am
Meet Jamie Burrows, Founder and CEO at Vertical Future from England. They are fueling the future through advanced farming solutions that enable people and businesses to grow produce in a more sustainable way. Ultimately, the company tackles food-related inequalities and population health. 🌱🌾

Selected out of a thousand startups, Jamie and Vertical Future are competing at the Global Meetup for the chance to share their solutions worldwide during the Final Battle on April 14. Reserve your ringside seat to see the selected 2 finalists get in the ring for the Global Final Battle via https://bit.ly/2P65Xyx

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Get in the RingTuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 5:00pm
Out of 25,000 startup applications from 107 countries, @Biotrem is representing Poland at the Global Meetup 2021. 🥊👑

Małgorzata Then and Biotrem are fueling the future by upcycling leftovers and by-products of the agri-food industry. Their innovative technology builds biodegradable single-use products such as tableware and food packaging, thus positively contributing to the environment.

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100 (online) events around the world, and now we are ready for the final showdown. Which of the 2 finalists will win in the virtual ring? Register for the global livestream via https://bit.ly/2P65Xyx
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Get in the RingMonday, March 1st, 2021 at 5:40pm
Meet Julie, Founder at LOOP Mission from Canada. They are fueling the future by rescuing food waste and repurposing it into amazing products. From fruity soaps, dog treats and pizza crust, to even milkshake beers, cold-pressed juices and sparkling kefirs, their imagination creates endless possibilities.

Selected out of a thousand startups, Julie and Loop Mission are competing at the Global Meetup for the chance to share their solutions worldwide during the Final Battle on April 14. Reserve your ringside seat to see the selected 2 finalists get in the ring for the Global Final Battle via https://bit.ly/2P65Xyx

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Get in the RingSunday, February 28th, 2021 at 10:35am
Straight from Brazil, DigiFarmz is fueling the future at the Global Meetup 2021 — the culmination of our year-long startup competition with 100+ international events 🥊👑.

Their digital platform provides smart recommendations to companies, farmers, and technicians for the control of soybean rust. The result? Increasing yield at lower cost and minimum environmental impact.

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Get in the RingSaturday, February 27th, 2021 at 8:15am
Out of 25,000 startup applications from 107 countries, Wasser 3.0 - rethink is tuning in to the Get in the Ring Global Meetup 2021 from Germany. 🥊👑

Dr. Katrin Schuhen and Wasser 3.0 are fueling the future by by removing microplastics and micropollutants from water in a sustainable, efficient and affordable manner. Their vision? Clean water worldwide.

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Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 7:54am
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